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better

['betə] брит. / амер.

    1. прил.

      1. сравн. ст. от good 1.

      2. лучший, наилучший, высший

      3. более подходящий

      4. предик. чувствующий себя лучше, выздоравливающий

      5. больший

    2. нареч.

      1. сравн. ст. от well I, 1.

      2. лучше

      3. больше; в большей степени

      4. полнее; сильнее

    3. сущ.

      лучший; лучшее

    4. гл.

      1. улучшать; поправлять, исправлять, совершенствовать

      2. улучшаться; совершенствоваться

      3. превосходить, превышать

      4. улучшаться, увеличиваться, расти

  1. сущ.

    тот, кто заключает пари

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better

['betə]

  1. n

    • the sooner the better — чем скорее, тем лучше
    • to get the better of smb/smth победить кого-л., преодолевать что-л. (смущение, страх и т. п.)
    • so much the better — тем лучше
    • a change for the better — перемена/поворот к лучшему
  2. adj

    (сравнит. ст. от good 2. ) лучший

  3. adv

    (сравнит. ст. от well I 2. ) лучше

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Any live man is better than any dead man but no live or dead man is very much better than any other live or dead man.
— Всякий живой лучше всякого мертвого но нет таких среди живых ли мертвых чтобы уж очень были лучше других мертвых и живых.
Faulkner, William / The Sound and the FuryФолкнер, Уильям / Шум и ярость
Шум и ярость
Фолкнер, Уильям
© О. Сорока (наследник), перевод, 1973
© "Азбука-классика", 2006
The Sound and the Fury
Faulkner, William
© 1984 by Jill Faulkner Summers
So much better than going to the Lower Rooms.
Я в полном восторге — насколько это лучше, чем Нижние залы.
Austen, Jane / Northanger AbbeyОстин, Джейн / Нортенгерское аббатство
Нортенгерское аббатство
Остин, Джейн
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1988
Northanger Abbey
Austen, Jane
© 2006 Adamant Media Corporation
For when I fasten on a man, nothing can induce me to release my hold: and I am left to myself, which is all the better.
Уж если я за кого ухвачусь, то держу мертвой хваткой; в таких случаях даже лучше, чтобы все от меня отвернулись.
Thackeray, William Makepeace / The memoirs of Barry Lyndon, esq: written by himselfТеккерей, Уильям Мейкпис / Записки Барри Линдона, эсквайра, писанные им самим
Записки Барри Линдона, эсквайра, писанные им самим
Теккерей, Уильям Мейкпис
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1975
The memoirs of Barry Lyndon, esq: written by himself
Thackeray, William Makepeace
© 2006 Adamant Media Corporation
She looked better than the last time I had seen her.
Сейчас она выглядела лучше, чем во время нашей предыдущей встречи.
Child, Lee / The EnemyЧайлд, Ли / Враг
Враг
Чайлд, Ли
© 2004 by Lee Child
© Перевод. В. Гольдич, И. Оганесова, 2010
© Издание на русском языке. ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", 2010
The Enemy
Child, Lee
© 2004 by Lee Child
“We’ve got better clothes stashed with the… less-conspicuous vehicles.
– У нас припрятана одежда получше… В других машинах.
Meyer, Stephenie / The HostМайер, Стефани / Гостья
Гостья
Майер, Стефани
© Н. Балашова, 2010
© Издание на русском языке AST Publishers
© Stephenie Meyer, 2008
The Host
Meyer, Stephenie
© 2008 by Stephenie Meyer
He wasn't good on bribes, or cajolery, or appeals to his better nature.
Он плохо воспринимал посулы, уговоры или обращения к лучшей стороне его натуры.
Pratchett, Terry / SourceryПратчетт,Терри / Посох и Шляпа
Посох и Шляпа
Пратчетт,Терри
© Издание на русском языке, оформление ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", 2008
Sourcery
Pratchett, Terry
© Terry and Lyn Pratchett 1988
I respect Anna Vassilyevna from the depths of my heart, she's been awfully good to me; but she's no better than a hen.
Я Анну Васильевну уважаю от всего сердца, она же моя благодетельница но ведь она курица.
Turgenev, I.S. / On the eveТургенев, И.С. / Накануне
Накануне
Тургенев, И.С.
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1976
On the eve
Turgenev, I.S.
© 1st World Library, 2008
As a rule, almost always in fact, he was ever so much better and more good-humoured.
Обыкновенно и даже почти всегда он бывал несравненно свежее и бодрее.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / A Raw YouthДостоевский, Фёдор / Подросток
Подросток
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Советская Россия", 1979
A Raw Youth
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
'You'll know better by-and-by, my man,' he said.
— Скоро ты это будешь лучше знать, мой мальчик, — сказал он.
Dickens, Charles / Dombey and SonДиккенс, Чарльз / Торговый дом "Домби и сын"
Торговый дом "Домби и сын"
Диккенс, Чарльз
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1959
Dombey and Son
Dickens, Charles
© 2009 by Classic Books International
Violetta's acting became steadily better, and freer.
Игра Виолетты становилась все лучше, все свободнее.
Turgenev, I.S. / On the eveТургенев, И.С. / Накануне
Накануне
Тургенев, И.С.
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1976
On the eve
Turgenev, I.S.
© 1st World Library, 2008
But they all understood that this openness and freedom were only apparent – he knew better than any of them what could, and what could not, be talked about.
Но все понимали, что простота и свобода, с которой он говорил, были лишь кажущиеся, – он, как никто, знал, о чем можно, а о чем нельзя говорить.
Grossman, Vasily / Life and FateГроссман, Василий / Жизнь и судьба
Жизнь и судьба
Гроссман, Василий
© Издательство "Книжная палата", 1988
Life and Fate
Grossman, Vasily
© 1980 by Editions L'Age D'Homme
© 1985 by Collins Harvill
For a time we thought he'd be Guenevere, but even without the full figure, he makes a better President than a Guenevere, don't you think?
Сперва мы думали, что он будет госпожой Гунивер, но, даже несмотря на свой костюм, он все-таки больше похож на президента, чем на Гунивер, вы не находите?
Steinbeck, John / The Pastures of HeavenСтейнбек, Джон / Райские пастбища
Райские пастбища
Стейнбек, Джон
© Издательство "Правда", 1989
The Pastures of Heaven
Steinbeck, John
© John Stainbeck, 1932
© renewed John Steinbeck, 1960
That's better than painting the thing merely to pique Maisie. I can do it now because I have it inside me.
И это лучше, чем писать эту головку исключительно только в пику Мэзи; теперь я могу написать эту «Меланхолию», потому что я понял и почувствовал ее нутром.
Kipling, Joseph Rudyard / The Light That FailedКиплинг, Джозеф Редьярд / Свет погас
Свет погас
Киплинг, Джозеф Редьярд
© "Издательство П. П. Сойкина", 1915
The Light That Failed
Kipling, Joseph Rudyard
© 2011 by Victorian Secrets
You are no better than an idolater and are on a level with the Tatar and the Mordva.
Всё одно, что идолопоклонник и на одной линии с татарином или мордвой состоишь.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / The possessedДостоевский, Фёдор / Бесы
Бесы
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1989
The possessed
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
Although the term fractal is defined in Chapter 3, I continue to believe that one would do better without a definition (my 1975 Essay included none).
Хотя в главе 3 мы и определили термин фрактал, я все же продолжаю считать, что наша тема представляет собой как раз такой случай, когда лучше всего обойтись совсем без определения (в эссе 1975 г., кстати, никакого определения не было).
Mandelbrot, Benoit / The Fractal Geometry of NatureМандельброт, Бенуа / Фрактальная геометрия природы
Фрактальная геометрия природы
Мандельброт, Бенуа
© Б. Мандельброт, 2002
© Перевод на русский язык, Институт компьютерных исследований, 2002
The Fractal Geometry of Nature
Mandelbrot, Benoit
© 1977, 1982, 1983 by Benoit B. Mandelbrot

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'betəAdjectiveлучший; наилучший; высшийExamples

better feelings — лучшие чувства

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  1. 1.

    better

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Collocations

a great deal better
гораздо лучше
all the better
тем лучше
at or better
купить по обусловленной цене или дешевле
at or better
продать по обусловленной цене или дороже
be better off
быть богаче
better evidence
более достоверное доказательство
better evidence
более надежное
better half
дражайшая половина
better half
жена
better hand
перевес
better hand
превосходство
better hand
преимущество
better nature
лучшая половина
better nature
лучшее "я"
better nature
лучшее в характере

Word forms

well

adjective
Positive degreewell
Comparative degreebetter
Superlative degreebest

good

adjective
Positive degreegood
Comparative degreebetter
Superlative degreebest

better

noun
SingularPlural
Common casebetterbetters
Possessive casebetter'sbetters'

well

adverb
Positive degreewell
Comparative degreebetter
Superlative degreebest

better

verb
Basic forms
Pastbettered
Imperativebetter
Present Participle (Participle I)bettering
Past Participle (Participle II)bettered
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I betterwe better
you betteryou better
he/she/it bettersthey better
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am betteringwe are bettering
you are betteringyou are bettering
he/she/it is betteringthey are bettering
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have betteredwe have bettered
you have betteredyou have bettered
he/she/it has betteredthey have bettered
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been betteringwe have been bettering
you have been betteringyou have been bettering
he/she/it has been betteringthey have been bettering
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I betteredwe bettered
you betteredyou bettered
he/she/it betteredthey bettered
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was betteringwe were bettering
you were betteringyou were bettering
he/she/it was betteringthey were bettering
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had betteredwe had bettered
you had betteredyou had bettered
he/she/it had betteredthey had bettered
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been betteringwe had been bettering
you had been betteringyou had been bettering
he/she/it had been betteringthey had been bettering
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will betterwe shall/will better
you will betteryou will better
he/she/it will betterthey will better
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be betteringwe shall/will be bettering
you will be betteringyou will be bettering
he/she/it will be betteringthey will be bettering
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have betteredwe shall/will have bettered
you will have betteredyou will have bettered
he/she/it will have betteredthey will have bettered
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been betteringwe shall/will have been bettering
you will have been betteringyou will have been bettering
he/she/it will have been betteringthey will have been bettering
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would betterwe should/would better
you would betteryou would better
he/she/it would betterthey would better
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be betteringwe should/would be bettering
you would be betteringyou would be bettering
he/she/it would be betteringthey would be bettering
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have betteredwe should/would have bettered
you would have betteredyou would have bettered
he/she/it would have betteredthey would have bettered
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been betteringwe should/would have been bettering
you would have been betteringyou would have been bettering
he/she/it would have been betteringthey would have been bettering
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am betteredwe are bettered
you are betteredyou are bettered
he/she/it is betteredthey are bettered
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being betteredwe are being bettered
you are being betteredyou are being bettered
he/she/it is being betteredthey are being bettered
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been betteredwe have been bettered
you have been betteredyou have been bettered
he/she/it has been betteredthey have been bettered
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was betteredwe were bettered
you were betteredyou were bettered
he/she/it was betteredthey were bettered
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being betteredwe were being bettered
you were being betteredyou were being bettered
he/she/it was being betteredthey were being bettered
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been betteredwe had been bettered
you had been betteredyou had been bettered
he/she/it had been betteredthey had been bettered
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be betteredwe shall/will be bettered
you will be betteredyou will be bettered
he/she/it will be betteredthey will be bettered
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been betteredwe shall/will have been bettered
you will have been betteredyou will have been bettered
he/she/it will have been betteredthey will have been bettered