- augment used once.
- Bible Reference: Numbers 32:14
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
- H5595 Used 1 time
AUGMENT', verb transitive [Latin augmento, augmentum, from augeo, auxi, to increase; Gr. It seems to be the Eng. to wax, or to eke.]
1. To increase; to enlarge in size or extent; to swell; to make bigger; as, to augment an army, by reinforcement; rain augments a stream.
2. To increase or swell the degree, amount or magnitude; as, impatience augments an evil.
AUGMENT', verb intransitive To increase; to grow larger; as, a stream augments by rain.
1. Increase; enlargement by addition; state of increase.
2. In philology, a syllable prefixed to a word; or an increase of the quantity of the initial vowel.
AUGMENT'ABLE, adjective That may be increased; capable of augmentation.
1. The act of increasing, or making larger, by addition, expansion, or dilatation.
2. The state of being increased or enlarged.
3. The thing added by which a thing is enlarged.
4. In music, a doubling the value of the notes of the subject of a fugue or canon.
Augmentation Court, in England, a court erected by 27 Hen. VIII., to augment the revenues of the crown, by the suppression of monasteries. It was long ago dissolved.
In heraldry, augmentation consists in additional charges to a coat-armor, often as marks of honor, borne on the escutcheon or a canton.
AUGMENT'ATIVE, adjective Having the quality or power of augmenting.
AUGMENT'ER, noun He that augments.
AUGMENT'ING, participle present tense Increasing; enlarging.