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better

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adjective
1 adjective more satisfactory, suitable etcníos fearr  c m uis fearr  c m uSeán is better than Áine tá Seán níos fearr ná Áine, is fearr Seán ná Áinethere's a better way of doing it tá dóigh níos fearr ann lena dhéanamh, tá caoi níos fearr ann chun é a dhéanamhshe has a much better life now tá saol i bhfad níos fearr anois aici, is fearr i bhfad an saol atá anois aiciit looks better tá cuma níos fearr air, is fearr an chuma atá airthat tastes better already tá blas níos fearr air sin cheana féinthat player is no better than her níl an t-imreoir sin a dhath níos fearr ná í, níl an t-imreoir sin dada níos fearr ná í, níl an t-imreoir sin pioc níos fearr ná íit's better to play the game than to watch it is fearr an cluiche a imirt ná breathnú airthings are getting better tá rudaí ag dul i bhfeabhas, tá cuma níos fearr ag teacht ar chúrsaí, tá rudaí ag éirí níos fearrthe weather is bad and isn't getting any better tá an aimsir go holc agus níl sí ag éirí a dhath níos fearr, tá drochaimsir ann agus is ag dul in olcas atá síhis results couldn't have been better ní fhéadfaí a chuid torthaí a shárú, bhí a chuid torthaí ar fheabhas Éireannthere's no better time than now to lose weight anois an t-am is fearr le meáchan a chailleadh, níl am níos fearr ná anois le meáchan a chailleadh 2 adjective more skilful, ableis fearr  c m uníos fearr  c m uI agreed that they were the better team d'aontaigh mé gurbh iadsan an fhoireann ab fhearrI think I'm a better actor now sílim gur fearr an t-aisteoir anois mé, sílim go bhfuil mé i m'aisteoir níos fearr anoishe's a better writer than musician is fearr an scríbhneoir ná an ceoltóir é, tá sé níos fearr i mbun na scríbhneoireachta ná i mbun an cheoilboys are no better than girls at mathematics níl buachaillí dada níos fearr ná cailíní ag an matamaitic
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3 adjective morallyníos fearr  c m udo you think that makes you a better person? an dóigh leat gur duine níos fearr thú dá bharr?he's a better man than those two is duine níos fearr é ná an bheirt sin 4 adjective less unwell etcníos fearr  c m uI hope you're better soon tá súil agam nach fada go mbeidh biseach ort, tá súil agam go dtiocfaidh biseach ort gan mhoillhe's feeling much better mothaíonn sé i bhfad níos fearr, tá sé ar aghaidh bisighyou certainly look better is cinnte go bhfuil cuma níos fearr ortI felt better for finishing the essay bhraith mé ní b'fhearr as an aiste a bheith curtha i gcrích agam, mhothaigh mé ní b'fhearr de thairbhe go raibh an aiste críochnaithe agamyou'll be better for having a rest is fearrde thú scíth a ligean 5 adjective well, recoveredbheith tagtha chugat féinbheith ar do sheanléimI was ill but I'm better now bhí mé tinn ach tá biseach orm anoishe's much better tá sé tagtha chuige féin, tá sé ar ais ar a sheanléimhe had a back complaint but he's better bhí sé ag éileamh as a dhroim ach tá biseach air, bhí sé ag éagaoin lena dhroim ach tá sé níos fearr anois
adverb
6 adverb in more satisfactory, suitable etc wayníos fearr  c m uit works better than the other one oibríonn sé níos fearr ná an ceann eileI got on much better than I imagined d'éirigh i bhfad ní b'fhearr liom ná mar a shamhlaigh méyou'll sleep better tonight codlóidh tú níos fearr anochtwe can do a lot better than that is féidir linn déanamh i bhfad níos fearr ná sinthose businesses do better than their competitors éiríonn níos fearr leis na gnólachtaí sin ná lena n-iomaitheoirí 7 adverb moreníos fearr  c m uníos mó  c m uhe knows the area better than me tá eolas níos fearr aigesean ar an gceantar ná mar atá agamsa, is mó an t-eolas atá aigesean ar an gceantar ná mar atá agamsathat band's name is better known is mó an clú atá ar an mbanna sinCanis lupus, better known as the wolf Canis lupus, nó an mac tíre mar is fearr aithne airI like tea better than coffee is fearr liom tae ná caife he likes nothing better than a good book níl dada is fearr leis ná leabhar maith, níl a dhath is fearr leis ná leabhar maith
noun
8 noun sth superioryou deserve better than that tá níos fearr ná sin tuillte agatthe weather was great, you couldn't have expected better bhí an aimsir ar fheabhas, ní fhéadfá bheith ag súil le níos fearrI was expecting better from you bhí mé ag dréim go n-éireodh níos fearr leat, bhí mé ag súil go ndéanfá níos fearr ná sin
verb
9 verb performance TRANSITIVEshe hopes to better her performance next week tá súil aici go n-éireoidh níos fearr léi an tseachtain seo chugainnfour records have been bettered in these championships sáraíodh ceithre churiarracht sa chraobhchomórtas seoit's been imitated but never bettered rinneadh aithris air ach níor rugadh barr bua riamh air 10 verb achievements, conditions etc TRANSITIVEfeabhsaigh verb  c m ufeabhas a chur arthis is the way to better the lives of poor people seo an chaoi le saol daoine bochta a fheabhsú
phrases

all the better

(also

so much the better

) is amhlaidh is fearr éníos fearr fósis ea is fearr éif you bring the children, all the better má bhíonn na páistí leat is amhlaidh is fearr é

to be all the better for sth

bheith níos fearr de bharr rudashe was studying hard and her marks were all the better for it bhí sí ag staidéar go crua agus bhí a cuid marcanna ní b'fhearr dá bharr, bhí sí ag staidéar go dian agus b'fhearrde a cuid marcanna éyou're all the better for that training you've done is fearrde thú an traenáil sin a bheith déanta agat

to be better than nothing

it's not what we want but it's better than nothing ní hé sin an rud atá uainn ach is fearr é ná dadathat was all the information we had but it was better than nothing sin a raibh d'eolas againn ach b'fhearr é ná a dhath

better late than never

is fearr go mall ná go bráchis fearr go deireanach ná go bráchis minic a bhí cú mall sona

better still

(also

even better

, better yet

) níos fearr fósníos fearr arís

better than

(US)níos fearr náis fearr ... ná ...half a loaf is better than no bread is fearr leathbhuilín ná bheith gan arán

for better or for worse

(also

for better or worse

) bíodh sé le do leas nó le d'aimhleasbíodh sé maith nó olche's back at work now, for better or worse tá sé ar ais ag obair anois, bíodh sé lena leas nó lena aimhleas

for the better

the weather is taking a turn for the better tá an aimsir ag éirí níos fearr, tá an aimsir ag dul i bhfeabhas, tá athrú chun feabhais ar an aimsirthe new rules of the game were for the better bhí na rialacha úra le leas an chluiche, chun leasa an chluiche na rialacha nua

to get the better of

1 feelinglámh an uachtair a fháil aran ceann is fearr a fháil ardon't let them get the better of you ná lig dóibh lámh an uachtair a fháil ortcuriosity got the better of me ní fhéadfainn srian a choinneáil ar an bhfiosracht, fuair mo shrón an ceann is fearr orm 2 personCork got the better of Down bhuaigh Corcaigh ar an Dún, bhuail Corcaigh an Dún, fuair Corcaigh an ceann is fearr ar an Dúnthey always get the better of us bíonn lámh an uachtair i gcónaí acu orainn, bíonn an lámh in uachtar i gcónaí acu orainn

to go one better

she played well, but I went one better than her d'imir sí go maith ach sháraigh mise í, d'imir sí go maith ach bhain mise an barr dihe was pleased with his results but she went one better bhí sé sásta lena chuid torthaí ach sháraigh sise é, bhí sé sásta lena chuid torthaí ach bhain sise an bláth de

had better do sth

I had better go out and talk to him b'fhearr dom dul amach agus labhairt leis, tá sé chomh maith agam dul amach agus labhairt leisyou had better go and visit him ba chóir duit dul ar cuairt aige, b'fhearr duit dul ar cuairt aige

sb would do better to ...

(also

sb would be better doing ...

) he'd do better to think of another career b'fhearr dó smaoineamh ar ghairm eile, bheadh sé chomh maith aige smaoineamh ar ghairm eile

the ... the better

the bigger the better dá mhéad é is ea is fearr

to better yourself

tú féin a fheabhsútú féin a chur chun cinnthe teacher told me I could better myself dúirt an múinteoir liom go bhféadfainn dul chun cinn a dhéanamh, dúirt an múinteoir liom go bhféadfainn saol níos fearr a bheith agam

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