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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  I  love  not  to  improve  the  honor  of  the  living  by 
  impairing  that  of  the  dead.  --Denham. 
 
  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. 
 
  We  shall  especially  honor  God  by  improving 
  diligently  the  talents  which  God  hath  committed  to 
  us  --Barrow. 
 
  A  hint  that  I  do  not  remember  to  have  seen  opened 
  and  improved.  --Addison. 
 
  The  court  seldom  fails  to  improve  the  oppotunity. 
  --Blackstone. 
 
  How  doth  the  little  busy  bee  Improve  each  shining 
  hour.  --I.  Watts. 
 
  Those  moments  were  diligently  improved.  --Gibbon. 
 
  True  policy,  as  well  as  good  faith,  in  my  opinion, 
  binds  us  to  improve  the  occasion.  --Washington. 
 
  3.  To  advance  or  increase  by  use  to  augment  or  add  to  -- 
  said  with  reference  to  what  is  bad  [R.] 
 
  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;  recify;  amend;  reform. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Improving  \Im*prov"ing\,  a. 
  Tending  to  improve,  beneficial;  growing  better.  -- 
  {Im*prov"ing*ly},  adv 
 
  {Improving  lease}  (Scots  Law),  an  extend  lease  to  induce  the 
  tenant  to  make  improvements  on  the  premises. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  improving 
  adj  :  getting  higher  or  more  vigorous;  "its  an  up  market";  "an 
  improving  economy"  [syn:  {up}] 




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