addition, increase, gain(noun)
a quantity that is added
"there was an addition to property taxes this year"; "they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks"
a change resulting in an increase
"the increase is scheduled for next month"
increase, increment, growth(noun)
a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important
"the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population"
the amount by which something increases
"they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare"
the act of increasing something
"he gave me an increase in salary"
become bigger or greater in amount
"The amount of work increased"
make bigger or more
"The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted"
An amount by which a quantity is increased.
For a quantity, the act or process of becoming larger
to become larger.
To make (a quantity) larger.
to become greater or more in size, quantity, number, degree, value, intensity, power, authority, reputation, wealth; to grow; to augment; to advance; -- opposed to decrease
to multiply by the production of young; to be fertile, fruitful, or prolific
to become more nearly full; to show more of the surface; to wax; as, the moon increases
to augment or make greater in bulk, quantity, extent, value, or amount, etc.; to add to; to extend; to lengthen; to enhance; to aggravate; as, to increase one's possessions, influence
addition or enlargement in size, extent, quantity, number, intensity, value, substance, etc.; augmentation; growth
that which is added to the original stock by augmentation or growth; produce; profit; interest
progeny; issue; offspring
the period of increasing light, or luminous phase; the waxing; -- said of the moon
In knitting, an increase is the creation of one or more new stitches, which may be done by various methods with distinctive looks.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-krēs′, v.i. to grow in size: to become greater: to advance.—v.t. to make greater: to advance: to extend: to aggravate.—adj. Increas′able.—ns. Increas′ableness; In′crease, growth: addition to the original stock: profit: produce: progeny.—adj. Increase′ful (Shak.), abundant of produce.—adv. Increas′ingly, in the way of increase. [M. E. incresen—en (L. in), and O. Fr. creisser, croistre—L. crescĕre, to grow.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'increase' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1053
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'increase' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1259
Rank popularity for the word 'increase' in Nouns Frequency: #371
Rank popularity for the word 'increase' in Verbs Frequency: #120
The numerical value of increase in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of increase in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
When you increase the number of gardens, you increase the number of heavens too!
We expect the decrease in price to be quite persistent, we expect some return, some increase, but surely not an increase back to levels where we were, say, six months ago.
Let the cats rule the world; first thing they will do is to increase the number of mousetraps! Let the rats rule the world; first thing they will do is to increase the number of dogs!
Even in the most charitable light (the Labour proposal) is going to increase risk, increase uncertainty, increase volatility and, as night follows day, (mean) higher prices for consumer.
The shortest and surest way to live with honour in the world, is to be in reality what we would appear to be and if we observe, we shall find, that all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice of them.
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