ETYM Old Eng. betere, bettre, and as adv. bet, AS. betera, adj ., and bet, adv.; akin to Icel. betri, adj, betr, adv., Goth. batiza. Related to Boot advantage, and cf. Best, Batful.
1. (Comparative and superlative of 'well') Wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable; SYN. best.
2. (Comparative of 'good') Changed for the better in health or fitness.
3. (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.
4. More than half.
1. Comparative of 'well'; in a better or more excellent manner or more advantageously or attractively or to a greater degree etc..
2. From a position of superiority or authority; SYN. best.
1. One having claim to precedence; a superior.
2. Something better.
3. The superior one of two alternatives.
1. To get better; SYN. improve, ameliorate, meliorate.
2. To surpass in excellence; SYN. break.
3. To make better in quality or more valuable; SYN. improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate.