- 1of a more excellent or effective type or quality
- 2more appropriate, advantageous, or well advised
- 3in better health or condition
- 4more enjoyable or satisfactory
Using better: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "better" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
This is a better way to solve the problem.
I feel much better today.
I had a better time at the party than I expected.
He is a better singer than his brother.
better Synonyms and Antonyms
Phrases with better
She's better off without him.
I know it's been a while, but I finally finished that project. Better late than never, right?
You had better study hard if you want to pass the exam.
Origins of better
from Old English 'betera'
Summary: better in Brief
The word 'better' [ˈbɛtər] describes something of higher quality, effectiveness, or suitability. It can refer to health, enjoyment, or advice, as in 'I feel much better today.' 'Better' also appears in phrases like 'better off,' meaning in a more advantageous position, and 'had better,' indicating a recommendation or warning.