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Definition of better:

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

Synonyms:

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