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, 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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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. Sally Quinn:

    O'Reilly is an entertainer and everything he does is totally subjective, including his memories, to attack him is simply to increase his ratings and the sales of his phenomenally popular books. Lighten up, everybody.

  2. Orrin Hatch:

    I prefer not to increase taxes, but to me that's a user fee. People who use the highways ought to pay for them. And that's a small price to pay to have the best highway system in the world.

  3. Patrick Njoroge:

    There's an increase in let's say financial-type institutions that are taking advantage of our population, in a sense what has happened is there is an opportunity by some predators and they are preying on our population.

  4. Russian President Vladimir Putin:

    Russia not only prevented the increase of greenhouse emissions, it has reduced them.

  5. Phil Seymour:

    If you increase capacity too much because you've overestimated that demand shift, you just create a price war.

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