Definitions for increase
ɪnˈkris; ˈɪn krisin·crease
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word increase.
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"
a change resulting in an increase
"the increase is scheduled for next month"
increase, increment, growthnoun
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from the verb.
For three years he liv'd with large increase
In arms of honour, and esteem in peace. Dryden.
Hail, bards triumphant! born in happier days,
Whose honours with increase of ages grow,
As streams roll down, enlarging as they flow. Alexander Pope.
As Hesiod sings, spread waters o'er thy field,
And a most just and glad increase 'twill yield. John Denham.
Those grains which grew produced an increase beyond expectation. John Mortimer, Husbandry.
Into her womb convey sterility;
Dry up in her the organs of increase,
And from her derogate body never spring a babe. William Shakespeare.
Him young Thoasa bore, the bright increase
Of Phorcys. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.
Seeds, hair, nails, hedges and herbs, will grow soonest, if set or cut in the increase of the moon. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist.
To make more or greater.
He hath increased in Judah mourning and lamentation. Sam.
I will increase the famine, and break your staff of bread. Ezek. v. 16.
I will increase them with men like a flock. Ezek. xxxvi.
Hye thee from this slaughter-house,
Lest thou increase the number of the dead. William Shakespeare, R. III.
Fishes are more numerous or increasing than beasts or birds, as appears by their numerous spawn. Matthew Hale.
It serves to increase that treasure, or to preserve it. William Temple.
To grow more in number, or greater in bulk; to advance in quantity or value, or in any quality capable of being more or less.
Etymology: in and cresco, Lat.
Hear and observe to do it, that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily. Deutr. vi. 3.
Profane and vain babbling will increase unto ungodliness. 2 Tim. ii. 16.
From fifty to threescore he loses not much in fancy, and judgment, the effect of observation, still increases. Dryden.
Henry, in knots, involving Emma's name
Upon this tree; and, as the tender mark,
Grew with the year, and widen'd with the bark:
Venus had heard the virgin's soft address,
That as the wound the passion might increase. Matthew Prior.
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.]
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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
If we relax our adherence to the rules we increase the risk for others.
As arrivals increase, the reception capacity and conditions remain seriously inadequate, this is a regional problem that needs a regional response and regional solidarity.
Compared with the Autumn, when I was voting for an increase in Bank Rate, the fall in oil prices has certainly provided some unexpected breathing space. It is, however, at present no more than that.
The secretary expressed grave concern about the sharp increase in separatist attacks in Eastern Ukraine, and urged an immediate ceasefire and full implementation of Minsk obligations.
People are going to be wondering about the Fed and whether a possible rate increase has been discounted by the market already.
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