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Overview of noun better

The noun better has 4 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) better

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

2. bettor, better, wagerer, punter

(someone who bets)

3. better

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

4. better

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


Overview of verb better

The verb better has 3 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (1) better, break

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

2. (1) better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate

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

3. (1) better, improve, ameliorate, meliorate

(get better; "The weather improved toward evening")


Overview of verb well

The verb well has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (3) well, swell

(come up, as of a liquid; "Tears well in her eyes"; "the currents well up")


Overview of adj better

The adj better has 4 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (69) 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")

2. (23) better

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

3. (8) 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")

4. better

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


Overview of adj well

The adj well has 3 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (4) 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")

2. (3) 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")

3. (3) well

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


Overview of adv better

The adv better has 2 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (45) 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")

2. (2) better, best

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

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