Meaning of “better” - Learner’s Dictionary


adverb us uk /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.

More examples

  • He's doing much better at school now.
  • I can see so much better with my new glasses.
  • I work better with a bit of music on.
  • He's getting on much better with the other kids.
  • He's capable of doing much better than this.
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.
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.

(Definition of “better adverb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)