from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which improves.
  • noun 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.
  • noun A pad or cushion worn by women with the object of improving the figure or the hang of a dress; a bustle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, improves.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Something that, or someone who, improves
  • noun A substance added to cause improvement (especially to a foodstuff)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone devoted to the promotion of human welfare and to social reforms
  • noun a component that is added to something to improve it


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