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Definition of Better
BetterBetter Bet"ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bettered; p. pr. & vb.
n. Bettering.] [AS. beterian, betrian, fr. betera better.
See Better, a.]
1. To improve or ameliorate; to increase the good qualities
Love betters what is best. --Wordsworth.
He thought to better his circumstances. --Thackeray.
2. To improve the condition of, morally, physically,
financially, socially, or otherwise.
The constant effort of every man to better himself.
3. To surpass in excellence; to exceed; to excel.
The works of nature do always aim at that which can
not be bettered. --Hooker.
4. To give advantage to; to support; to advance the interest
Weapons more violent, when next we meet, May serve
to better us and worse our foes. --Milton.
Syn: To improve; meliorate; ameliorate; mend; amend; correct;
emend; reform; advance; promote. BetterBetter Bet"ter, n.
1. Advantage, superiority, or victory; -- usually with of;
as, to get the better of an enemy.
2. One who has a claim to precedence; a superior, as in
merit, social standing, etc.; -- usually in the plural.
Their betters would hardly be found. --Hooker.
For the better, in the way of improvement; so as to produce
improvement. ``If I have altered him anywhere for the
Better Bet"ter, v. i.
To become better; to improve. --Carlyle.
Better Bet"ter, n.
One who bets or lays a wager.
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