betterment betterment  /ˈbɛ tər mənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a change for the better; progress in development
  2. (n) an improvement that adds to the value of a property or facility
  3. (n) the act of relieving ills and changing for the better

Usage(s):

  1. A lover of music of all types, a true democrat in all ways, Havel is a man who has dedicated his life to the betterment of others.
  2. The good among us, the ones who are willing to sacrifice the thrill of a love letter for the betterment of their children.
  3. Well, the cow experiment shows the way to even more human betterment.

News

  1. Deadline Dec. 10 For For Affton Holiday Light Contest

    The Affton Community Betterment Association (ACBA) is sponsoring its fourth annual "Affton Holiday Light Display Contest.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: South County Times

  2. Flea market for Leadwood Community Betterment June 22

    The Leadwood Community Betterment Association is sponsoring a flea market starting at 7 a.m. June 22. Vendors are welcome to set up for $10 per space. Canopies, trailers and truckloads are welcome.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Park Hills Daily Journal

  3. Could facemask logos be the new craze in college athletic branding? (Photo)

    College football uniforms have changed over the years. The colors have gotten brighter, the designs have gotten bolder and not all of it has been for the betterment of the sport. However, one company thinks it can take helmets to … Continue reading ?
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Dr. Saturday via Yahoo! Sports

Quotes

  1. "Colleen was a pioneer hockey wife and hockey mom and devoted her entire life to the betterment of the game," Red Wings owners Mike and Marian Ilitch said.
    on Mar 6, 2009 By: Marian Ilitch Source: USA Today

  2. "Father Neuhaus was an inspirational leader, admired theologian and accomplished author who devoted his life to the service of the Almighty and to the betterment of our world," Bush said.
    on Jan 9, 2009 By: President Bush Source: Chicago Tribune

  3. "We are the fortunate beneficiaries of more than $400 million of federal research grants annually, grants that enable Yale to participate in the advancement of knowledge, the cure of disease, and the betterment of the human condition," said Yale...
    on Dec 23, 2008 By: Richard Levin Source: International Herald Tribune

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