简明英汉词典

better
[5betE]
adj.
较好的
adv.
更好的, 更多的, 更佳的

美国传统词典[双解]

better
bet.ter 1
AHD:[bμt“…r]
D.J.[6bet*]
K.K.[6bWt+]
adj.(形容词)
good的比较级形式

(1)

Greater in excellence or higher in quality than another of the same class, set, or kind.
较好的:与其他同类相比具有更高或更好品质的

(2)

More useful, suitable, or desirable than another or others:
较适合的:比另一个或其他的相比更有用、更适合:
found a better way to go; a suit with a better fit than that one.
找到一条更好的路;比那件更合适的衣服

(3)

More highly skilled or adept than another or others:
较擅长的:比另一个或其他的具有更高技能的:
I am better at math than English.
和英语相比我更擅长数学

(4)

Greater or larger:
较多的,较大的:
argued for the better part of an hour.
争论了大半个小时

(5)

More advantageous or favorable than others; improved:
更有益的:比其他的更有利或更有益的;改进的:
a better chance of success.
更好的成功机会

(6)

Healthier or more fit than before:
较健康的:比以前更健康或适应的:
The patient is better today.
病人今天好些了
adv.(副词)
well2的比较级形式

(1)

In a more excellent way.
较佳地

(2)

To a greater extent or degree:
达到更高的程度:
better suited to the job; likes it better without sauce.
更适应该职业;更喜欢不加酱汁的

(3)

To greater advantage; preferably:
更好地:达到更有利程度;偏爱地:
a deed better left undone.
做总比不做好

(4)

More:
多于:
It took me better than a year to recover.
一年多以后我才恢复过来
n.(名词)

(1)

One that is greater in excellence or higher in quality than another or others.
较优者:与其他的相比在优秀程度上更强或更好的东西

(2)

A superior, as in standing, competence, or intelligence.
较优者:地位、名望、能力或智慧更高的人
v.(动词)
bet.teredbet.ter.ingbet.ters
v.tr.(及物动词)

(1)

To make better; improve:
使更好;改善:
trying to better conditions in the prison; bettered myself by changing jobs.See Synonyms at improve
努力改善监狱的条件;调换工作以便完善自己参见 improve

(2)

To surpass or exceed.
优于或超过
v.intr.(不及物动词)
To become better.
变得更好

习惯用语

for the better
Resulting in or aiming at an improvement:
好转,改善:造成或目的在于改善的:
Her condition took a turn for the better.
她的情况有所改善

had better
Usage Problem Ought to; must:
【用法疑难】 应该;必须:
We had better go before the storm becomes worse.
在暴风雨更大之前我们最好就走

think better of
To change one's mind about (a course of action) after reconsideration.
对…有更高评价:重新考虑之后改变对(一行为过程)的看法

语源

(1)

Middle English
中古英语

(2)

from Old English betera * see bhad-
源自 古英语 betera *参见 bhad-

用法
The phrase had better is acceptable, as long as the had or its contraction is preserved: You had better do it or You'd better do it, but not You better do it. See Usage Note at best, rather
词组had better 中,要保留使用 had 或其缩写形式才能被接受: you had better do it 或 you'd better do it, 而不是 you better do it 参见 bestrather

基本词义

better
bet.ter 2
AHD:[bμt“…r]
D.J.[6bet*]
K.K.[6bWt+]
n.(名词)
Variant of bettor
bettor的变体

现代英汉词典

better 1
[5betE(r)]
adj.
(good 的比较级)
更好的,较佳的
You're a better man than I am.
你比我好。
Well, nothing is better than that.
呵,那再好不过了。
Better late than never.(谚)
迟做总比不做好。
The better I know him, the more respect do I have for him.
我越是了解他,就越尊敬他。

习惯用语

be better than one's word
做的多于所许诺的

a better part of
过半
I haven't seen my tutor for the better part of a month!
我已经大半个月没见到导师了!

词性变化

better
adj.
(well 的比较级)
痊愈的
She'll be much better soon.
她会很快康复的。

better
adv.
(well 的比较级)
较好;更多;更好
This pair of shoes fit(s) you better.
这双鞋子对你更合适。
She knows the story better than I.
那件事她知道得比我更清楚。
You look better in blue.
看来你穿蓝色的衣服更好。

习惯用语

had better
最好;应该
We'd better not invite him.
我们最好不要邀请他。
You'd better stay at hospital for another few days.
你最好在医院再住几天。
Better have the operation right now.
你最好还是现在就动手术。
You'd better be there.
你最好在那里。
You had better set off at once.
你还是马上动身的好。

词性变化

better
n.

(1)

更好的人(或物)
the better of the two
两者中的更好者

(2)

更有经验的人

better
vt.
改善;(使)改善
try to better last year's record
尽量超过去年的记录
The working conditions for the intelectuals have bettered a great deal.
知识分子的工作条件已经得到了很大改善。

习惯用语

better oneself
自求上进;赚更多的钱

基本词义

better 2
[5betE(r)]
n.
打赌的人 (亦作: bettor)

现代英汉综合大辞典

better
[5betE]
n.
(=bettor)打赌者

英文相关词典

better
improved    preferable    superior    worse    

[七国语言]英汉公共大词典

better
较好的

美国传统词典

better
bet.ter 1
AHD:[bμt“…r]
D.J.[6bet*]
K.K.[6bWt+]
adj.
Comparative of good

(1)

Greater in excellence or higher in quality than another of the same class, set, or kind.

(2)

More useful, suitable, or desirable than another or others:
found a better way to go; a suit with a better fit than that one.

(3)

More highly skilled or adept than another or others:
I am better at math than English.

(4)

Greater or larger:
argued for the better part of an hour.

(5)

More advantageous or favorable than others; improved:
a better chance of success.

(6)

Healthier or more fit than before:
The patient is better today.
adv.
Comparative of well2

(1)

In a more excellent way.

(2)

To a greater extent or degree:
better suited to the job; likes it better without sauce.

(3)

To greater advantage; preferably:
a deed better left undone.

(4)

More:
It took me better than a year to recover.
n.

(1)

One that is greater in excellence or higher in quality than another or others.

(2)

A superior, as in standing, competence, or intelligence.
v.
bet.tered, bet.ter.ing, bet.ters
v.tr.

(1)

To make better; improve:
trying to better conditions in the prison; bettered myself by changing jobs.See Synonyms at improve

(2)

To surpass or exceed.
v.intr.
To become better.

习惯用语

for the better
Resulting in or aiming at an improvement:
Her condition took a turn for the better.

had better
Usage Problem Ought to; must:
We had better go before the storm becomes worse.

think better of
To change one's mind about (a course of action) after reconsideration.

语源

(1)

Middle English

(2)

from Old English betera * see bhad-

用法
The phrase had better is acceptable, as long as the had or its contraction is preserved: You had better do it or You'd better do it, but not You better do it. See Usage Note at best, rather

基本词义

better
bet.ter 2
AHD:[bμt“…r]
D.J.[6bet*]
K.K.[6bWt+]
n.
Variant of bettor

英汉船舶大词典

better
n.改进

英汉航空大词典

better
n.

英汉化学大词典

better
adj.较好的,大半的;adv.较好地,大半地

英汉计算机大词典

better
adj.较好的(大半的);adv.较好地(大半地)

英汉建筑大词典

better
adj.较好的,更多的

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