better known as

used when someone has two names and you are introducing the more familiar one

Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known as Lenin


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • better-known — etter known adj. prenom. more familiar or renowned than the other of two. Antonym of {lesser known}. the {better known} book of the two Syn: better known(predicate). [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • better known as — phrase used when someone has two names and you are introducing the more familiar one Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known as Lenin Thesaurus: relating to names and the process of naminghyponym Main entry: better …   Useful english dictionary

  • better-known — adjective more familiar or renowned than the other of two the better known book of the two • Similar to: ↑known …   Useful english dictionary

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  • better*/*/*/ — [ˈbetə] grammar word summary: Better can be: ■ an adjective: a better method of teaching languages ■ an adverb: Our opponents played better than we did. ■ a noun: There has been a change for the better. 1) the comparative form of ‘good and ‘well …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • better — bet|ter1 W1S1 [ˈbetə US ər] adj [: Old English; Origin: betera] 1.) [comparative of good] more useful, interesting, satisfactory, effective, suitable etc ≠ ↑worse ▪ Your stereo is better than mine. ▪ a better job with a better salary ▪ There must …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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