(noun, verb)


1. a quantity that is added

Similar word(s): addition, gain

Definition categories: quantity

2. a change resulting in an increase

- the increase is scheduled for next month

Definition categories: event, alteration, change, modification

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

- the increase in unemployment

Similar word(s): growth, increment

Definition categories: process

4. the amount by which something increases

- they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare

Similar word(s): increment

Definition categories: attribute, amount

5. the act of increasing something

- he gave me an increase in salary

Definition categories: act


1. become bigger or greater in amount

- The amount of work increased

Definition categories: change

2. make bigger or more

- The boss finally increased her salary

- The university increased the number of students it admitted

Definition categories: change, alter, modify

Sentences with increase as a verb:

- The Moon increases.