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Definition of Better

Better

  1. Having good qualities in a greater degree than another; as, a better man; a better physician; a better house; a better air.
  2. Preferable in regard to rank, value, use, fitness, acceptableness, safety, or in any other respect.
  3. Greater in amount; larger; more.
  4. Improved in health; less affected with disease; as, the patient is better.
  5. More advanced; more perfect; as, upon better acquaintance; a better knowledge of the subject.
  6. Advantage, superiority, or victory; -- usually with of; as, to get the better of an enemy.
  7. One who has a claim to precedence; a superior, as in merit, social standing, etc.; -- usually in the plural.
  8. In a superior or more excellent manner; with more skill and wisdom, courage, virtue, advantage, or success; as, Henry writes better than John; veterans fight better than recruits.
  9. More correctly or thoroughly.
  10. In a higher or greater degree; more; as, to love one better than another.
  11. More, in reference to value, distance, time, etc.; as, ten miles and better.
  12. To improve or ameliorate; to increase the good qualities of.
  13. To improve the condition of, morally, physically, financially, socially, or otherwise.
  14. To surpass in excellence; to exceed; to excel.
  15. To give advantage to; to support; to advance the interest of.
  16. To become better; to improve.
  17. One who bets or lays a wager.

Better Quotations

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. - Helen Keller
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
Helen Keller

You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.
Albert Einstein

If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.
William J. Clinton

Positive anything is better than negative nothing. - Elbert Hubbard
Positive anything is better than negative nothing.
Elbert Hubbard

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. - Samuel Beckett
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
Samuel Beckett
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Better Translations

better in Afrikaans is beter
better in Danish is bedre
better in Dutch is beter
better in French is meilleur
better in German is besser
better in Italian is migliore
better in Latin is melior
better in Norwegian is bedre
better in Portuguese is melhor
better in Spanish is mejor
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