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

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

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