Advantage, superiority, or victory; -- usually with of; as, to get the better of an enemy.
One who has a claim to precedence; a superior, as in merit, social standing, etc.; -- usually in the plural.
In a superior or more excellent manner; with more skill and wisdom, courage, virtue, advantage, or success; as, Henry writes better than John; veterans fight better than recruits.
To surpass in excellence; to exceed; to excel.
To give advantage to; to support; to advance the interest of.
one having claim to precedence; a superior; "the common man has been kept in his place by his betters"
the superior one of two alternatives; "chose the better of the two"
surpass in excellence; "She bettered her own record"; "break a record"
(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"
(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"
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"
from a position of superiority or authority; "father knows best"; "I know better."