(noun, adjective, verb, adverb)


1. (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

Similar word(s): amended, finer, improved

2. (comparative of `good') changed for the better in health or fitness

- her health is better now

- I feel better

Similar word(s): fitter, healthier

3. (comparative and superlative of `well') wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable

- it would be better to speak to him

Similar word(s): advisable, best

4. more than half

- argued for the better part of an hour

Similar word(s): major


1. 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

2. from a position of superiority or authority

- I know better.

Similar word(s): best

Sentences with better as an adverb:

- ten miles and better


1. something superior in quality or condition or effect

- a change for the better

Definition categories: attribute, good, goodness

2. someone who bets

Similar word(s): bettor, punter, wagerer

Definition categories: person, gambler

3. a superior person having claim to precedence

- the common man has been kept in his place by his betters

Definition categories: person, superior, superordinate

4. the superior one of two alternatives

- chose the better of the two

Definition categories: attribute, good, goodness

Sentences with better as a noun:

- He quickly found Ali his better in the ring.


1. surpass in excellence

- She bettered her own record

Similar word(s): break

Definition categories: competition, exceed, outdo, outgo, outmatch, outperform, outstrip, surmount, surpass

2. to make better

Similar word(s): ameliorate, amend, improve, meliorate

Definition categories: change, alter, modify

3. get better

Similar word(s): ameliorate, improve, meliorate

Definition categories: change, turn

Sentences with better as a verb:

- You better do that if you know what's good for you.