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

How to pronounce increase?

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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. Adam Fleck:

    While SAM's long-term growth rate will inevitably decline, the company should grow its top line faster than the typical beverage company and also has quite a bit of room to increase its profitability over time.

  2. Wallace Tyner:

    Gasoline prices have dropped around 30 percent, while incomes have gone up no more than 3 percent, thus, the drop in gasoline price over this period likely has been about as important as the increase in income.

  3. Fabrice Bregier:

    A stretch is feasible at marginal cost, but it depends on our market appreciation and so far the challenge is to convince new airlines that they can profitably increase their market share with an aircraft which is, it's true, much bigger than what they are used to fly.

  4. Li Keqiang:

    Trade war is never a solution, china would never start a trade war but if any party resorts to an increase of tariffs, then China will take measures in response to protect development interests.

  5. Shekhar Saxena:

    In general, countries that are facing serious socio-economic challenges are at a higher risk of having mental health problems within their communities, the rate of depression and the rate of suicide actually do increase significantly for countries that are suffering from economic downturn. These are precious loss of life which a country should protect by maintaining the mental health care that is due to these people during these times of stress.

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