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better

noun

1 better

Something superior in quality or condition or effect.



2 better

Someone who bets.

synonyms: bettor, punter, wagerer.

Dutch: daghandelaar, gokker

3 better

A superior person having claim to precedence.

4 better

The superior one of two alternatives.

verb

1 better

Surpass in excellence:
— She bettered her own record.

synonym: break.

Dutch: breken

2 better

To make better.

synonyms: ameliorate, amend, improve, meliorate.

Roget 658: improve; be better, become better, get better; mend, amend.    advance etc. (progress) 282; ascend etc. 305; increase ... show more

Dutch: aanpassen, amenderen, beter maken, beter worden, beteren, corrigeren, emenderen, op een hoger plan brengen, verbeteren, wijzigen

3 better

Get better.

synonyms: ameliorate, improve, meliorate.

Dutch: beter, betere, verbeteren

adjective

1 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.

Roget 658: improving etc. v.; progressive, improved etc. v.; better, better off, better for; all the better for; better advised.    reformatory, emendatory; ... show more

2 better

comparative of `good' Changed for the better in health or fitness.

3 better

comparative and superlative of `well' Wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable:
— It would be better to speak to him.

synonym: best.

Roget 648: harmless, hurtless; unobnoxious, innocuous, innocent, inoffensive.    beneficial, valuable, of value; serviceable etc. (useful) 644; advantageous, ... show more

4 better

More than half.

adverb

1 better

Comparative of `well'; in a better or more excellent manner or more advantageously or attractively or to a greater degree etc..

2 better

From a position of superiority or authority:
— I know better..

synonym: best.


Moby thesaurus: a cut above, above, accommodate, acculturate, adapt, adjust, advance, advantage, ahead, alter, altered, ameliorate, amend, ascendant, beat, best, better for, better off, bettor, bigger ... show more.

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good

noun

1 good

Benefit.

Roget 827: pleasure, gratification, enjoyment, fruition; oblectation, delectation, delection; relish, zest; gusto etc. (physical pleasure) 377; satisfaction ... show more

Dutch: goed

2 good

Moral excellence or admirableness:
— There is much good to be found in people.

synonym: goodness.

Roget 618: good, benefit, advantage; improvement etc. 658; greatest good, supreme good; interest, service, behoof, behalf; weal; main chance, ... show more

Dutch: goed, goedheid
Polish: dobro

3 good

That which is pleasing or valuable or useful:
— Weigh the good against the bad.
— Among the highest goods of all are happiness and self-realization.

synonym: goodness.

Dutch: goederen, goedheid, waar
Polish: dobro

4 good

Articles of commerce.

synonyms: commodity, trade good.

Dutch: handel, handelsgoederen, handelswaar, koopwaar, negotie, spul, waar, waren
Polish: towar

adjective

1 good

Having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified.

Roget 394: savory, delicious, tasty, well-tasted, to one's taste, good, palatable, nice, dainty, delectable; toothful, toothsome; gustful, appetizing, ... show more

Roget 651: imperfect; not perfect etc. 650; deficient, defective; faulty, unsound, tainted; out of order, out of tune; cracked, leaky; sprung; ... show more

Polish: dobry

2 well

Resulting favorably:
— It's a good thing that I wasn't there.
— It is good that you stayed.

2 good

Having the normally expected amount:
— Gives good measure.
— A good mile from here.

synonym: full.

Roget 52: complete, entire; whole etc. 50; perfect etc. 650; full, good, absolute, thorough, plenary; solid, ... show more

Polish: równy

3 good

Morally admirable.

4 good

Deserving of esteem and respect:
— Ruined the family's good name.

synonyms: estimable, honorable, respectable.

Roget 931: approving etc. v.; in favor of; lost in admiration.    commendatory, complimentary, benedictory, laudatory, panegyrical, eulogistic, encomiastic, lavish of praise, uncritical.    ... show more

Roget 648: harmless, hurtless; unobnoxious, innocuous, innocent, inoffensive.    beneficial, valuable, of value; serviceable etc. (useful) 644; advantageous, ... show more

Polish: honorowy

5 good

Promoting or enhancing well-being:
— The experience was good for her.

synonym: beneficial.

Roget 618: commendable etc. 931; useful etc. 644; good &c.; beneficial etc. 648.   

Polish: dobry, niezły

6 good

Agreeable or pleasing.

7 good

Of moral excellence:
— A genuinely good person.

synonyms: just, upright.

8 good

Having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude:
— A good mechanic.

synonyms: adept, expert, practiced, proficient, skilful, skillful.

9 good

Thorough.

10 good

With or in a close or intimate relationship:
— A good friend.

synonyms: dear, near.

Polish: kochany, miły

11 good

Financially safe:
— A good investment.

synonyms: dependable, safe, secure.

Polish: niezawodny

12 good

Most suitable or right for a particular purpose:
— A good time to plant tomatoes.

synonyms: right, ripe.

Roget 944: virtuous, good; innocent etc. 946; meritorious, deserving, worthy, desertful, correct; dutiful, duteous; moral; ... show more

Roget 922: right, good; just, reasonable; fit etc. 924; equal, equable, equatable; evenhanded, fair.    legitimate, justifiable, ... show more

14 good

Exerting force or influence:
— A warranty good for two years.

synonyms: effective, in effect, in force.

15 good

Capable of pleasing.

16 good

Appealing to the mind:
— Good music.

synonym: serious.

17 good

In excellent physical condition:
— Good teeth.
— I still have one good leg.

synonym: sound.

18 good

Tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health:
— A good night's sleep.

synonym: salutary.

19 good

Not forged:
— A good dollar bill.

synonym: honest.

20 good

Not left to spoil:
— The meat is still good.

synonyms: unspoiled, unspoilt.

21 good

Generally admired.

adverb

1 well

often used as a combining form In a good or proper or satisfactory manner or to a high standard (`good' is a nonstandard dialectal variant for `well'):
— The baby can walk pretty good.

Roget 488: yes, yea, ay, aye, true; good; well; very well, very true; well and good; granted; even so, just so; ... show more

2 good

Completely and absolutely (`good' is sometimes used informally for `thoroughly'):
— We beat him good.

synonyms: soundly, thoroughly.


Moby thesaurus: Christian, Christlike, Christly, Daedalian, God-fearing, OK, Roger, Sunday, able to pay, absolutely, acceptable, accomplished, according to Hoyle, ace, actual, adept, adequate, admirable, admissible, adroit ... show more.

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well

noun

1 well

A deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine.

Roget 208: depth; deepness etc. adj.; profundity, depression etc. (concavity) 252.    hollow, pit, shaft, well, ... show more

Roget 343: land covered with water, gulf, gulph, bay, inlet, bight, estuary, arm of the sea, bayou [U.S.], fiord, armlet; frith, firth, ostiary, ... show more

Roget 662: remedy, help, cure, redress; medicine, medicament; diagnosis, medical examination; medical treatment; surgery; preventive medicine.    [medical devices] clinical thermometer, ... show more

Dutch: boorput, bron, put
Polish: odwiert, otwór wiertniczy

2 well

A cavity or vessel used to contain liquid.

Dutch: put

3 well

An abundant source:
— She was a well of information.

synonyms: fountainhead, wellspring.

Roget 636: stock, fund, mine, vein, lode, quarry; spring; fount, fountain; well, wellspring; milch cow.    stock in trade, supply; ... show more

Roget 153: cause, origin, source, principle, element; occasioner, prime mover, primum mobile [Lat.]; vera causa [Lat.]; author etc. (producer) 164; mainspring; ... show more

4 well

An open shaft through the floors of a building (as for a stairway).

5 well

An enclosed compartment in a ship or plane for holding something as e.g. fish or a plane's landing gear or for protecting something as e.g. a ship's pumps.

verb

1 well

Come up, as of a liquid:
— Tears well in her eyes.
— The currents well up.

synonym: swell.

Roget 348: flow, run; meander; gush, pour, spout, roll, jet, well, issue; drop, drip, dribble, plash, ... show more

Roget 295: emerge, emanate, issue; egress; go out of, come out of, move out of, pass out of, pour out of, flow out of; pass out of, evacuate.    exude, transude; ... show more

Dutch: opwellen, wellen

adjective

1 well

In good health especially after having suffered illness or injury.

Roget 654: healthy, healthful; in health etc. n.; well, sound, hearty, hale, fresh, green, whole; florid, flush, ... show more

Roget 803: wealthy, rich, affluent, opulent, moneyed, monied, worth much; well to do, well off; warm; comfortable, well, well provided for.    ... show more

2 well

Resulting favorably:
— It is well that no one saw you.
— All's well that ends well.

synonym: good.

3 well

Wise or advantageous and hence advisable.

adverb

1 well

often used as a combining form In a good or proper or satisfactory manner or to a high standard (`good' is a nonstandard dialectal variant for `well'):
— The children behaved well.
— A task well done.
— The party went well.
— He slept well.
— A well-argued thesis.
— A well-seasoned dish.
— A well-planned party.

synonym: good.

Roget 488: yes, yea, ay, aye, true; good; well; very well, very true; well and good; granted; even so, just so; ... show more

Roget 31: truly etc. (truth) 494 [in a positive degree]; decidedly, unequivocally, purely, absolutely, seriously, essentially, fundamentally, radically, ... show more

Roget 931: with credit, to admiration; well etc. 618; with three times three.   

Roget 618: well, aright, satisfactorily, favorably, not amis [Fr.]; all for the best; to one's advantage etc. n.; in one's favor, in one's interest etc. n.. ... show more

Roget 648: beneficially etc. adj.; well etc. 618.   

Roget 698: skillfully etc. adj.; well etc. 618; artistically; with skill, with consummate skill; secundum artem [Lat.], suo Marte; to the best of one's abilities etc. (exertion) ... show more

2 well

Thoroughly or completely; fully; often used as a combining form.

3 well

Indicating high probability; in all likelihood:
— I might well do it.
— You may well need your umbrella.
— He could equally well be trying to deceive us.

synonym: easily.

4 well

used for emphasis or as an intensifier Entirely or fully.

5 well

To a suitable or appropriate extent or degree.

6 well

Favorably; with approval.

7 well

To a great extent or degree:
— I'm afraid the film was well over budget.

synonyms: considerably, substantially.

8 well

With great or especially intimate knowledge:
— We knew them well.

synonym: intimately.

9 well

With prudence or propriety.

10 well

With skill or in a pleasing manner.

11 well

In a manner affording benefit or advantage:
— She married well.

synonym: advantageously.

12 well

In financial comfort:
— They live well.

synonym: comfortably.

13 well

Without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor.


Moby thesaurus: ably, abysm, abyss, acceptably, adeptly, adequately, adroitly, agilely, all right, all the way, altogether, amply, appropriately, approvingly, aptly, aright, artfully, artificial lake, artistically, baths ... show more.

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