1) A word with several dialect usages. It can mean ‘greater’ or ‘in excess of’.

1671 he hath 3 boards ... better then one inch thicke intended for a table, Kimberworth. Used also to emphasise a verb: 1674 she hath severall times better advised and counselled her sonn in law and forewarned him these practises, Settle.

dates 1671 1674

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