What does increase mean?

Definitions for increase
ɪnˈkris; ˈɪn krisin·crease

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. increase(noun)

    a change resulting in an increase

    "the increase is scheduled for next month"

  3. 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"

  4. increase, increment(noun)

    the amount by which something increases

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

  5. increase, step-up(verb)

    the act of increasing something

    "he gave me an increase in salary"

  6. increase(verb)

    become bigger or greater in amount

    "The amount of work increased"

  7. increase(verb)

    make bigger or more

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

Wiktionary

  1. increase(Noun)

    An amount by which a quantity is increased.

  2. increase(Noun)

    For a quantity, the act or process of becoming larger

  3. increase(Verb)

    to become larger.

  4. increase(Verb)

    To make (a quantity) larger.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Increase(verb)

    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. Increase(verb)

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

  3. Increase(verb)

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

  4. Increase(verb)

    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. Increase(verb)

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

  6. Increase(verb)

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

  7. Increase(verb)

    progeny; issue; offspring

  8. Increase(verb)

    generation

  9. Increase(verb)

    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

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How to say increase in sign language?

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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. Bill Gross:

    A 30-year Treasury at 2.5 percent can wipe out your annual income in one day with a 10 basis point increase.

  2. Lawrence Yun:

    As home prices increase, both too quickly and too significantly, first-time buyers will increasingly face difficulty in coming up with a down payment, transforming raw land into developable lots and new supply are clearly needed to help tame the home price growth.

  3. Donald Trump:

    With the deployment of the commercial labs, we literally -- we literally are going to see a dramatic increase in the available -- availability of testing, and that's all a direct result of the President's leadership.

  4. Michael Gerber:

    This modest increase in leverage still holds BDCs to a very low conservative use of leverage relative to other lenders in the capital markets but would permit BDCs to better meet the demand of middle market firms.

  5. The Commission:

    The EU will ensure that the increase in financial investment is supported by efficient decision-making so that all EU space activities are rolled out on time and on budget.

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