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better

Definitions by Oxford


[ˈbɛtə], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- more desirable, satisfactory, or effective
(e.g: we're hoping for better weather tomorrow)

- partly or fully recovered from illness, injury, or mental stress
(e.g: his leg was getting better)


Phrases:
- be better than nothing
- better off
- better safe than sorry
- better than
- better the devil you know than the devil you don't know
- for better or worse
- get the better of
- go one better
- had better do something
- have the better of
- no better than
- no better than one should be
- the better part of
- the better to —
- the — the better

Origin:
Old English betera (adjective), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch beter and German besser, also to best


[ˈbɛtə], (Adverb)

Definitions:
- more excellently or effectively
(e.g: Jonathon could do better if he tried)


Phrases:
- be better than nothing
- better off
- better safe than sorry
- better than
- better the devil you know than the devil you don't know
- for better or worse
- get the better of
- go one better
- had better do something
- have the better of
- no better than
- no better than one should be
- the better part of
- the better to —
- the — the better

Origin:
comparative of well


[ˈbɛtə], (Noun)

Definitions:
- the better one; that which is better
(e.g: the Natural History Museum book is by far the better of the two)

- one's superiors in social class or ability
(e.g: I'm not one to speak ill of my betters)


Phrases:
- be better than nothing
- better off
- better safe than sorry
- better than
- better the devil you know than the devil you don't know
- for better or worse
- get the better of
- go one better
- had better do something
- have the better of
- no better than
- no better than one should be
- the better part of
- the better to —
- the — the better

Origin:


[ˈbɛtə], (Verb)

Definitions:
- improve on or surpass (an existing or previous level or achievement)
(e.g: his account can hardly be bettered)


Phrases:
- be better than nothing
- better off
- better safe than sorry
- better than
- better the devil you know than the devil you don't know
- for better or worse
- get the better of
- go one better
- had better do something
- have the better of
- no better than
- no better than one should be
- the better part of
- the better to —
- the — the better

Origin:


[ˈbɛtə], (Noun)

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