better

All Adjective Adverb
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  • This is not to say that common law is better in every situation.
  • His early education was good, though not especially in the direction of art.
  • We are told to keep a good look-out -- and that we shall. Cited from Adventures in New Guinea, by James Chalmers
  • Just at this time my good watch dog fell down dead at my feet. Cited from Robinson Crusoe/One Syllable, by Mary Godolphin
  • More research is needed to provide a better answer to that question.
  • We shall have to keep a good look-out to-night. Cited from Adventures in New Guinea, by James Chalmers
  • All this took much time; a good half-hour at least, perhaps longer. Cited from Burnham Breaker, by Homer Greene
  • So it went for the space of a good half-hour. Cited from A Son of the City, by Herman Gastrell Seely
  • It was a good half hour before the camp was reached. Cited from The Rover Boys In The Mountains, by Arthur M. Winfield
  • We wish you and all our friends to experience better times.
  • It's far better than thinking that we get things right all the time.
  • He lived there for a good portion of his later life.
  • Some were for the public good, while others were for himself.
  • We could also take out the songs that didn't sound good.
  • His parents decided it was better for him to be educated at home.
  • If you want to play on his team you'd better like hard work, too.
  • "You are going to speak to my father about having a good look-out kept?" Cited from The Ocean Cat's Paw, by George Manville Fenn
  • Every member of the company was dressed and made up a good half hour too soon. Cited from Bambi, by Marjorie Benton Cooke
  • The more resources the noble had access to the better his troops would be.
  • I have never known much good done by those who affected to trade for the public good.
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Meaning of better

  • noun Something superior in quality or condition or effect
    a change for the better
  • noun A superior person having claim to precedence
    the common man has been kept in his place by his betters
  • noun The superior one of two alternatives
    chose the better of the two
  • verb Surpass in excellence
    She bettered her own record, break a record
  • verb To make better
    The editor improved the manuscript with his changes
  • verb Get better
    The weather improved toward evening
  • 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
    You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din, a better coat, a better type of car, a suit with a better fit, a better chance of success, produced a better mousetrap, she's better in math than in history
  • adjective (comparative of `good') changed for the better in health or fitness
    her health is better now, I feel better
  • adverb Comparative of `well'; in a better or more excellent manner or more advantageously or attractively or to a greater degree etc.
    She had never sung better, a deed better left undone, better suited to the job
  • adverb From a position of superiority or authority
    father knows best, I know better.