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Meanings Frequency Definitions Examples Parts of Speech Synonyms Antonyms Hypernym Usage Attributes Verb Group
good 190 Having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified good news from the hospital, a good report card, when she was good she was very very good, a good knife is one good for cutting, this stump will make a good picnic table, a good check, a good joke, a good exterior paint, a good secretary, a good dress for the office Adjective bang-up, good enough, goodish, hot, redeeming, satisfactory, solid, superb, well-behaved bad No Data No Data quality No Data
well 76 (often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or satisfactory manner or to a high standard (`good’ is a nonstandard dialectal variant for `well’) the children behaved well, a task well done, the party went well, he slept well, a well-argued thesis, a well-seasoned dish, a well-planned party, the baby can walk pretty good Adverb No Data ill No Data Combining form No Data No Data
better 69 (comparative of `good’) superior to another (of the same class or set or kind) in excellence or quality or desirability or suitability; more highly skilled than another “Yo’re a better man than I am, Gunga Din”, a better coat, a better type of car, a suit with a better fit, a better chance of success, produced a better mousetrap, “she’s better in math than in history” Adjective amended, finer, improved worse No Data Comparative No Data No Data
improve 66 To make better The editor improved the manuscript with his changes Verb No Data No Data change No Data No Data Better
better 45 Comparative of `well’; in a better or more excellent manner or more advantageously or attractively or to a greater degree etc. She had never sung better, a deed better left undone, better suited to the job Adverb No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
well 30 Thoroughly or completely; fully; often used as a combining form; ; ; ; ; , The problem is well understood, she was well informed, shake well before using, in order to avoid food poisoning be sure the meat is well cooked, well-done beef, well-satisfied customers, well-educated Adverb No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
better 23 (comparative of `good’) changed for the better in health or fitness her health is better now, I feel better Adjective fitter worse No Data Comparative No Data No Data
good 22 Having the normally expected amount gives full measure, gives good measure, a good mile from here Adjective ample No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
considerably 19 To a great extent or degree “I’m afraid the film was well over budget”, painting the room white made it seem considerably (or substantially) larger, the house has fallen considerably in value, the price went up substantially Adverb No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
well 16 Indicating high probability; in all likelihood I might well do it, a mistake that could easily have ended in disaster, you may well need your umbrella, he could equally well be trying to deceive us Adverb No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
good 12 Morally admirable No Data Adjective angelic, goody-goody, redemptive, white evil No Data No Data good No Data
improve 12 Get better The weather improved toward evening Verb No Data No Data change state No Data No Data Better
good 10 Deserving of esteem and respect all respectable companies give guarantees, “ruined the family’s good name” Adjective reputable No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
substantially 9 To a great extent or degree “I’m afraid the film was well over budget”, painting the room white made it seem considerably (or substantially) larger, the house has fallen considerably in value, the price went up substantially Adverb No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
good 9 (often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or satisfactory manner or to a high standard (`good’ is a nonstandard dialectal variant for `well’) the children behaved well, a task well done, the party went well, he slept well, a well-argued thesis, a well-seasoned dish, a well-planned party, the baby can walk pretty good Adverb No Data No Data No Data Combining form No Data No Data
better 8 (comparative and superlative of `well’) wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable it would be better to speak to him, the White House thought it best not to respond Adjective advisable No Data No Data Comparative No Data No Data
beneficial 6 Promoting or enhancing well-being an arms limitation agreement beneficial to all countries, the beneficial effects of a temperate climate, the experience was good for her Adjective advantageous No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
well 6 (used for emphasis or as an intensifier) entirely or fully a book well worth reading, was well aware of the difficulties ahead, suspected only too well what might be going on Adverb No Data No Data No Data Intensifier No Data No Data
good 5 Promoting or enhancing well-being an arms limitation agreement beneficial to all countries, the beneficial effects of a temperate climate, the experience was good for her Adjective advantageous No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
respectable 5 Deserving of esteem and respect all respectable companies give guarantees, “ruined the family’s good name” Adjective reputable No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
effective 4 Exerting force or influence the law is effective immediately, a warranty good for two years, the law is already in effect (or in force) Adjective operative No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
well 4 Favorably; with approval their neighbors spoke well of them, he thought well of the book Adverb No Data ill No Data No Data No Data No Data
well 4 In good health especially after having suffered illness or injury appears to be entirely well, the wound is nearly well, a well man, “I think I’m well; at least I feel well” Adjective asymptomatic, cured ill No Data No Data No Data No Data
well 4 To a suitable or appropriate extent or degree the project was well underway, the fetus has well developed organs, his father was well pleased with his grades Adverb No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
good 4 Agreeable or pleasing we all had a good time, good manners Adjective nice No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
in effect 4 Exerting force or influence the law is effective immediately, a warranty good for two years, the law is already in effect (or in force) Adjective operative No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
well 3 Resulting favorably “it’s a good thing that I wasn’t there”, it is good that you stayed, it is well that no one saw yo, “all’s well that ends well” Adjective fortunate No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
good 3 Of moral excellence a genuinely good person, a just cause, an upright and respectable man Adjective righteous No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
skillful 3 Having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude adept in handicrafts, an adept juggler, an expert job, a good mechanic, a practiced marksman, a proficient engineer, a lesser-known but no less skillful composer, the effect was achieved by skillful retouching Adjective skilled No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
proficient 3 Having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude adept in handicrafts, an adept juggler, an expert job, a good mechanic, a practiced marksman, a proficient engineer, a lesser-known but no less skillful composer, the effect was achieved by skillful retouching Adjective skilled No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
serious 3 Appealing to the mind good music, a serious book Adjective intellectual No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
well 3 Resulting favorably “it’s a good thing that I wasn’t there”, it is good that you stayed, it is well that no one saw yo, “all’s well that ends well” Adjective fortunate No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
well 3 Wise or advantageous and hence advisable it would be well to start early Adjective advisable No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
amend 2 To make better The editor improved the manuscript with his changes Verb No Data No Data change No Data No Data Better
well 2 To a great extent or degree “I’m afraid the film was well over budget”, painting the room white made it seem considerably (or substantially) larger, the house has fallen considerably in value, the price went up substantially Adverb No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
expert 2 Having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude adept in handicrafts, an adept juggler, an expert job, a good mechanic, a practiced marksman, a proficient engineer, a lesser-known but no less skillful composer, the effect was achieved by skillful retouching Adjective skilled No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
good 2 Having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude adept in handicrafts, an adept juggler, an expert job, a good mechanic, a practiced marksman, a proficient engineer, a lesser-known but no less skillful composer, the effect was achieved by skillful retouching Adjective skilled No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
break 2 Surpass in excellence She bettered her own record, break a record Verb No Data No Data surpass No Data No Data No Data
good 2 Thorough had a good workout, gave the house a good cleaning Adjective complete No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
good 2 With or in a close or intimate relationship a good friend, my sisters and brothers are near and dear Adjective close No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
better 2 From a position of superiority or authority father knows best, I know better. Adverb No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
good 1 Exerting force or influence the law is effective immediately, a warranty good for two years, the law is already in effect (or in force) Adjective operative No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
sound 1 In excellent physical condition good teeth, I still have one good leg, a sound mind in a sound body Adjective healthy No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
good 1 Resulting favorably “it’s a good thing that I wasn’t there”, it is good that you stayed, it is well that no one saw yo, “all’s well that ends well” Adjective fortunate No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
good 1 Most suitable or right for a particular purpose a good time to plant tomatoes, the right time to act, the time is ripe for great sociological changes Adjective opportune No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
good 1 Resulting favorably “it’s a good thing that I wasn’t there”, it is good that you stayed, it is well that no one saw yo, “all’s well that ends well” Adjective fortunate No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
salutary 1 Tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health beneficial effects of a balanced diet, “a good night’s sleep”, the salutary influence of pure air Adjective healthful No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
good 1 Financially sound a good investment, a secure investment Adjective sound No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
better 1 Something superior in quality or condition or effect a change for the better Noun No Data No Data good No Data No Data No Data
dear 1 With or in a close or intimate relationship a good friend, my sisters and brothers are near and dear Adjective close No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
practiced 1 Having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude adept in handicrafts, an adept juggler, an expert job, a good mechanic, a practiced marksman, a proficient engineer, a lesser-known but no less skillful composer, the effect was achieved by skillful retouching Adjective skilled No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
adept 1 Having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude adept in handicrafts, an adept juggler, an expert job, a good mechanic, a practiced marksman, a proficient engineer, a lesser-known but no less skillful composer, the effect was achieved by skillful retouching Adjective skilled No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
upright 1 Of moral excellence a genuinely good person, a just cause, an upright and respectable man Adjective righteous No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
full 1 Having the normally expected amount gives full measure, gives good measure, a good mile from here Adjective ample No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
well 1 With great or especially intimate knowledge we knew them well Adverb No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
better 1 Get better The weather improved toward evening Verb No Data worsen change state No Data No Data Better
better 1 To make better The editor improved the manuscript with his changes Verb No Data worsen change No Data No Data Better
better 1 Surpass in excellence She bettered her own record, break a record Verb No Data No Data surpass No Data No Data No Data
well 0 In a manner affording benefit or advantage she married well, The children were settled advantageously in Seattle Adverb No Data badly No Data No Data No Data No Data
good 0 Generally admired good taste Adjective discriminating No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
comfortably 0 In financial comfort They live well, she has been able to live comfortably since her husband died Adverb No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
well 0 In financial comfort They live well, she has been able to live comfortably since her husband died Adverb No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
advantageously 0 In a manner affording benefit or advantage she married well, The children were settled advantageously in Seattle Adverb No Data disadvantageously No Data No Data No Data No Data
intimately 0 With great or especially intimate knowledge we knew them well Adverb No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
well 0 With skill or in a pleasing manner she dances well, he writes well Adverb No Data badly No Data No Data No Data No Data
well 0 With prudence or propriety You would do well to say nothing more, could not well refuse Adverb No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
easily 0 Indicating high probability; in all likelihood I might well do it, a mistake that could easily have ended in disaster, you may well need your umbrella, he could equally well be trying to deceive us Adverb No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
unspoiled 0 Not left to spoil the meat is still good Adjective fresh No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
best 0 From a position of superiority or authority father knows best, I know better. Adverb No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
unspoilt 0 Not left to spoil the meat is still good Adjective fresh No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
secure 0 Financially sound a good investment, a secure investment Adjective sound No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
undecomposed 0 Not left to spoil the meat is still good Adjective fresh No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
just 0 Of moral excellence a genuinely good person, a just cause, an upright and respectable man Adjective righteous No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
better 0 Someone who bets No Data Noun No Data No Data gambler No Data No Data No Data
wagerer 0 Someone who bets No Data Noun No Data No Data gambler No Data No Data No Data
punter 0 Someone who bets No Data Noun No Data No Data gambler No Data No Data No Data
better 0 A superior person having claim to precedence the common man has been kept in his place by his betters Noun No Data No Data superior No Data No Data No Data
better 0 The superior one of two alternatives chose the better of the two Noun No Data No Data good No Data No Data No Data
ameliorate 0 To make better The editor improved the manuscript with his changes Verb No Data No Data change No Data No Data Better
meliorate 0 To make better The editor improved the manuscript with his changes Verb No Data No Data change No Data No Data Better
ameliorate 0 Get better The weather improved toward evening Verb No Data No Data change state No Data No Data Better
meliorate 0 Get better The weather improved toward evening Verb No Data No Data change state No Data No Data Better
best 0 (comparative and superlative of `well’) wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable it would be better to speak to him, the White House thought it best not to respond Adjective advisable No Data No Data Comparative No Data No Data
better 0 More than half argued for the better part of an hour Adjective major No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
estimable 0 Deserving of esteem and respect all respectable companies give guarantees, “ruined the family’s good name” Adjective reputable No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
honorable 0 Deserving of esteem and respect all respectable companies give guarantees, “ruined the family’s good name” Adjective reputable No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
skilful 0 Having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude adept in handicrafts, an adept juggler, an expert job, a good mechanic, a practiced marksman, a proficient engineer, a lesser-known but no less skillful composer, the effect was achieved by skillful retouching Adjective skilled No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
good 0 Not left to spoil the meat is still good Adjective fresh No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
near 0 With or in a close or intimate relationship a good friend, my sisters and brothers are near and dear Adjective close No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
dependable 0 Financially sound a good investment, a secure investment Adjective sound No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
safe 0 Financially sound a good investment, a secure investment Adjective sound No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
bettor 0 Someone who bets No Data Noun No Data No Data gambler No Data No Data No Data
right 0 Most suitable or right for a particular purpose a good time to plant tomatoes, the right time to act, the time is ripe for great sociological changes Adjective opportune No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
ripe 0 Most suitable or right for a particular purpose a good time to plant tomatoes, the right time to act, the time is ripe for great sociological changes Adjective opportune No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
in force 0 Exerting force or influence the law is effective immediately, a warranty good for two years, the law is already in effect (or in force) Adjective operative No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
good 0 Capable of pleasing good looks Adjective pleasing No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
good 0 Appealing to the mind good music, a serious book Adjective intellectual No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
good 0 In excellent physical condition good teeth, I still have one good leg, a sound mind in a sound body Adjective healthy No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
good 0 Tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health beneficial effects of a balanced diet, “a good night’s sleep”, the salutary influence of pure air Adjective healthful No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
good 0 Not forged a good dollar bill Adjective genuine No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
honest 0 Not forged a good dollar bill Adjective genuine No Data No Data No Data No Data No Data
well 0 Without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor took the joke well, took the tragic news well Adverb No Data badly No Data No Data No Data No Data
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How many meanings does the word "Better" have?

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The word "Better" has 102 meanings. The most frequent meaning is good.

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What are the hyponyms for the word "Better"?

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The word "Better" has 441 hyponyms which are: accelerate, acerbate, acetylate, achromatize, activate, adjust, affect, age, alchemize, alcoholize, alkalinize, allegorize, alter, americanize, angulate, animize, antiquate, antique, archaize, arterialize, ash, assimilate, automatize, awaken, barb, barbarize, bestialize, better, blind, blister, blunt, blur, boil, break, break down, brighten, bring, brutalize, bubble, calcify, camp, capture, cause to sleep, centralize, change intensity, change taste, charge, chasten, check, circularize, civilize, clarify, classicize, clean, clear, clot, cloud, coarsen, cohere, color, commercialize, communize, commute, complicate, condense, confuse, constitutionalize, contaminate, conventionalize, convert, cook, cool, corrupt, counterchange, crack, cry, customize, damage, darken, de-emphasize, deaden, deaminate, decarboxylate, decelerate, decentralize, decimalize, decorate, decrease, decrepitate, deflate, deform, dehydrogenate, demagnetize, demist, democratize, demonize, demulsify, demythologize, denationalize, denaturalize, denature, deodorize, depersonalize, depolarize, desensitize, destabilize, detransitivize, devalue, develop, devilize, digitize, dinge, dirty, disable, discolor, disharmonize, disintegrate, disorder, disqualify, dissimilate, dissolve, diversify, dizzy, domesticate, dope, draw, dry, dull, dynamize, ease up, edit, embrittle, empty, emulsify, enable, end, equal, eroticize, estrange, etherealize, etiolate, europeanize, evaporate, even, excite, extend, exteriorize, fatten, feminize, fertilize, fill, fix, flatten, flocculate, freeze, frenchify, full, gelatinize, glamorize, glorify, habituate, harmonize, harshen, heat, hue, humanize, humble, hydrogenate, immaterialize, immortalize, inactivate, incandesce, increase, indispose, industrialize, inflate, inform, inseminate, insulate, intensify, internationalize, introvert, invalidate, invert, iodinate, ionate, islamize, isomerize, laicize, legitimate, lend, liberalize, lifehack, lift, liquefy, loosen, louden, lower, lubricate, magnetize, make, mark, masculinize, mechanize, militarize, mince, mix, morph, muddy, mythologize, nationalize, naturalize, nazify, neutralize, nick, normalize, obfuscate, obscure, occidentalize, officialize, opacify, opalize, opsonize, orientalize, ossify, outmode, oxidize, oxygenize, paganize, pall, parallel, patent, personalize, piggyback, plasticize, poison, polarize, politicize, port, professionalize, proof, prostrate, purify, put, radicalize, rarefy, rationalize, recombine, recommend, reconstruct, refine, reflate, reform, refresh, relax, remodel, restore, revolutionize, right, ripen, romanticize, round off, rusticate, sanitize, saponify, saturate, sauce, schematize, scramble, sensitize, sentimentalize, set, sexualize, shade, shake, shallow, shape, sharpen, shift, shorten, simplify, slenderize, smut, sober, socialize, soften, solemnize, solvate, spice, spike, sputter, stabilize, stain, steepen, stiffen, still, straighten, strengthen, string, substitute, suburbanize, supercharge, supple, suspend, sweeten, switch, symmetrize, synchronize, tame, tender, tense, territorialize, thicken, think, tighten, tone down, touch, transaminate, transfigure, transform, transitivize, translate, transmute, transpose, turn, turn back, uglify, unclutter, uniformize, unite, unsanctify, unscramble, unsex, untie, untune, urbanize, validate, variegate, vascularize, ventilate, verbify, vesiculate, visualize, vitalize, vitrify, vivify, volatilize, vulgarise, warm, weaken, weaponize, wet, widen, worsen, acidify, alkalize, be born, become, burn, calm, carbonize, carnify, catalyze, chondrify, citrate, close, cloud over, coke, come to, conceive, concentrate, cross-fertilize, curdle, denitrify, die, disengage, dress, emaciate, emancipate, equilibrate, erupt, esterify, etherify, explode, fall, fluctuate, gain, get into, get worse, homogenize, integrate, ionize, open, overgrow, precipitate, react, reduce, secularize, sorb, sour, thin, thrive, thrombose, wake up, zonk out, out-herod, outbrave, outdraw, outfox, outgrow, outmarch, outpace, outrange, outroar, outsail, outsell, outshine, outshout, outwear, outweigh, outwit, shame, benefit, desirability, optimum, wisdom, worthiness, bettor, bookmaker, crapshooter, croupier, ex-gambler, high roller, loser, odds-maker, shooter, speculator, sporting man, winner, god, supervisor.

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Is the word "Better" very frequent in Wordnet’s lexical database?

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The word "Better" has a maximum frequency of 190.

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What are the synonyms for the word "Better"?

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