Dictionary Results for better


1. better - noun

· something superior in quality or condition or effect; "a change for the better"

Hypernym(s): good, goodness




2. better - noun

· someone who bets

Synonym(s): bettor, wagerer, punter

Hypernym(s): gambler




3. better - noun

· a superior person having claim to precedence; "the common man has been kept in his place by his betters"

Hypernym(s): superior, higher-up, superordinate




4. better - noun

· the superior one of two alternatives; "chose the better of the two"

Hypernym(s): good, goodness




5. better - verb

· surpass in excellence; "She bettered her own record"; "break a record"

Synonym(s): break

Hypernym(s): surpass, outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo, surmount, outperform




6. better - verb

· to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

Synonym(s): improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify

Antonym(s): worsen




7. better - verb

· get better; "The weather improved toward evening"

Synonym(s): improve, ameliorate, meliorate

Hypernym(s): change_state, turn

Antonym(s): worsen




8. better - adjective

· (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"

Antonym(s): worse




9. better - adjective

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

Antonym(s): worse




10. better - adjective

· (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"

Synonym(s): best




11. better - adjective

· more than half; "argued for the better part of an hour"




12. good - adjective

· 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"

Antonym(s): bad




13. good - adjective

· having the normally expected amount; "gives full measure"; "gives good measure"; "a good mile from here"

Synonym(s): full




14. good - adjective

· morally admirable

Antonym(s): evil




15. good - adjective

· deserving of esteem and respect; "all respectable companies give guarantees"; "ruined the family's good name"

Synonym(s): estimable, honorable, respectable




16. good - adjective

· 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"

Synonym(s): beneficial




17. good - adjective

· agreeable or pleasing; "we all had a good time"; "good manners"




18. good - adjective

· of moral excellence; "a genuinely good person"; "a just cause"; "an upright and respectable man"

Synonym(s): just, upright




19. good - adjective

· 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"

Synonym(s): adept, expert, practiced, proficient, skillful, skilful




20. good - adjective

· thorough; "had a good workout"; "gave the house a good cleaning"




21. good - adjective

· with or in a close or intimate relationship; "a good friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear"

Synonym(s): dear, near




22. good - adjective

· financially safe; "a good investment"; "a secure investment"

Synonym(s): dependable, safe, secure




23. good - adjective

· 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"

Synonym(s): right, ripe




24. good - adjective

· 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"

Synonym(s): well




25. good - adjective

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

Synonym(s): effective, in_effect, in_force




26. good - adjective

· capable of pleasing; "good looks"




27. good - adjective

· appealing to the mind; "good music"; "a serious book"

Synonym(s): serious




28. good - adjective

· in excellent physical condition; "good teeth"; "I still have one good leg"; "a sound mind in a sound body"

Synonym(s): sound




29. good - adjective

· 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"

Synonym(s): salutary




30. good - adjective

· not forged; "a good dollar bill"

Synonym(s): honest




31. good - adjective

· not left to spoil; "the meat is still good"

Synonym(s): unspoiled, unspoilt




32. good - adjective

· generally admired; "good taste"




33. well - adjective

· 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"

Antonym(s): ill




34. well - adjective

· 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"

Synonym(s): good




35. well - adjective

· wise or advantageous and hence advisable; "it would be well to start early"




36. better - adverb

· 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"




37. better - adverb

· from a position of superiority or authority; "father knows best"; "I know better."

Synonym(s): best




38. well - adverb

· (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"

Synonym(s): good

Antonym(s): ill




39. well - adverb

· 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"




40. well - adverb

· 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"

Synonym(s): easily




41. well - adverb

· (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"




42. well - adverb

· 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"




43. well - adverb

· favorably; with approval; "their neighbors spoke well of them"; "he thought well of the book"

Antonym(s): ill




44. well - adverb

· 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"

Synonym(s): considerably, substantially




45. well - adverb

· with great or especially intimate knowledge; "we knew them well"

Synonym(s): intimately




46. well - adverb

· with prudence or propriety; "You would do well to say nothing more"; "could not well refuse"




47. well - adverb

· with skill or in a pleasing manner; "she dances well"; "he writes well"

Antonym(s): badly




48. well - adverb

· in a manner affording benefit or advantage; "she married well"; "The children were settled advantageously in Seattle"

Synonym(s): advantageously

Antonym(s): badly




49. well - adverb

· in financial comfort; "They live well"; "she has been able to live comfortably since her husband died"

Synonym(s): comfortably




50. well - adverb

· without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor; "took the joke well"; "took the tragic news well"

Antonym(s): badly





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