better

  基本词汇  
['betə(r)]     ['betər]    
  • adj.更好的;较好的
  • adv.更好地
  • v.使更好;改善
  • n.更好者;更优者;下赌注者
  • 形容词good和副词well的比较级形式
bettered bettered bettering betters
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better是什么意思,词典释义与在线翻译:

详尽释义

adj.(形容词)
  1. 更好的,较好的
  2. 更合适的,更适当的
  3. 更称心的
  4. 健康状况有所好转的
  5. 健康恢复的,健康状态较好的
  6. 大半的,大部分的
  7. 较有品德的
  8. 较佳的
  9. 很好的
  10. 能力更强的
  11. 更熟练的
  12. 见轻的
  13. 舒畅些的
  14. 更得体的
adv.(副词)
  1. 更加地
  2. 更好地,较好地
  3. 较大程度地
  4. 最好地
  5. 更合适地,更适当地,更妥地,更恰当地
  6. 更多地
  7. 象样地
  8. 更愉快地
  9. 不那么差地
  10. 有较多钱地
v.(动词)
  1. 改善,改进,改良
  2. 胜过,优于
  3. 提高
  4. 变得较好,使更好
  5. 变得有改进
  6. 超出,超越,超过
  7. 好转
  8. 超过
  9. 上进
  10. 改进社会地位
n.(名词)
  1. 长辈,前辈
  2. 上级,上司(们)
  3. 较优者,较好者
  4. 打赌的人
  5. 较好的东西,更好的事物
  6. 更有才智者
  7. 更主要的人
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  1. =bettor
  2. 形容词good和副词well的比较级形式

双解释义

adj.(形容词)
  1. 较好的,更好的; 更准确的,更合适的 of a more excellent or desirable kind; of a more precise or suitable kind
  2. 渐愈或痊愈的 partly or fully recovered from (usually an illness)
adv.(副词)
  1. 更好地 in more excellent manner
  2. 更,较大程度地 more; to a greater degree
n.(名词)
  1. [S]更好者; 较优越者 sth which is better
  2. [P]前辈; 长者; 上级 elder or wiser; more experienced people; higher authorities
v.(动词)
  1. vt. 胜过,超越 do better than; surpass
  2. vt. & vi. 改善; 提高 improve

英英释义

Noun:
  1. something superior in quality or condition or effect;

    "a change for the better"

  2. someone who bets

  3. a superior person having claim to precedence;

    "the common man has been kept in his place by his betters"

  4. the superior one of two alternatives;

    "chose the better of the two"

Adjective:
  1. (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"

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

    "her health is better now"
    "I feel better"

  3. (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"

  4. more than half;

    "argued for the better part of an hour"

Adverb:
  1. 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"

  2. from a position of superiority or authority;

    "father knows best"
    "I know better."

Verb:
  1. surpass in excellence;

    "She bettered her own record"
    "break a record"

  2. to make better;

    "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

  3. get better;

    "The weather improved toward evening"

better的用法和样例:

例句

用作形容词 (adj.)
  1. Her father transferred her to a better school.
    她父亲把她转到了一所更好的学校。
  2. The union struck for better work conditions.
    工会为争取更好的工作条件而罢工。
  3. You must pay extra for a better seat.
    如要较好的座位必须另加钱。
用作副词 (adv.)
  1. You would write better if you had a good pen.
    要是有枝好笔,就能写得更好。
  2. You'll like it better when you understand it more.
    当你对它更了解时,你就会更喜欢它。
用作动词 (v.)
  1. His solution of his debt enabled him to better his daily life.
    他还清了债,可以过好点儿的日子了。
  2. He had tried hard to better his status, but failed.
    他努力设法改善自己的地位,但未能成功。
用作名词 (n.)
  1. We had hoped for better.
    我们曾希望情况好转。

常见句型

用作形容词 (adj.)
用作定语 ~+ n.
  1. He is a better man than his father.
    他为人比他父亲好。
  2. Having talked to the witness I now have a better idea of what happened.
    我与证人谈过话,现在对所发生的事情更清楚了。
  3. Subsequent research has produced even better results.
    后来的研究带来甚至更好的结果。
  4. He has better mental powers than I.
    他的智力胜过我。
  5. He resolved to lead a better life in the future.
    他决心以后更好地生活。
  6. He was thought to have a better right to the throne than his brother.
    他被认为比他的兄弟更有权利继承王位。
用作表语 S+be+~
  1. This is good but that is better.
    这个好,可是那个更好。
  2. The situation there will become still better as time goes by.
    随着时间的推移,那里的形势还会变得更好。
  3. She's a little better.
    她好一点了。
  4. I'm much better than I was.
    我的身体比以前更棒了。
  5. Don't take it so hard, you'll feel better tomorrow.
    别太难过,你明天会觉得好些。
  6. He is no better yet.
    他一点也没有好转。
S+be+~+ prep .-phrase
  1. She is better at tennis than at baseball.
    她的网球比棒球打得好。
  2. I was better at mathematics than other subjects.
    我的数学学得比其他学科好。
  3. Direct light is better for reading than diffuse light.
    看书时直射光比散射光好。
  4. This new medicine is better for a cold.
    这种新药治感冒疗效更好。
It is/was+~+ v -ing
  1. It's better staying here.
    最好呆在这儿。
It is/was+~+to- v
  1. It's better to stay here.
    最好呆在这儿。
It is/was+~+for sb+to- v
  1. It's better for you to stay here.
    你最好呆在这儿。
  2. It might be better for you to see a doctor.
    你最好去看医生。
It is/was+~+that-clause
  1. It's better that you (should) stay here.
    你最好呆在这儿。
  2. It's better that she should go alone.
    还是由她单独去更好。
  3. It will be better that we meet some other time.
    最好我们另找时间碰头。
It is/was+~+if-clause
  1. It would be better if you sent me the book.
    你若能把书寄给我就更好了。
  2. It would be better if he had not come.
    他如果没来也许会更好些。
用作副词 (adv.)
用作状语
  1. She sings better than I.
    她唱得比我好。
  2. I know better than to do such a foolish thing.
    我很明白不能干这种蠢事。
  3. You can tell him now, remember better late than never.
    你现在可以告诉他,要知道晚做总比不做好。
  4. This coat fits you better.
    这件大衣更适合你。
  5. I like instrument better than vocal music.
    我喜欢器乐甚于声乐。
  6. She is now better able to cope with her task than before.
    对于工作她现在比过去更胜任了。
  7. The better I know him the more I admire his abilities.
    我越是了解他,就越钦佩他的才能。
用作名词 (n.)
  1. That's a fine horse; I couldn't get a better in a hurry.
    这是一匹骏马,我一时难以找到比它更好的。
  2. Which is the better of these two bikes?
    这两辆自行车哪辆较好?
  3. Take the better of the two roads.
    在这两条路中挑好走的一条走。
  4. You're my elders and betters.I was obliged to come when you sent for me.
    你们是我的长辈和上级,你们叫我来,我不能不来。
用作动词 (v.)
用作不及物动词 S+~(+A)
  1. Things have bettered since yesterday.
    从昨天起形势已有所好转。
  2. Living conditions have bettered a great deal.
    生活条件已经大有改善。
用作及物动词 S+~+ n./pron.
  1. The two countries are bettering relations between them.
    这两个国家正在改善相互之间的关系。
  2. 用于be ~ed结构
  3. This achievement cannot be bettered.
    这一成就好得不能再好了。

常用短语

用作形容词 (adj.)
better than
  1. 比…更好 be finer than

    This is in every way better than that. 这个在各方面都比那个好。

    This one is far better than the other. 这个比那个好得多。

    Neither road out of town is very good, but this one is better than the other one. 出镇的两条路都不太好,但这条比另一条好。

    The new method is not perfect; even so, it's much better than the old one. 新的方法并不完美,但即使如此,它比老的方法要好得多。

    It's better to win than to lose. 胜利总比失败好。

    It's better to say little than (to) say much. 少说为妙。

用作副词 (adv.)
be better off
  1. 比较富裕; 较舒服 be richer; be more comfortable

    They are better off this year. 他们今年宽松些。

    He would be better off leaving everyday care to his wife. 如果把日常家务让他的妻子去管,他就会轻松些。

    You'd be better off going to the police about it. 把这件事告诉警方,你就会舒服些。

had better
  1. 最好would find it wiser to (do)

    You'd better have a rest. 你最好休息一下。

    We'd better stay indoors today. 我们今天还是呆在家里好。

    I don't think we'd better go in. 我认为咱们不该进去。

    You'd better go out, or I will throw you out of the window. 你最好出去,不然的话我就把你从窗户扔出去。

    You'd better have come earlier. 你本该早点来的。

    We'd better not accept the invitation. 咱们还是不接受邀请的好。

    Hadn'd we better go now? 我们是不是现在就去呢?

    Had'd you better tell the truth? 你坦白交代不是更好吗?

    Better not wait for him. 最好不要等他了。

    “Can I telephone him now?”“Better not.” “我现在可以给他打电话吗?”“最好不要打。”

    “We'd better leave soon.”“Yes, we'd better.” “我们最好还是快点走吧。”“是的,我们快点走吧。”

用作名词 (n.)
for better or for worse
  1. 不管是好是坏,不管结果如何 whether the result is good or bad

    He has resolved to take her for better or for worse. 不论是福是祸,他决心娶她为妻。

    It's been done, and, for better or for worse, we can't change it now. 事已至此,无论是好是坏,已无法改变。

get the better of
  1. 占上风,胜过… get the upper hand; win an advantage; prevail

    He made a mistake by allowing his anger to get the better of him. 他的错误是没有能够克制住自己的愤怒。

    If you work hard, you will get the better of your classmates. 如果你努力学习,你将胜过同班同学。

    He always gets the better of me at chess. 他下国际象棋总是赢我。

    She always gets the better of our quarrels. 我们吵架时她总是占上风。

so much the better
  1. 甚至更好 that is even better

    The result is not very important to us, but if we do win, so much the better. 结果对我们并不重要,但假如我们真赢了,那就更好了。

词汇搭配

用作形容词 (adj.)
~+名词 副词+~
用作副词 (adv.)
动词+~
用作名词 (n.)
动词+~
用作动词 (v.)
~+名词

经典引文

  • The grey mare is the better horse here.

    出自:G. B. Shaw
  • Andrew would be a better man than he had been.

    出自:V. Woolf
  • Better planes, better explosives, better guns and gasessevery improvement increases the sum of fear and hatred.

    出自:Aldous Huxley
  • She left to better herself, and obtained the situation of nurse.

    出自:F. Marryat
  • Their speech and dress were bettered while she kept them in her charge.

    出自:W. C. Williams
  • I lack the will-power to do anything with my life, to better my position by hard work.

    出自:L. Durrell

better的详细讲解:

词语用法

  1. better指“病好些了”,表示“不unwell些”,而不是“更well些”。

    I am better today, but not well yet.
    如果在没有生病的前提下身体变强壮,不用better。

  2. had better属于习惯用语,had不可改成have,后接不含to的不定式。

    You had better go at once.
    你最好马上去。

  3. had better have结构的例句:

    I think/thought I had better have gone already.
    我以为你已经去了,实际上你没有去。

  4. Better go at once属于美国口语,同You had better go at once有相同意思。Better to go at once也是口语,同It is better to go at once有相同意思;
  5. You'd better go at once.句中的You'd可作You had,也可作You would,前者比较普遍些;
  6. better通常不用于订正或纠正错误。
adj.(形容词)
  1. better作“较好的,更好的”解时是good的比较级,可用far, much但不可用more, very修饰。但在作“渐愈或痊愈的”解时不用于比较结构,也不可用much修饰。
  2. better用作表语时,其后可接由that或if引导的从句,从句中的谓语动词常用虚拟式以委婉地表达建议或看法。
  3. “我的感冒好些了。”通常用I'm better.来表示,有时也有人用My cold is better.来表示,但不是地道的英语。
adv.(副词)
  1. better用作副词的基本意思是“更好地”,既可修饰动态动词,也可修饰静态动词。作“更,更大程度地”解时,与more同义,常与love, like, know, understand等表示心理感情的静态动词连用。
  2. better常用于be better off短语中,意思是“比较富裕,较舒服”,其后可接名词或动名词。better还常用在the better..., the more...结构中,意思是“越…就越…”。
  3. better有时可表示原级所没有的特殊意义。例如:She says he is honest, but I know better.她说他很诚实,但我却不以为然。
n.(名词)
  1. better用作名词时,既可指“较好的东西”,也可指“较好的人”。引申可表示“前辈”“上级”。
  2. better一般只用于单数形式,其前可加冠词; 作“前辈”“上级”解时常用于习语elders and betters中。
v.(动词)
  1. better用作动词可表示“胜过,超越”,还可表示“改善”“提高”经济状况、社会地位、自然环境等,接名词或代词作宾语。可用于被动结构。
  2. better与oneself连用时常表示“提高自己的社会地位”

词义辨析

adj.(形容词)
no better than, not better than, not any better than
这三个短语都可用于两者之间的比较,但含义各不相同。no better往往表示“两者都一样(不好)”; not better一般按字面意思来翻译,即“不比…好”; not any better则表示前者还不如后者,即“一点也不比…好”。试比较以下几个句子:
  • He is no better than an idiot.
  • 他愚蠢得像白痴一样。
  • I'm not better than you in this respect.
  • 在这方面我并不比你更高明。
  • I think she is not any better than me in this respect.
  • 我认为她在这方面一点也不比我强。
v.(动词)
better, improve
improve与better意思相近,都指在原有基础上改进得更好。其区别是:
1.在提高的速度和水平上, improve比better更快更高。
2.better比improve更有生气和亲切感。
3.better和improve都可接反身代词再接介词in,前者指某人的社会经济地位向好的方面发展,后者指本身向更好的方面变化。例如:
He has bettered himself in living condition.他的生活条件已大有改善。
I wish to improve myself in drawing.但愿我在绘画方面有所长进。
improve better perfect refine
这些动词均有“改进、改善”之意。
  • improve:improve最常用词,多指状态或性质上的深刻或重要改进,也可指自身能力的提高。
  • better:better多用于口语,指适当地改善原来并非很差的状态或性质,也指社会地位、经济状况的改善。
  • perfect:perfect语义强,通常指使方法、技术等达到完善美好的境地。
  • refine:refine侧重指使语言、仪态等变得文雅、优美,也可指技艺等的提高。

常见错误

adj.(形容词)
  1. 我的伤已完全好了。

    I'm completely better now.

    I'm completely well now.

    better只是表示“渐愈”,若要表示“完全好转〔康复〕”则应用well。

错句举例与错句分析
  • 错句:better not to drink any more.

    纠正:better not drink any more.

    翻译:最好不要再多喝了。

    分析:better...是had better的缩略,后接不定式时,不含to。

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