from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Something that, or someone who, improves
- n. A substance added to cause improvement (especially to a foodstuff)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, improves.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which improves.
- n. One who labors at a trade for the purpose of increasing his knowledge or skill, and who accepts the opportunity of improvement as compensation in whole or in part for services rendered.
- n. A pad or cushion worn by women with the object of improving the figure or the hang of a dress; a bustle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone devoted to the promotion of human welfare and to social reforms
- n. a component that is added to something to improve it
Sorry, no etymologies found.
My favorite society-improver is Compassion International. kujoko at att dot net
The inventive field is large, and each invention opens up a new field for improvements, and it is the "improver," without question, that reaps the greatest benefit from any invention.
The motive that shears the trees also razes the copse, in order that the gardener or "improver" may show his art.
Charles V., "improver" of Spanish monuments of Moorish art, 338,
If the initiatory period is safely past, the apprentice becomes an "improver;" that is, she is allowed larger choice of work, looks on or even tries her own hand when draping is to be done, and if quick is shortly ranked as an assistant.
I sleep outside Best Buy to get my Wii, you release a horrible set of games for the next year, then finally you come out with something to improve the controller that was already supposed to be awesome (but wait, the games for it were crap), and now I'm supposed to be happy / excited to go out and purchase this new controller "improver"?
"improver," that I had no regular indentures, and I had been thrown upon
"improver," who, by long experience and a nice knowledge of the weaknesses of judges, had brought the art of "making up" pedigree sheep of any particular breed to something very nearly approaching the ideal of perfection.
Walter Hervy is recorded as having removed certain stones near Bucklersbury when he was "improver" of the city (Letter Book A, fo.
For those who love to salsa or are keen to learn, beginner and improver classes at Deluxe on Long Street is ideal.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.