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Definitions of better:
  • noun:   the superior one of two alternatives
    Example: "Chose the better of the two"
  • noun:   one having claim to precedence; a superior
    Example: "The common man has been kept in his place by his betters"
  • noun:   someone who bets
  • verb:   surpass in excellence
    Example: "She bettered her own record"
  • verb:   get better
  • verb:   to make better
  • adjective:   more than half
    Example: "Argued for the better part of an hour"
  • adjective:   (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
    Example: "You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din"
  • adjective:   (comparative of `good') changed for the better in health or fitness
    Example: "Her health is better now"
  • adverb:   comparative of `well'; in a better or more excellent manner or more advantageously or attractively or to a greater degree etc.
    Example: "She had never sung better"
  • adverb:   from a position of superiority or authority
    Example: "I know better."
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #58473)

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