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Dictionary definition for: Better

1. (v) surpass in excellence; "She bettered her own record" "break a record"

2. (n) one having claim to precedence; a superior; "the common man has been kept in his place by his betters"

3. (r) comparative of "well" in a better or more excellent manner or more advantageously or attractively or to a greater degree etc.; "She had never sung better" "a deed better left undone" "better suited to the job"

4. (a) (comparative of "good'') superior to another (of the same class or set or kind) in excellence or quality or desirability or suitability; more highly skilled than another; "You''re a better man than I am, Gunga Din" "a better coat" "a better type of car"

5. (a) (comparative of "good'') changed for the better in health or fitness; "her health is better now" "I feel better"

6. (r) from a position of superiority or authority; "father knows best" "I know better."

7. (v) to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

8. (n) someone who bets

9. (v) get better; "The weather improved toward evening"

10. (n) the superior one of two alternatives; "chose the better of the two"

11. (s) more than half; "argued for the better part of an hour"

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