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Etymology 1

Old English betera.

Adjective

better

  1. Comparative form of good or well: more good or well.
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Adverb

better

  1. Comparative form of well: more well.
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Verb

Infinitive
to better

Third person singular
betters

Simple past
bettered

Past participle
bettered

Present participle
bettering

to better (third-person singular simple present betters, present participle bettering, simple past and past participle bettered)
  1. To improve.
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Etymology 2

Alternate pronunciation of bettor or modern fomation from the the verb to bet.

Noun

Singular
better

Plural
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better ({{{1}}})
  1. Alternative spelling of bettor.
  2. An entity, usually animate, deemed superior to or better than another.
    He quickly found Ali his better in the ring.

West Frisian

Adjective

better

  1. better

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