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better advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (comparative of well)meglio avv
 He plays the guitar better than Jimi Hendrix.
 Suona la chitarra meglio di Jimi Hendrix.
better advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in a more desirable way)meglio avv
 To serve you better we have provided free coffee at the entrance.
 Per servirvi meglio offriamo caffè gratis all'entrata.
better adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (superior)migliore agg
 He's better at tennis than I am.
 A tennis è migliore di me.
better adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (of greater value)meglio avv
 Getting it done now is better than waiting until the morning.
 Farlo adesso è meglio che aspettare fino a domattina.
better adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (of greater use)meglio avv
 A mallet is better than a hammer for driving in tent pegs.
 Una mazzetta è meglio di un martello per piantare i picchetti della tenda.
better adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (healthier)meglio avv
 Are you feeling any better?
 Ti senti un po' meglio?
better advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (more completely)meglio avv
 You remember it better than I do.
 Tu te lo ricordi meglio di me.
 
Additional Translations
better adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (comparative of good)migliore agg
 This essay is better than the last one you wrote.
 Questo tema è migliore dell'ultimo che hai scritto.
better adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (more virtuous)migliore agg
 She's better than any of us.
 Lei è migliore di tutti noi.
better adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (of greater fitness)migliore agg
  più idoneo agg
 Candidate C is better than candidate F for this job.
 Il candidato C è migliore del candidato F per questo lavoro.
better adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (larger)gran parte agg + nf
 They spent the better part of the vacation hiding from the rain.
 Hanno passato gran parte della vacanza riparandosi dalla pioggia.
better advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (more thoroughly)meglio avv
 He'll explain it better than I can.
 Lui lo spiegherà meglio di quanto io possa fare.
better advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (more)più avv
 It took them better than a month to pay back the debt.
 Ci hanno messo più di un mese a ripagare il debito.
better nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (sthg having greater worth)di meglio avv
 I've seen better.
 Ho visto di meglio.
better nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sb] having greater worth)superiore nm
 You should always show respect to your betters and elders.
 Dovresti sempre portare rispetto verso i tuoi superiori e i più anziani.
better vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (improve)migliorare vtr
 She spent her life trying to better the living conditions of the poor.
 Ha passato la sua vita cercando di migliorare le condizioni di vita dei poveri.
better vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (surpass)superare vtr
 Let's see if I can better my previous score.
 Vediamo se riesco a superare il mio punteggio precedente.
better vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (cards: raise previous bid)rilanciare vi
 I will better you by twenty Euros.
 Rilancio di venti Euro.
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WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2014:

Compound Forms/Forme composte
"or
to put it better"
cioè avv
all the better tanto meglio
all the better for tanto meglio per
be better than vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (be superior to)essere meglio di vi
better days nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (more prosperity: in the future)tempi migliori nmpl
 The political party promised that their economic policy would soon bring better days.
 Verranno tempi migliori!
  giorni migliori nmpl
 Vedrai che dopo la crisi avremo giorni migliori.
better days nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (better condition: in the past)bei tempi nmpl
 The grand old plantation house has definitely seen better days.
 Ricordi quando si giocava scalzi per strada? Quelli erano bei tempi.
better for adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (providing greater health benefits for)migliore per, più indicato
 Apples are better for you than cheeseburgers.
better for adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." colloquial, UK (more cheerful thanks to)sentirsi meglio vi
 If you're tired, have a nap; you'll feel better for it.
better half nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative, informal (partner or spouse)  (partner o consorte)compagno nm
better late than never   (proverbio)meglio tardi che mai
better not informal (ought not to)meglio non
better off adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (richer, wealthier)più ricco, più benestante agg
 I'm much better off now I have this new job.
better off adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (in better circumstances)migliore agg
  stare meglio, sentirsi meglio, passarsela meglio, fare meglio vi
 Don't worry, you're better off without him.
 You'd be better off just ignoring her.
 Non preoccuparti, starai meglio senza di lui. - Faresti meglio a ignorarlo semplicemente.
the better off nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (richer people)benestanti, agiati nmpl
  ricchi nmpl
   (economicamente)chi sta meglio
 The better off are expected to help those who have less than they do.
 Coloro che stanno meglio dovrebbero aiutare quelli che hanno di meno di loro.
better part la parte migliore
Better safe than sorry exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." informal (It is wise to take precautions)Meglio prevenire che curare.
better self la parte migliore di sé
better sort miglior tipo
better than meglio di agg
better than ever adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (improved, even greater than before)di gran lunga migliore agg
   (informale)molto meglio di prima agg
better than nothing adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (a small gain)meglio di niente agg
better world nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (heaven)paradiso nm
 After her husband's death, Rachel took comfort in the idea that he had gone to a better world.
better yet advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (even better)meglio ancora, anzi avv
 You could help us with the cooking, or better yet, why don't you set the table?
 Potresti aiutarci a cucinare. Anzi, meglio ancora: potresti apparecchiare la tavola!
better yet adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (even better)ancora meglio agg
better yourself v (become more educated)erudirsi vi
 Paul reads scientific journals in an attempt to better himself.
better yourself v (achieve higher standing)migliorarsi, perfezionarsi v rif
 My father worked in a factory but I wanted to better myself and was determined to get an office job.
 con tempo in prova di ieri, si è ulteriormente migliorato
better-advised meglio consigliato
better-balanced più bilanciato adj
better-behaved più educato adj
better-informed meglio informato
better-knowing più istruito adj
better-known meglio conosciuto
change for the better nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (improvement)cambiamento in meglio nm
 Her lovely, new hair style is definitely a change for the better.
 Una promozione rappresenta comunque un cambiamento in meglio.
change for the better v (to improve )cambiare in meglio vtr
 If you don't change for the better the engagement's off.
 L'importante non è cambiare, ma cambiare in meglio.
do better viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal (perform more successfully)fare meglio
do better viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal (achieve or obtain more)fare di più
even better adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (greater or nicer still)ancora migliore agg
even better advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (with more skill, effectiveness, etc. )meglio ancora avv
feel better viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be healthier)  (fisicamente)sentirsi meglio
 I'm feeling much better now that I've lost weight.
 Sto molto meglio/mi sento molto meglio da quando sono dimagrito
feel better viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be reassured)sentirsi meglio v rif
 I feel better knowing he is home safe and sound.
for better or for worse advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (whatever the consequences)nella buona e nella cattiva sorte, nel bene e nel male avv
 I will be your wife for better or for worse.
 Prometto di starti vicino nella buona e nella cattiva sorte.
for the better advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in a positive or beneficial way)in meglio
 Her life has changed for the better since she moved here.
 Da quando ha cambiato lavoro, la sua vita è decisamente cambiata in meglio.
get better viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (recover)ristabilirsi, rimettersi v rif
  guarire vi
get better viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (improve)migliorare vtr
get the better of avere la meglio; spuntarla
get the better of [sb] v (win victory over [sb])prevalere su qualcuno vi
go one better fare meglio; superare; offrire un prezzo più alto
had better v auxauxiliary verb: Helping verb--for example, "She is running." "It has been lost." (ought to, would be wise to)far bene a, far meglio a vi
 He had better do what he is told.
 My stomach really hurts, I had better go to the doctor.
 Farebbe bene a fare esattamente quel che gli viene detto.
  dovere vi
 Dovrebbe fare esattamente quel che gli viene detto.
have better things to do v (find [sth] a waste of time)avere di meglio da fare vtr
have seen better days viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." idiom (be in deteriorated condition)  (essere in cattive condizioni)aver visto giorni migliori vtr
 It looks like that wallet of yours has seen better days!
 Questa casa deve aver visto giorni migliori, ma adesso sembra un rudere!
know better viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal (be sufficiently wise)imparare la lezione
  essere più giudizioso, mettere giudizio
 I never thought it would happen to me; I now know better.
 Shame on you, you should know better!
know better than to do [sth] v (be wise enough not to do [sth])non essere così ingenuo da
know no better v (be uninformed or uneducated)non sapere vtr
  non intendersene vi
like better vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (prefer)piacere di più vi
 I cannot think of anything I like better, on a hot day, than a swim in the pool.
 In una giornata torrida, non c'è niente che mi piaccia di più che nuotare in piscina.
make better vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (heal)guarire, alleviare vtr
 Let me rub your aching back and make it better.
make [sb] feel better far sentire meglio qualcuno
much better adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (greatly superior)molto migliore agg
much better adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (greatly improved)molto migliore agg
 Your chances of getting the job are much better if you have computer skills.
think better of vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (reconsider, have second thoughts about)ripensare a, riflettere bene su vi
 I almost sent my boss an angry email, but then I thought better of it.
 Stavo per mandare una e-mail seccata al capo, ma ci ho ripensato.
think better of vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (regard more favourably )avere una migliore opinione di, pensare bene di vi
 I would think better of him if he was more easy-going.
to put it better ossia cong
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