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Better (a.) Having good qualities in a greater degree than another; as, a better man; a better physician; a better house; a better air.
Better (a.) Preferable in regard to rank, value, use, fitness, acceptableness, safety, or in any other respect.
Better (a.) Greater in amount; larger; more.
Better (a.) Improved in health; less affected with disease; as, the patient is better.
Better (a.) More advanced; more perfect; as, upon better acquaintance; a better knowledge of the subject.
Better (n.) Advantage, superiority, or victory; -- usually with of; as, to get the better of an enemy.
Better (n.) One who has a claim to precedence; a superior, as in merit, social standing, etc.; -- usually in the plural.
Better (compar.) 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.
Better (compar.) More correctly or thoroughly.
Better (compar.) In a higher or greater degree; more; as, to love one better than another.
Better (compar.) More, in reference to value, distance, time, etc.; as, ten miles and better.
Better (a.) To improve or ameliorate; to increase the good qualities of.
Better (a.) To improve the condition of, morally, physically, financially, socially, or otherwise.
Better (a.) To surpass in excellence; to exceed; to excel.
Better (a.) To give advantage to; to support; to advance the interest of.
Better (v. i.) To become better; to improve.
Better (n.) One who bets or lays a wager.
Good (superl.) Possessing desirable qualities; adapted to answer the end designed; promoting success, welfare, or happiness; serviceable; useful; fit; excellent; admirable; commendable; not bad, corrupt, evil, noxious, offensive, or troublesome, etc.
Good (superl.) Possessing moral excellence or virtue; virtuous; pious; religious; -- said of persons or actions.
Good (superl.) Kind; benevolent; humane; merciful; gracious; polite; propitious; friendly; well-disposed; -- often followed by to or toward, also formerly by unto.
Good (superl.) Serviceable; suited; adapted; suitable; of use; to be relied upon; -- followed especially by for.
Good (superl.) Clever; skillful; dexterous; ready; handy; -- followed especially by at.
Good (superl.) Adequate; sufficient; competent; sound; not fallacious; valid; in a commercial sense, to be depended on for the discharge of obligations incurred; having pecuniary ability; of unimpaired credit.
Good (superl.) Real; actual; serious; as in the phrases in good earnest; in good sooth.
Good (superl.) Not small, insignificant, or of no account; considerable; esp., in the phrases a good deal, a good way, a good degree, a good share or part, etc.
Good (superl.) Not lacking or deficient; full; complete.
Good (superl.) Not blemished or impeached; fair; honorable; unsullied; as in the phrases a good name, a good report, good repute, etc.
Good (n.) That which possesses desirable qualities, promotes success, welfare, or happiness, is serviceable, fit, excellent, kind, benevolent, etc.; -- opposed to evil.
Good (n.) Advancement of interest or happiness; welfare; prosperity; advantage; benefit; -- opposed to harm, etc.
Good (n.) Wares; commodities; chattels; -- formerly used in the singular in a collective sense. In law, a comprehensive name for almost all personal property as distinguished from land or real property.
Good (adv.) Well, -- especially in the phrase as good, with a following as expressed or implied; equally well with as much advantage or as little harm as possible.
Good (v. t.) To make good; to turn to good.
Good (v. t.) To manure; to improve.
Well (v. i.) An issue of water from the earth; a spring; a fountain.
Well (v. i.) A pit or hole sunk into the earth to such a depth as to reach a supply of water, generally of a cylindrical form, and often walled with stone or bricks to prevent the earth from caving in.
Well (v. i.) A shaft made in the earth to obtain oil or brine.
Well (v. i.) Fig.: A source of supply; fountain; wellspring.
Well (v. i.) An inclosure in the middle of a vessel's hold, around the pumps, from the bottom to the lower deck, to preserve the pumps from damage and facilitate their inspection.
Well (v. i.) A compartment in the middle of the hold of a fishing vessel, made tight at the sides, but having holes perforated in the bottom to let in water for the preservation of fish alive while they are transported to market.
Well (v. i.) A vertical passage in the stern into which an auxiliary screw propeller may be drawn up out of water.
Well (v. i.) A depressed space in the after part of the deck; -- often called the cockpit.
Well (v. i.) A hole or excavation in the earth, in mining, from which run branches or galleries.
Well (v. i.) An opening through the floors of a building, as for a staircase or an elevator; a wellhole.
Well (v. i.) The lower part of a furnace, into which the metal falls.
Well (v. i.) To issue forth, as water from the earth; to flow; to spring.
Well (v. t.) To pour forth, as from a well.
Well (v. t.) In a good or proper manner; justly; rightly; not ill or wickedly.
Well (v. t.) Suitably to one's condition, to the occasion, or to a proposed end or use; suitably; abundantly; fully; adequately; thoroughly.
Well (v. t.) Fully or about; -- used with numbers.
Well (v. t.) In such manner as is desirable; so as one could wish; satisfactorily; favorably; advantageously; conveniently.
Well (v. t.) Considerably; not a little; far.
Well (a.) Good in condition or circumstances; desirable, either in a natural or moral sense; fortunate; convenient; advantageous; happy; as, it is well for the country that the crops did not fail; it is well that the mistake was discovered.
Well (a.) Being in health; sound in body; not ailing, diseased, or sick; healthy; as, a well man; the patient is perfectly well.
Well (a.) Being in favor; favored; fortunate.
Well (a.) Safe; as, a chip warranted well at a certain day and place.