Have the better of

What is Have the better of?

Have the better of definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
adjective, compar. of good with best as superl.
of superior quality or excellence: a better coat; a better speech.
morally superior; more virtuous: They are no better than thieves.

of superior suitability, advisability, desirability, acceptableness, etc.; preferable: a better time for action.
larger; greater: the better part of a lifetime.
improved in health; healthier than before.
completely recovered in health.

adverb, compar. of well with best as superl.
in a more appropriate or acceptable way or manner: to behave better.
to a greater degree; more completely or thoroughly: He knows the way better than we do. I probably know him better than anyone else.

more: I walked better than a mile to town.

verb (used with object)
to increase the good qualities of; make better; improve: to better one’s grades; to better the lot of the suburban commuter.
to improve upon; surpass; exceed: We have bettered last year’s production record.

Cards. to raise (a previous bid).

that which has greater excellence or is preferable or wiser: the better of two choices.
Usually betters. those superior to one in wisdom, wealth, etc.


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