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4 definitions found
 for Improved
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Improve \Im*prove"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Improved; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Improving.] [Pref. in- in + prove, in approve. See
     Approve, Prove.]
     1. To make better; to increase the value or good qualities
        of; to ameliorate by care or cultivation; as, to improve
        land. --Donne.
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              I love not to improve the honor of the living by
              impairing that of the dead.           --Denham.
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     2. To use or employ to good purpose; to make productive; to
        turn to profitable account; to utilize; as, to improve
        one's time; to improve his means. --Shak.
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              We shall especially honor God by improving
              diligently the talents which God hath committed to
              us.                                   --Barrow.
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              A hint that I do not remember to have seen opened
              and improved.                         --Addison.
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              The court seldom fails to improve the opportunity.
                                                    --Blackstone.
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              How doth the little busy bee
              Improve each shining hour.            --I. Watts.
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              Those moments were diligently improved. --Gibbon.
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              True policy, as well as good faith, in my opinion,
              binds us to improve the occasion.     --Washington.
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     3. To advance or increase by use; to augment or add to; --
        said with reference to what is bad. [R.]
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              We all have, I fear, . . . not a little improved the
              wretched inheritance of our ancestors. --Bp.
                                                    Porteus.
  
     Syn: To better; meliorate; ameliorate; advance; heighten;
          mend; correct; rectify; amend; reform.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  improved \improved\ adj.
     1. advanced to a more desirable or valuable or excellent
        state. Opposite of unimproved. [Narrower terms: built,
        reinforced; cleared, tilled ; developed; {grade ;
        graded, graveled ] Also See: restored.
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     2. changed for the better; as, her improved behavior.
  
     Syn: amended.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  improved
      adj 1: made more desirable or valuable or profitable; especially
             made ready for use or marketing; "new houses are
             springing up on an improved tract of land near the
             river"; "an improved breed" [ant: unimproved]
      2: become or made better in quality; "was proud of his improved
         grades"; "an improved viewfinder"
      3: (of land) made ready for development or agriculture by
         clearing of trees and brush; "improved farmlands"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  40 Moby Thesaurus words for "improved":
     advanced, altered, ameliorated, beautified, better, bettered,
     changeable, changed, civilized, converted, cultivated, cultured,
     degenerate, developed, deviant, divergent, educated, embellished,
     enhanced, enriched, metamorphosed, metastasized, modified, mutant,
     perfected, polished, qualified, rebuilt, refined, reformed,
     renewed, revived, revolutionary, subversive, transfigured,
     transformed, translated, transmuted, unmitigated, worse
  
  

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