better adverb Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “better” - Learner’s Dictionary

better

adverb     /ˈbetər/
A1 comparative of well adverb : to a greater degree, or in a more successful or effective way: I'd like to get to know you better. Helen did much better than me in the exam.Becoming betterMaking things betterMaking progress and advancing
he/you, etc had better do sth
A2 used in order to say what you think someone should do: You'd better hurry or you'll miss the train.Giving adviceThreats and warnings
know better
to have enough experience not to do something stupid or something that will not achieve anything: I thought she'd listen to me - I should have known better.Knowledge and awareness
(Definition of better adverb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
by ,
May 04, 2016
by Kate Woodford We can’t always focus on the positive! This week, we’re looking at the language that is used to refer to arguing and arguments, and the differences in meaning between the various words and phrases. There are several words that suggest that people are arguing about something that is not important. (As you might

Read More 

Word of the Day

force

physical, especially violent, strength, or power

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More