Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Augment (Page: 101)

Aug*ment" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Augmented; p. pr. & vb. n. Augmenting.] [L. augmentare, fr. augmentum an increase, fr. augere to increase; perh. akin to Gr. , , E. wax, v., and eke, v.: cf. F. augmenter.]

1. To enlarge or increase in size, amount, or degree; to swell; to make bigger; as, to augment an army by reëforcements; rain augments a stream; impatience augments an evil.

But their spite still serves His glory to augment. Milton.

2. (Gram.) To add an augment to.


Augment (Page: 101)

Aug*ment", v. i. To increase; to grow larger, stronger, or more intense; as, a stream augments by rain.


Augment (Page: 101)

Aug"ment (?), n. [L. augmentum: cf. F. augment.]

1. Enlargement by addition; increase.

2. (Gram.) A vowel prefixed, or a lengthening of the initial vowel, to mark past time, as in Greek and Sanskrit verbs. &hand; In Greek, the syllabic augment is a prefixed , forming an intial syllable; the temporal augment is an increase of the quantity (time) of an initial vowel, as by changing to .