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Similar vs. Better

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Similaradjective

Having traits or characteristics in common; alike, comparable.

Betteradjective

Greater in amount or quantity

Similaradjective

(mathematics) Of geometrical figures including triangles, squares, ellipses, arcs and more complex figures, having the same shape but possibly different size, rotational orientation, and position; in particular, having corresponding angles equal and corresponding line segments proportional; such that one can be had from the other using a sequence of rotations, translations and scalings.

Betteradverb

More, in reference to value, distance, time, etc.

‘ten miles and better’;

Similarnoun

That which is similar to, or resembles, something else, as in quality, form, etc.

Betternoun

An entity, usually animate, deemed superior to another; one who has a claim to precedence; a superior.

‘He quickly found Ali his better in the ring.’;

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Similarnoun

(homeopathy) A material that produces an effect that resembles the symptoms of a particular disease.

Betternoun

alternative spelling of bettor

Similaradjective

Exactly corresponding; resembling in all respects; precisely like.

Betterverb

(transitive) To improve.

Similaradjective

Nearly corresponding; resembling in many respects; somewhat like; having a general likeness.

Betterverb

(intransitive) To become better; to improve.

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Similaradjective

Homogenous; uniform.

Betterverb

(transitive) To surpass in excellence; to exceed; to excel.

Similarnoun

That which is similar to, or resembles, something else, as in quality, form, etc.

Betterverb

(transitive) To give advantage to; to support; to advance the interest of.

Similaradjective

marked by correspondence or resemblance;

‘similar food at similar prices’; ‘problems similar to mine’; ‘they wore similar coats’;

Betterverb

(colloquial) Had better.

‘You better do that if you know what's good for you.’;

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Similaradjective

having the same or similar characteristics;

‘all politicians are alike’; ‘they looked utterly alike’; ‘friends are generaly alike in background and taste’;

Betteradjective

Having good qualities in a greater degree than another; as, a better man; a better physician; a better house; a better air.

‘Could make the worse appearThe better reason.’;

Similaradjective

resembling or similar; having the same or some of the same characteristics; often used in combination;

‘suits of like design’; ‘a limited circle of like minds’; ‘members of the cat family have like dispositions’; ‘as like as two peas in a pod’; ‘doglike devotion’; ‘a dreamlike quality’;

Betteradjective

Preferable in regard to rank, value, use, fitness, acceptableness, safety, or in any other respect.

‘To obey is better than sacrifice.’; ‘It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes.’;

Similaradjective

(of words) expressing closely related meanings

Betteradjective

Greater in amount; larger; more.

Similaradjective

capable of replacing or changing places with something else;

‘interchangeable parts’;

Betteradjective

Improved in health; less affected with disease; as, the patient is better.

Similaradjective

having a resemblance in appearance, character, or quantity, without being identical

‘northern India and similar areas’; ‘a soft cheese similar to Brie’;

Betteradjective

More advanced; more perfect; as, upon better acquaintance; a better knowledge of the subject.

‘My dear, my better half (said he),I find I must now leave thee.’; ‘By all that's holy, he had better starveThan but once think this place becomes thee not.’;

Similaradjective

(of geometrical figures) having the same shape, with the same angles and proportions, though of different sizes.

Betternoun

Advantage, superiority, or victory; - usually with of; as, to get the better of an enemy.

Similarnoun

a person or thing similar to another

‘he was one of those whose similar you never meet’;

Betternoun

One who has a claim to precedence; a superior, as in merit, social standing, etc.; - usually in the plural.

‘Their betters would hardly be found.’;

Similarnoun

a substance that produces effects resembling the symptoms of particular diseases (the basis of homeopathic treatment)

‘the principle of treatment by similars’;

Betternoun

One who bets or lays a wager.

Betteradverb

In a superior or more excellent manner; with more skill and wisdom, courage, virtue, advantage, or success; as, Henry writes better than John; veterans fight better than recruits.

‘I could have better spared a better man.’;

Betteradverb

More correctly or thoroughly.

‘The better to understand the extent of our knowledge.’;

Betteradverb

In a higher or greater degree; more; as, to love one better than another.

‘Never was monarch better feared, and loved.’;

Betteradverb

More, in reference to value, distance, time, etc.; as, ten miles and better.

Betterverb

To improve or ameliorate; to increase the good qualities of.

‘Love betters what is best.’; ‘He thought to better his circumstances.’;

Betterverb

To improve the condition of, morally, physically, financially, socially, or otherwise.

‘The constant effort of every man to better himself.’;

Betterverb

To surpass in excellence; to exceed; to excel.

‘The works of nature do always aim at that which can not be bettered.’;

Betterverb

To give advantage to; to support; to advance the interest of.

‘Weapons more violent, when next we meet,May serve to better us and worse our foes.’;

Betterverb

To become better; to improve.

Betternoun

one having claim to precedence; a superior;

‘the common man has been kept in his place by his betters’;

Betternoun

someone who bets

Betternoun

the superior one of two alternatives;

‘chose the better of the two’;

Betterverb

surpass in excellence;

‘She bettered her own record’; ‘break a record’;

Betterverb

to make better;

‘The editor improved the manuscript with his changes’;

Betterverb

get better;

‘The weather improved toward evening’;

Betteradjective

(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;

‘You'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’;

Betteradjective

(comparative of `good') changed for the better in health or fitness;

‘her health is better now’; ‘I feel better’;

Betteradjective

(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’;

Betteradjective

more than half;

‘argued for the better part of an hour’;

Betteradverb

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’;

Betteradverb

from a position of superiority or authority;

‘father knows best’; ‘I know better.’;

Betteradjective

more desirable, satisfactory, or effective

‘the new facilities were far better’; ‘I'm better at doing sums than Alice’; ‘we're hoping for better weather tomorrow’;

Betteradjective

more appropriate, advantageous, or well advised

‘it might be better to borrow the money’; ‘there couldn't be a better time to take up this job’;

Betteradjective

partly or fully recovered from illness, injury, or mental stress

‘his leg was getting better’;

Betteradverb

more excellently or effectively

‘instruments are generally better made these days’; ‘Jonathon could do better if he tried’; ‘sound travels better in water than in air’;

Betteradverb

to a greater degree; more (used in connection with success or with desirable actions or conditions)

‘I liked it better when we lived in the country’; ‘well-fed people are better able to fight off infection’;

Betteradverb

more suitably, appropriately, or usefully

‘the money could be better spent on more urgent cases’;

Betternoun

the better one; that which is better

‘you've a right to expect better than that’; ‘the Natural History Museum book is by far the better of the two’; ‘a change for the better’;

Betternoun

one's superiors in social class or ability

‘educating the young to respect their elders and betters’;

Betternoun

variant spelling of bettor

Betterverb

improve on or surpass (an existing or previous level or achievement)

‘bettering his previous time by ten minutes’; ‘his account can hardly be bettered’;

Betterverb

make (something) better; improve

‘his ideas for bettering the lot of the millhands’;

Betterverb

achieve a higher social position or status

‘the residents are mostly Londoners who have bettered themselves’;

Betterverb

overcome or defeat (someone)

‘she had almost bettered him at archery’;

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