better 英 [ˈbetə(r)]   美 [ˈbɛtɚ]

better

better  英 [ˈbetə(r)] 美 [ˈbɛtɚ]

n. 长辈;较好者;打赌的人(等于bettor)  adv. 更好的;更多的;较大程度地  adj. 较好的 

进行时:bettering  过去式:bettered  过去分词:bettered  第三人称单数:betters  名词复数:betters 

Her work is getting better and better. 她的工作干得越来越好了。
She sings much better than I do. 她的歌唱得比我好得多。

  • Something better is improved — like when a more advanced computer comes out, or you feel better after a cold.
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  • n. 长辈;较好者;打赌的人(等于bettor)
  • adv. 更好的;更多的;较大程度地
  • adj. 较好的
  • vt. 改善;胜过
  • vi. 变得较好
  • 1. Her work is getting better and better.

    她的工作干得越来越好了。

  • 2. She sings much better than I do.

    她的歌唱得比我好得多。

  • 3. She's far better at science than her brother.

    她在理科方面比她的弟弟强得多。

  • 4. You'll like her when you know her better.

    你对她了解得多一点就会喜欢她。

  • 5. Don't go back to work until you are better.

    身体康复之前,不要回去工作。

  • better (adj., adv.) Old English bettra, earlier betera "of superior quality or excellence," from Proto-Germanic *batizo-, from PIE *bhad- "good;" for etymology and evolution, see best. Cognate words also have become the comparative adjective of good in the older Germanic languages (Old Frisian betera, Old Saxon betiro, Old Norse betr, Danish bedre, Old High German bezziro, German besser, Gothic batiza). All are comparatives of a positive (Proto-Germanic *bat) which is not in use.
  • better (n.1) late 12c., "that which is better," from better (adj.). Specific meaning "one's superior" is from early 14c. The better "improvement" (as in for the better) is from 1690s. To get the better of someone "obtain mastery or victory over" is from 1650s, from better in a sense of "superiority, mastery," which is recorded from mid-15c. Related: Betters.
  • better (n.2) "one who lays wagers;" see bettor.
  • better (v.) Old English *beterian "improve, amend, make better," from Proto-Germanic *batizojan (source also of Old Frisian beteria, Dutch beteren, Old Norse betra, Old High German baziron, German bessern), from *batizo- (see better (adj.)). Meaning "exceed, surpass, outdo" is from 1540s. Related: Bettered; bettering.
bet·ter / ˈbetə(r) ; NAmE ˈbetər / adjective , adverb , noun , verb better betters bettered bettering adjective ( comparative of good *good 的比较级 ) 1 of a higher standard or less poor quality; not as bad as sth else 较好的;更好的 We're hoping for better weather tomorrow. 我们希望明天天气转好。 Her work is getting better and better. 她的工作干得越来越好了。 He is in a much better mood than usual. 他的情绪比平时好多了。 The meal couldn't have been better. 这顿饭再好吃不过了。 There's nothing better than a long soak in a hot bath. 没有什么比好好地泡个热水澡更舒服的了。 If you can only exercise once a week, that's better than nothing (= better than taking no exercise at all). 即便是一个星期锻炼一次,也比完全不锻炼好。 2 more able or skilled 能力更强的;更熟练的 She's far better at science than her brother. 她在理科方面比她的弟弟强得多。 3 more suitable or appropriate 更合适的;更恰当的 Can you think of a better word than ‘nice’? 你能找到一个比 nice 更合适的字眼吗? It would be better for him to talk to his parents about his problems. 他把自己的问题同父母谈谈会比较好。 You'd be bettergoing by bus. 你坐公共汽车去会更好些。 4 less ill/sick or unhappy (病势)好转的,见轻的;舒畅些的 She's a lot better today. 她今天好多了。 His leg was getting better. 他的腿在渐渐恢复。 You'll feel all the better fora good night's sleep. 你晚上睡个好觉就会感觉好得多。 5 fully recovered after an illness; in good health again 痊愈;恢复健康 Don't go back to work until you are better. 身体康复之前,不要回去工作。 see also well adj. IDIOMS Most idioms containing betterare at the entries for the nouns and verbs in the idioms, for example better luck next timeis at luck. 大多数含 better 的习语,都可在该等习语中的名词及动词相关词条找到,如 better luck next time 在词条 luck 下。 little/no better than almost or just the same as; almost or just as bad as 同…(几乎)一样;和…(几乎)一样坏 The path was no better than a sheep track. 那条小路简直就像是给羊群踏出来的。 that's (much) ˈbetter 1 used to give support to sb who has been upset and is trying to become calmer (安慰他人时说)很好,这就对了 Dry your eyes now. That's better. 把眼泪擦干。这就对了。 2 used to praise sb who has made an effort to improve (称赞努力加以改进的人)很好 That's much better—you played the right notes this time. 很好,你这次把音弹准了。 the ˌbigger, ˌsmaller, ˌfaster, ˌslower, etc. the ˈbetter used to say that sth should be as big, small, etc. as possible 越大(或小、快、慢等)越好 As far as the hard disk is concerned, the bigger the better. 就硬盘而言,容量越大越好。 more at discretion , head n. , part n. , prevention adverb ( comparative of well *well 的比较级 ) 1 in a more excellent or pleasant way; not as badly 更好;更愉快;不那么差 She sings much better than I do. 她的歌唱得比我好得多。 Sound travels better in water than in air. 声音在水中比在空气中传播得快。 People are better educated now. 现在人们教育程度更高了。 2 more; to a greater degree 更;较大程度地 You'll like her when you know her better. 你对她了解得多一点就会喜欢她。 A cup of tea? There's nothing I'd like better! 一杯茶吗?那最好不过了! Fit people are better able to cope with stress. 健康的人较能应付压力。 3 used to suggest that sth would be a suitable or appropriate thing to do 更妥;更恰当 The money could be better spent on more urgent cases. 这笔钱用于较紧迫的事情也许会好些。 Some things are better left unsaid. 有些事还是不提为好。 You'd do better totell her everything before she finds out from someone else. 你把一切都告诉她才是上策,免得她从别人口中听到。 IDIOMS Most idioms containing betterare at the entries for the nouns, adjectives and verbs in the idioms, for example better the devil you knowis at devil. 大多数含 better 的习语,都可在该等习语中的名词、形容词及动词相关词条找到,如 better the devil you know 在词条 devil 下。 be better ˈoff to have more money 有较多钱;比较宽裕 Families will be better off under the new law. 新法律会使家庭经济宽裕一些。 Her promotion means she's $100 a week better off. 她的晋升意味着她每星期多挣 100 元。 OPP be worse off be better off (doing sth) used to say that sb is/would be happier or more satisfied if they were in a particular position or did a particular thing (在某情况下或因做某事)更幸福,更满意 She's better off without him. 没有他,她活得更幸福。 The weather was so bad we'd have been better off staying at home. 天气非常恶劣,我们还不如待在家里舒服。 had better/best (do sth) used to tell sb what you think they should do (告诉别人应该做的事)应该,最好 You'd better go to the doctor about your cough. 你最好去找医生看看你的咳嗽。 We'd better leave now or we'll miss the bus. 我们最好现在就走,不然就赶不上公共汽车了。 You'd better not do that again. 你最好别再这样做了。 ‘I'll give you back the money tomorrow.’ ‘You'd better!’ (= as a threat) “我明天会还你钱。”“那样最好!” note at should noun 1 [singular ,  uncountable ] something that is better 更好的事物;较好者 the better of the two books 两本书中较好的一本 I expected better of him (= I thought he would have behaved better). 我本以为他会表现得好一些。 2 your betters [plural ] ( old-fashioned) people who are more intelligent or more important than you 更有才智者;更重要的人 IDIOMS for ˌbetter or (for) ˈworse used to say that sth cannot be changed, whether the result is good or bad 不论好坏;不管是福是祸;不管怎样 get the better of sb/sth to defeat sb/sth or gain an advantage 挫败…;占上风 No one can get the better of her in an argument. 辩论起来没人能辩过她。 She always gets the better of an argument. 她在争辩中总是占上风。 His curiosity got the better of him (= he didn't intend to ask questions, but he wanted to know so badly that he did). 好奇心使得他不禁要问。 so much the ˈbetter/ˈworse used to say that sth is even better/worse 那就更好了╱更糟了 We don't actually need it on Tuesday, but if it arrives by then, so much the better. 实际上我们星期二并不需要它,但如果那时能到就更好。 more at change n. , elder n. , think v. verb 1 [often passive ] bettersth to be better or do sth better than sb/sth else 胜过;超过 The work he produced early in his career has never really been bettered. 他后来没出过什么作品能真正比得上他的早期作品。 2 betteryourself to improve your social position through education, a better job, etc. (通过教育、更好的工作等)改进社会地位,上进 Thousands of Victorian workers joined educational associations in an attempt to better themselves. 维多利亚时代成千上万名工人加入了各种教育协会,以求上进。 bet·ter / ˈbetə(r) ; NAmE ˈbetər /
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