better better  /ˈbɛ tər/


  1. (adj) (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
  2. (adv) comparative of `well'; in a better or more excellent manner or more advantageously or attractively or to a greater degree etc.
  3. (n) the superior one of two alternatives
  4. (adj) deserving of esteem and respect
  5. (n) something superior in quality or condition or effect
  6. (n) someone who bets
  7. (n) a superior person having claim to precedence
  8. (v) surpass in excellence
  9. (v) to make better
  10. (v) get better
  11. (adj) (comparative of `good') changed for the better in health or fitness
  12. (n) benefit
  13. (adj) (comparative and superlative of `well') wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable
  14. (n) moral excellence or admirableness
  15. (adj) more than half
  16. (n) that which is pleasing or valuable or useful
  17. (adv) from a position of superiority or authority
  18. (adj) having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified
  19. (adj) having the normally expected amount
  20. (adj) morally admirable
  21. (adj) promoting or enhancing well-being
  22. (adj) agreeable or pleasing
  23. (adj) of moral excellence
  24. (adj) having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
  25. (adj) thorough
  26. (n) articles of commerce
  27. (adj) with or in a close or intimate relationship
  28. (adj) financially sound
  29. (adj) most suitable or right for a particular purpose
  30. (adj) resulting favorably
  31. (adj) exerting force or influence
  32. (adj) capable of pleasing
  33. (adj) appealing to the mind
  34. (adj) in excellent physical condition
  35. (adj) tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health
  36. (adj) not forged
  37. (adj) not left to spoil
  38. (adj) generally admired
  39. (adv) (often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or satisfactory manner or to a high standard (`good' is a nonstandard dialectal variant for `well')
  40. (adv) completely and absolutely (`good' is sometimes used informally for `thoroughly')
  41. (n) a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine
  42. (n) a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid
  43. (n) an abundant source
  44. (n) an open shaft through the floors of a building (as for a stairway)
  45. (n) an enclosed compartment in a ship or plane for holding something as e.g. fish or a plane's landing gear or for protecting something as e.g. a ship's pumps
  46. (v) come up, as of a liquid
  47. (adj) in good health especially after having suffered illness or injury
  48. (adj) resulting favorably
  49. (adj) wise or advantageous and hence advisable
  50. (adv) (often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or satisfactory manner or to a high standard (`good' is a nonstandard dialectal variant for `well')
  51. (adv) thoroughly or completely; fully; often used as a combining form
  52. (adv) indicating high probability; in all likelihood
  53. (adv) (used for emphasis or as an intensifier) entirely or fully
  54. (adv) to a suitable or appropriate extent or degree
  55. (adv) favorably; with approval
  56. (adv) to a great extent or degree
  57. (adv) with great or especially intimate knowledge
  58. (adv) with prudence or propriety
  59. (adv) with skill or in a pleasing manner
  60. (adv) in a manner affording benefit or advantage
  61. (adv) in financial comfort
  62. (adv) without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor


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  1. Chicago study renews the debate over boys'and girls'ability It is well known that teen-age boys tend to do better at math than girls, that male high school students.
  2. A new study shows that a standardized test of doctor communication skills can help create a nicer, better doctor of the future.
  3. I think someone with nothing better to do should try to program a textee-post generator.


  1. Better Business Bureau warns of tree removal, repair scams following storms

    The Better Business Bureau is warning homeowners of people known as Storm Chasers. They are people or businesses who go door-to-door soliciting business in storm-damaged areas. BBB officials say some storm chasers could leave homeowners with shoddy work and a hole in their pocket.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: News 14 Carolina

  2. Better Business Bureau Warns of Tree Removal Scammers

    The Better Business Bureau says this is the time when folks need to be careful when it comes to hiring companies to remove trees from their property.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: WHSV Harrisonburg

  3. Better weather, more crews stem Eastern Oregon fires

    PORTLAND — Better weather and more firefighters have slowed grassland blazes in Eastern Oregon. Mark Wilkening, a spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, said today that the crews think they have a handle on the Malheur County fires that were caused by lightning and driven two days by …
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Register-Guard


  1. "Now, of course I'll admit that the backyard's a little bigger here, but it's the same spirit," Obama said to laughter. "Michelle and I couldn't imagine a better way to celebrate America's birthday than with America's extraordinary men and...
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: The Associated Press

  2. "It just makes the East that much better," Boston Celtics Coach Doc Rivers said in Orlando, Fla., where he was watching summer league games.
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Doc Rivers Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "We are not saying go out of business," she said. "Do your job better. Make an investment in your employees. We want you to make a profit, but not at the expense of killing your employees."
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: Hilda Solis Source: The Associated Press

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