better

better [ˊbetə] n
держа́щий пари́ [см. bet 2]
better [ˊbetə]
1. a (сравн. ст. от good 1)
1) лу́чший
2) predic. чу́вствующий себя́ лу́чше;

I am better я чу́вствую себя́ лу́чше, мне лу́чше

the better part большинство́

;

the better half разг. дража́йшая полови́на, жена́

;

to be better off быть бога́че

;

to be better than one's word сде́лать бо́льше обе́щанного

;

for better for worse что́ бы ни случи́лось; на го́ре и ра́дость

;

the better hand преиму́щество, переве́с, превосхо́дство

;

no better than a fool про́сто дура́к

2. n:

one's betters

а) вышестоя́щие ли́ца;
б) бо́лее компете́нтные или осведомлённые лю́ди

to get the better of smb. получи́ть преиму́щество над кем-л., взять верх, победи́ть

3. adv (сравн. ст. от well Ⅱ, 1) лу́чше; бо́льше;

to think better of smth. перемени́ть мне́ние о чём-л.; переду́мать

all the better, so much the better тем лу́чше

;

never better разг. как нельзя́ лу́чше

;

you'd be all the better (for) вам не меша́ло бы...

;

none the better (for) ничу́ть не лу́чше

;

you had better go вам лу́чше пойти́

;

you'd better believe it амер. разг. мо́жете быть уве́рены

;

twice as long and better бо́лее чем, вдво́е длинне́е

;

I know better меня́ не проведёшь

4. v
1) улучша́ть(ся); поправля́ть(ся); исправля́ть(ся);

to better oneself получи́ть повыше́ние (по слу́жбе)

2) превзойти́, превы́сить

Англо-русский словарь. — М.: Советская энциклопедия. . 1969.

Смотреть что такое "better" в других словарях:

  • Better — Bet ter, a.; compar. of Good. [OE. betere, bettre, and as adv. bet, AS. betera, adj., and bet, adv.; akin to Icel. betri, adj., betr, adv., Goth. batiza, adj., OHG. bezziro, adj., baz, adv., G. besser, adj. and adv., bass, adv., E. boot, and prob …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Better — is the comparative form of the adjective good .Better may also refer to: * to better as a verb means that someone or something has undergone betterment *better, an alternate spelling of bettor, as a noun, is someone who bets (gambles) *Better, a… …   Wikipedia

  • better — better1 [bet′ər] adj. [ME bettere, betere < OE betera: see BEST] 1. compar. of GOOD 2. of a more excellent sort; surpassing another or others 3. more suitable, more desirable, more favorable, more profitable, etc. 4. being more than half;… …   English World dictionary

  • better — adj Better, superior, preferable mean more worthy or more pleasing than another or others. Better, which often serves as the comparative of good, in this sense implies a quality or character in a person or thing that surpasses or exceeds that in… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Better — Bet ter, adv.; compar. of {Well}. 1. 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. [1913 Webster] I could have… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • better — 1. had better. This common idiom is used in the form We had better go home or We d better go home; the negative form is We d better not go home and the interrogative Hadn t we better go home?. Informally (but not in more formal contexts), the… …   Modern English usage

  • Better — Bet ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bettered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bettering}.] [AS. beterian, betrian, fr. betera better. See {Better}, a.] 1. To improve or ameliorate; to increase the good qualities of. [1913 Webster] Love betters what is best.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • better — [adj1] excelling, more excellent bigger, choice, exceeding, exceptional, finer, fitter, greater, higher quality, improved, larger, more appropriate, more desirable, more fitting, more select, more suitable, more useful, more valuable, preferable …   New thesaurus

  • Better — Bet ter, n. 1. Advantage, superiority, or victory; usually with of; as, to get the better of an enemy. [1913 Webster] 2. One who has a claim to precedence; a superior, as in merit, social standing, etc.; usually in the plural. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Better — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Better es una canción de la banda de hard rock estadounidense Guns N Roses, que aparece en su sexto disco de estudio Chinese Democracy , album del cuál también es el segundo sencillo que se ha lanzado hasta el… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Better — Bet ter, v. i. To become better; to improve. Carlyle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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