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better pronunciación 1
adjective (comparative of good)
1 more excellent, suitable or desirable, etc.
2 (usu better at something) more successful, skilful, etc in doing it.
3 (comparative of well1) ( esp be or feel or get better) partly or fully improved in health or recovered from illness.
4 greater the better part of a day .
adverb (comparative of well1)
1 more excellently, successfully or fully, etc You can see better from here .
2 in or to a greater degree knows the area better than I do .
noun
1 (esp betters) a person superior in quality or status, etc Respect your elders and betters .
2 (the better) the thing or person that is the more excellent or suitable, etc of two.
verb (bettered , bettering )
1 to beat or improve on something can't better his original score .
2 to make something more suitable, desirable or excellent, etc set out to better the conditions for the workers .
[Anglo-Saxon betera ; 14c as verb 2]
all the better for something very much better as a result of it.
better off more affluent or fortunate; wealthier or in happier circumstances.
better oneself to improve one's position or social standing.
for better or for worse no matter what happens.
get the better of someone to gain the advantage over them; to outwit them.
go one better than someone to improve on what they have achieved, offered, etc.
had better do something ought to do it, especially in order to avoid some undesirable outcome.
so much the better that is, or would be, preferable.


better pronunciación 2 or bettor see under bet


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