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Overview of noun better

The noun better has 4 senses

  • better -- (something superior in quality or condition or effect; "a change for the better")

  • bettor, better, wagerer, punter -- (someone who bets)

  • better -- (a superior person having claim to precedence; "the common man has been kept in his place by his betters")

  • better -- (the superior one of two alternatives; "chose the better of the two")

Overview of verb better

The verb better has 3 senses

Overview of adj better

The adj better has 4 senses

  • better -- ((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"; "a suit with a better fit"; "a better chance of success"; "produced a better mousetrap"; "she's better in math than in history")

  • better -- ((comparative of `good') changed for the better in health or fitness; "her health is better now"; "I feel better")

  • better, best -- ((comparative and superlative of `well') wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable; "it would be better to speak to him"; "the White House thought it best not to respond")

  • better -- (more than half; "argued for the better part of an hour")

Overview of adj good

The adj good has 21 senses

  • good -- (having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified; "good news from the hospital"; "a good report card"; "when she was good she was very very good"; "a good knife is one good for cutting"; "this stump will make a good picnic table"; "a good check"; "a good joke"; "a good exterior paint"; "a good secretary"; "a good dress for the office")

  • full, good -- (having the normally expected amount; "gives full measure"; "gives good measure"; "a good mile from here")

  • good -- (morally admirable)

  • estimable, good, honorable, respectable -- (deserving of esteem and respect; "all respectable companies give guarantees"; "ruined the family's good name")

  • beneficial, good -- (promoting or enhancing well-being; "an arms limitation agreement beneficial to all countries"; "the beneficial effects of a temperate climate"; "the experience was good for her")

  • good -- (agreeable or pleasing; "we all had a good time"; "good manners")

  • good, just, upright -- (of moral excellence; "a genuinely good person"; "a just cause"; "an upright and respectable man")

  • adept, expert, good, practiced, proficient, skillful, skilful -- (having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude; "adept in handicrafts"; "an adept juggler"; "an expert job"; "a good mechanic"; "a practiced marksman"; "a proficient engineer"; "a lesser-known but no less skillful composer"; "the effect was achieved by skillful retouching")

  • good -- (thorough; "had a good workout"; "gave the house a good cleaning")

  • dear, good, near -- (with or in a close or intimate relationship; "a good friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear")

  • dependable, good, safe, secure -- (financially sound; "a good investment"; "a secure investment")

  • good, right, ripe -- (most suitable or right for a particular purpose; "a good time to plant tomatoes"; "the right time to act"; "the time is ripe for great sociological changes")

  • good, well -- (resulting favorably; "it's a good thing that I wasn't there"; "it is good that you stayed"; "it is well that no one saw you"; "all's well that ends well")

  • effective, good, in effect, in force -- (exerting force or influence; "the law is effective immediately"; "a warranty good for two years"; "the law is already in effect (or in force)")

  • good -- (capable of pleasing; "good looks")

  • good, serious -- (appealing to the mind; "good music"; "a serious book")

  • good, sound -- (in excellent physical condition; "good teeth"; "I still have one good leg"; "a sound mind in a sound body")

  • good, salutary -- (tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health; "beneficial effects of a balanced diet"; "a good night's sleep"; "the salutary influence of pure air")

  • good, honest -- (not forged; "a good dollar bill")

  • good, undecomposed, unspoiled, unspoilt -- (not left to spoil; "the meat is still good")

  • good -- (generally admired; "good taste")

Overview of adj well

The adj well has 3 senses

  • well -- (in good health especially after having suffered illness or injury; "appears to be entirely well"; "the wound is nearly well"; "a well man"; "I think I'm well; at least I feel well")

  • good, well -- (resulting favorably; "it's a good thing that I wasn't there"; "it is good that you stayed"; "it is well that no one saw you"; "all's well that ends well")

  • well -- (wise or advantageous and hence advisable; "it would be well to start early")

Overview of adv better

The adv better has 2 senses

  • better -- (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")

  • better, best -- (from a position of superiority or authority; "father knows best"; "I know better.")

Overview of adv well

The adv well has 13 senses

  • well, good -- ((often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or satisfactory manner or to a high standard (`good' is a nonstandard dialectal variant for `well'); "the children behaved well"; "a task well done"; "the party went well"; "he slept well"; "a well-argued thesis"; "a well-seasoned dish"; "a well-planned party"; "the baby can walk pretty good")

  • well -- (thoroughly or completely; fully; often used as a combining form; "The problem is well understood"; "she was well informed"; "shake well before using"; "in order to avoid food poisoning be sure the meat is well cooked"; "well-done beef", "well-satisfied customers"; "well-educated")

  • well, easily -- (indicating high probability; in all likelihood; "I might well do it"; "a mistake that could easily have ended in disaster"; "you may well need your umbrella"; "he could equally well be trying to deceive us")

  • well -- ((used for emphasis or as an intensifier) entirely or fully; "a book well worth reading"; "was well aware of the difficulties ahead"; "suspected only too well what might be going on")

  • well -- (to a suitable or appropriate extent or degree; "the project was well underway"; "the fetus has well developed organs"; "his father was well pleased with his grades")

  • well -- (favorably; with approval; "their neighbors spoke well of them"; "he thought well of the book")

  • well, considerably, substantially -- (to a great extent or degree; "I'm afraid the film was well over budget"; "painting the room white made it seem considerably (or substantially) larger"; "the house has fallen considerably in value"; "the price went up substantially")

  • well, intimately -- (with great or especially intimate knowledge; "we knew them well")

  • well -- (with prudence or propriety; "You would do well to say nothing more"; "could not well refuse")

  • well -- (with skill or in a pleasing manner; "she dances well"; "he writes well")

  • well, advantageously -- (in a manner affording benefit or advantage; "she married well"; "The children were settled advantageously in Seattle")

  • well, comfortably -- (in financial comfort; "They live well"; "she has been able to live comfortably since her husband died")

  • well -- (without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor; "took the joke well"; "took the tragic news well")