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