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Definition of 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

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
Abraham Lincoln

I don't believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.
Ken Venturi

It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.
Nelson Mandela

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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