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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Better \Bet"ter\, n. 1. Advantage, superiority, or victory; -- usually with of; as, to get the better of an enemy. [1913 Webster] 2. One who has a claim to precedence; a superior, as in merit, social standing, etc.; -- usually in the plural. [1913 Webster] Their betters would hardly be found. --Hooker. [1913 Webster] For the better, in the way of improvement; so as to produce improvement. "If I have altered him anywhere for the better." --Dryden. [1913 Webster]