Character 6
Hyphenation bet ter
Pronunciations [ˈbeɾə]

Definitions and meanings of "Better"

What do we mean by better?

An entity, usually animate, deemed superior to another; one who has a claim to precedence; a superior.

Word commonly used by an individual to describe superiority over another in any event Urban Dictionary

To use a good word as a manner of a bad one.. to emphasise a bad word to make it worse than what it actually is.. Urban Dictionary

Better than better. Often used when trying to trump someones belief that one thing is better than another. Urban Dictionary

Taking something to the next level. Better than 'ace' but not as good as 'bettererer' Urban Dictionary

1. When you want to stress the need for vast improvement. 2. When you wish to convey that someone's future state needs plenty of work. Urban Dictionary

To increase the good qualities of; make better; improve + excellent; great; marvelous. Urban Dictionary

When a significant-other preens his or her loved-one in the morning, or before a party, so that the loved-one appears better socially in order to better represent the significant-other’s choice in a mate Urban Dictionary

I wouldn't say better but... Urban Dictionary

To make improve Urban Dictionary

Getting better Urban Dictionary

Synonyms and Antonyms for Better

The word "better" in example sentences

Popper held, that even if a theory t2 with a higher content than a rival theory t1 is subsequently falsified, it can still legitimately be regarded as a better theory than t1, and ˜better™ is here now understood to mean t2 is closer to the truth than t1. ❋ Thornton, Stephen (2009)

We would do better to say: _more_ is often _better_ , but _most_ is rarely _best_ , especially if we fail to measure everything together, tangible and intangible alike. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Most of the contemporary "political poetry" I've read remain mired in authorial biography (granted, it could be a function of my reading habit) -- they were writ primarily to make the authors feel better (by *feel better*, it includes ranting against abuse). ❋ Unknown (2007)

People are better than their creeds, and, it should seem, sometimes _better_ than _their_ principles. ❋ Various (N/A)

Were they, after all, with all their muddy color and uncertain composition, better -- actually _better_, in the fundamentals that count, than those two glorified forms that ruled the room? ❋ Margaret Horton Potter (N/A)

Bright knew his Englishmen better than Lowell did, —better than England did. ❋ Unknown (1918)

The idealists planned and strove and shouted that their city should become a better, better, and better city—and what they meant, when they used the word “better, ” was “more prosperous, ” and the core of their idealism was this: “The more prosperous my beloved city, the more prosperous beloved I! ❋ Unknown (1918)

First, _Know what you want to say_; second, _Say it_; third, _Use your own language_; fourth, _Leave out all the fine passages_; fifth, _A short word is better than a long one_; sixth, _The fewer words, other things being equal, the better_; finally, _Cut it to pieces_. ❋ Various (1904)

"You were Peter Grimm," she said, "before you knew better" -- that's what _they_ call leaving _this_ world -- "_to know better_." ❋ David Belasco (1892)

Some people are too late for everything but ruin; when a nobleman apologized to George III. for being late, and said, "better late than never," the king replied, "No, I say, _better never than late_." ❋ Orison Swett Marden (1887)

Yet she knew, better than he did, —better than she liked to tell him, —that it was not the thing for her to live there alone. ❋ Susan Warner (1852)

“We always suppose that which is better to take place in nature, if it be possible,” says Aristotle; and the vaguest and most heterogeneous qualities being confounded together under the notion of being _better_, there was no limit to the wildness of the inferences. ❋ John Stuart Mill (1839)

I said to myself, adversity and constraint are more favorable to wisdom, than liberty and prosperity; or to express it in better words -- "_sorrow is better than laughter, for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better_;" and for this maxim of wisdom we are indebted to a Jew. ❋ Benjamin Waterhouse (1800)

_Learning_, the better _Philosophers_, and the greater _Abilities_ they possess, the _more_, and the _better_ are they _qualified_, to ❋ John Evelyn (1663)

The primary objective is not politics, it's not waiting for the Rapture, it's not organizing better politically, but rather organizing * better* ways to spread the Gospel Message. ❋ Unknown (2009)

 it makes me feel better, necessarily, but that it makes me feel better  about you. ❋ Michaud, S G & Aynesworth H (1989)

"I congratulate you, Mr Leather, on getting a _better_ situation (if it really should turn out to be better), and I sincerely hope it may -- for your mother's sake as well as your own. ❋ Unknown (1859)

IV. i.1 (427,1) Yet better thus, and known to be contemn'd] The meaning is, _'Tis better_ to be _thus contemned, and_ known _to yourself_ to be contemned. ❋ Samuel Johnson (1746)

"There's a really worrying hierarchy in the newspapers: that to be the wife is better than to be the girlfriend, and to be the wife of the more successful footballer is ­better than to be the wife of the less successful footballer. ❋ Kira Cochrane (2010)

I'm [Better] ❋ KA (2003)

that [lad] [over there] is a better [wanker]! ❋ Knobby Knob Knob (2005)

Dave: [Google] is better. [Sally]: [Yahoo] is betterer. ❋ CakeEater1Million (2008)

Gail: Hey Scott, [Corby] is ace! Scott: No Gail, [I think you'll find] that Corby is even [betterer]! ❋ Dunney Boy (2016)

[Damit] Skyler, how do you [botch] an simple introductory email? Be [BETTERER]! ❋ King Of The Moment (2018)

[Simple] acts to make [the world] a betterful [place]. ❋ "See You In Another Life" (2010)

Me: “My girlfriend keeps [choosing] the outfits that I wear to work, and she also [combs] [my hair] every morning.” Friend: “Yeah, she’s bettering you...” ❋ SaucyBdog (2019)

Hym "Oh, I'm not much of an [orator] but you know what they say about orators: 'As long as they are poor the state and the people can only praise their [uprightness]; but once they are fattened on the public's funds, the conceive a hatred for justice, plan intrigues against the people, and attack the democracy' ~ [Aristophanes]. Not that I'm the biggest fan of democracy... But I am an archetypal figure and multiple people have been intimated into the culture in their peripheral association to me. And, as a diagnostician, I'm like 2 for 2 over here. So, I wouldn't say 'better' but I'm sure I would do a pretty good job." 🤷 ❋ Hym Iam (2022)

for the [BETTERMENT] of [the team] , we stayed after doing [laps] ❋ Aye Roll (2010)

[I am] [on the better]. ❋ Dwitte (2017)

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