[im-proov-muh nt] /ɪmˈpruv mənt/
an act of or the state of being .
a change or addition by which a thing is .
a person or thing that represents an advance on another in excellence or achievement:
The new landlord is a great improvement over his greedy predecessor.
a bringing into a more valuable or desirable condition, as of land or real property; betterment.
something done or added to real property that increases its value.
profitable use, as of a period of time.
the act of improving or the state of being improved
something that improves, esp an addition or alteration
alteration of the structure, fixtures, fittings, or decor of a building without changing its function Compare conversion (sense 9)
(usually pl) (Austral & NZ) a building or other works on a piece of land, adding to its value
mid-15c., enprowment “management of something for profit,” from Anglo-French emprowement, from emprouwer “turn to profit” (see improve). Meaning “betterment; amelioration” is from 1640s. Meaning “buildings, etc. on a piece of property” is from 1773. Related: Improvements.
[im-proo-ver] /ɪmˈpru vər/ noun 1. a person or thing that . 2. a substance or agent added to a food, especially as a preservative.
[im-prov-i-duh nt] /ɪmˈprɒv ɪ dənt/ adjective 1. not ; lacking foresight; incautious; unwary. 2. neglecting to provide for future needs. /ɪmˈprɒvɪdənt/ adjective 1. not provident; thriftless, imprudent, or prodigal 2. heedless or incautious; rash n. “lack of foresight, rashness,” mid-15c., from Latin improvidentia, from assimilated form of in- “not” (see in- (1)) + providentia (see […]
[im-prov-i-duh nt] /ɪmˈprɒv ɪ dənt/ adjective 1. not ; lacking foresight; incautious; unwary. 2. neglecting to provide for future needs. /ɪmˈprɒvɪdənt/ adjective 1. not provident; thriftless, imprudent, or prodigal 2. heedless or incautious; rash adj. 1510s, from im- “not” + provident. It retains a stronger connection with the “provide” aspect of Latin providere. Related: Improvidently.
[im-proov] /ɪmˈpruv/ verb (used with object), improved, improving. 1. to bring into a more desirable or excellent condition: He took vitamins to improve his health. 2. to make (land) more useful, profitable, or valuable by enclosure, cultivation, etc. 3. to increase the value of (real property) by betterments, as the construction of buildings and sewers. […]