What does increase mean?

Definitions for increase
ɪnˈkris; ˈɪn krisin·crease

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word increase.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. addition, increase, gainnoun

    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"

  2. increasenoun

    a change resulting in an increase

    "the increase is scheduled for next month"

  3. increase, increment, growthnoun

    a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important

    "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population"

  4. increase, incrementnoun

    the amount by which something increases

    "they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare"

  5. increase, step-upverb

    the act of increasing something

    "he gave me an increase in salary"

  6. increaseverb

    become bigger or greater in amount

    "The amount of work increased"

  7. increaseverb

    make bigger or more

    "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted"

Wiktionary

  1. increasenoun

    An amount by which a quantity is increased.

  2. increasenoun

    For a quantity, the act or process of becoming larger

  3. increaseverb

    to become larger.

  4. increaseverb

    To make (a quantity) larger.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Increaseverb

    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

  2. Increaseverb

    to multiply by the production of young; to be fertile, fruitful, or prolific

  3. Increaseverb

    to become more nearly full; to show more of the surface; to wax; as, the moon increases

  4. Increaseverb

    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

  5. Increaseverb

    addition or enlargement in size, extent, quantity, number, intensity, value, substance, etc.; augmentation; growth

  6. Increaseverb

    that which is added to the original stock by augmentation or growth; produce; profit; interest

  7. Increaseverb

    progeny; issue; offspring

  8. Increaseverb

    generation

  9. Increaseverb

    the period of increasing light, or luminous phase; the waxing; -- said of the moon

Freebase

  1. Increase

    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

  1. Increase

    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. incresenen (L. in), and O. Fr. creisser, croistre—L. crescĕre, to grow.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'increase' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1053

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'increase' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1259

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'increase' in Nouns Frequency: #371

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'increase' in Verbs Frequency: #120

How to pronounce increase?

How to say increase in sign language?

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of increase in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of increase in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of increase in a Sentence

  1. James Aldrete:

    If Matt Mackowiak increase people's economic security in non-college communities of color, we can increase turnout.

  2. Roger Wicker:

    Senate Republicans have a targeted and responsible infrastructure plan, if the President will work with us, infrastructure is something we can and should be able to do in a bipartisan way. What there isn't any appetite for in our conference is a tax increase on job creators.

  3. Zep Lee:

    Definitely, we will continue to enlarge our fleet and increase our number of aircraft in the future, growth in the number of our self-owned aircraft will be in the double-digits next year.

  4. Robert Garcia:

    With the situation in the South China Sea right now, it looks like the presence of foreign troops will increase in coming months.

  5. Ric Spooner:

    Certainly ($50) is a psychological barrier. There is a momentum, people will try and push it up over that, (From a) practical point of view will there or will there not be a sustainable increase above $50? At the $50-$55 range there has got to be a good chance of seeing the peak.

Popularity rank by frequency of use

increase#1#985#10000

Translations for increase

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for increase »

Translation

Find a translation for the increase definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these increase definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "increase." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 27 May 2022. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/increase>.

    Are we missing a good definition for increase? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    lacking in nutritive value
    • A. jejune
    • B. usurious
    • C. valetudinarian
    • D. currish

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for increase: