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better

noun     /ˈbet.ər/ US  /ˈbet̬.ɚ/
[U] something that is of a higher standard than something else: He ran the 100 metres in 9.91 seconds, and I have not seen better (= a faster result) this year.Surpassing in quality or number [U] behaviour, work, or treatment that is more suitable, pleasing, or satisfactory: You shouldn't have been so mean to your mother - she deserves better. I didn't think he would go out without telling me - I expected better of him.Good, better and bestInformal words for goodQuite good, or not very good betters [plural] old-fashioned people of a higher rank or social position than you: As children, we were taught not to argue with our elders and betters.Position and status in groups and organizations
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