What does the word increase mean?

Usage examples for increase

  1. Alternately walking and riding, he found his strength increase as he went on; and his sorrow continued to be that of a cloudy summer day, nor was ever, so long as the journey lasted, again that of the fierce wintry tempest. – Warlock o' Glenwarlock by George MacDonald
  2. That will build confidence and increase trade. – Analyzing Character by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
  3. In either case they should begin with a comparatively short distance, say of three feet, between partners, and gradually increase the distance. – Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium by Jessie H. Bancroft