verb (used with object), im·proved, im·prov·ing.
verb (used without object), im·proved, im·prov·ing.
Origin of improve
Examples from the Web for improved
Their authors promise that your spirit will be improved, your ambition honed, and your finances maximized by their advice.
We can also begin to plan our wardrobes to match our new and improved selves.
When any design is created, shared and improved freely amongst all, it is open source.
We still have a long way to go, but it has improved dramatically since the post Vietnam syndrome when Vets were spit on.
Tourism has built my confidence [and] improved my interpersonal skills.
It was ten o'clock before Dan began to get better; but from that time he improved rapidly.The Story Girl|Lucy Maud Montgomery
In this way, the best are selected and made to transmit to their offspring their improved condition.
Canon Ainger has declared positively that "Conversation might be improved if only people would take pains and have a few lessons."Conversation|Mary Greer Conklin
It has been improved by the introduction of large manufacturing establishments.Fifty Years In The Northwest|William Henry Carman Folsom
There are few better breeds, perhaps, than the improved Suffolk—that is, the Suffolk crossed with the Chinese.Sheep, Swine, and Poultry|Robert Jennings
British Dictionary definitions for improved
Word Origin for improve
Word Origin and History for improved
late 15c., "to use to one's profit, to increase (income)," from Anglo-French emprouwer "to turn to profit" (late 13c.), from Old French en-, causative prefix, + prou "profit," from Latin prode "advantageous" (see proud). Spelling with -v- was rare before 17c. Meaning "to raise to a better quality or condition" first recorded 1610s. Phrase improve the occasion retains the etymological sense. Meaning "to turn land to profit" (by clearing it, erecting buildings, etc.) was in Anglo-French (13c.) and was retained in the American colonies.