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augment definition

Overview

Here on this page are 11 definitions of augment in English, Catalan, Valencian, and French. Augment is a verb and noun. Examples of how to use augment in a sentence are given. The following 25 related words and terms are also defined: increase, large, supplement, grow, greater, music, slow, tempo, meter, interval, triad, step, chromatic, semitone, grammar, Indo-European, prefix, past tense, Bantu, rise, rising, widow, inherit, Middle French and augment.

English augment definition

Etymology

From Middle English, borrowed from Old French augmenter, from Late Latin augmentare (to increase), from Latin augmentum (an increase, growth), from augere (to increase).

Pronunciation

Verb

augment (third-person singular simple present augments, present participle augmenting, simple past and past participle augmented)

  1. (transitive) To increase; to make larger or supplement.
    The money from renting out a spare room can augment a salary.
  2. (intransitive, reflexive) To grow; to increase; to become greater.
  3. (music) To slow the tempo or meter, e.g. for a dramatic or stately passage.
    • Meter definition
      (always meter) A device that measures things. (1 of 8 meter definitions)
  4. (music) To increase an interval, especially the largest interval in a triad, by a half step (chromatic semitone).
    • Step definition
      An advance or movement made from one foot to the other; a pace. (1 of 18 step definitions)
  5. (grammar, transitive) To add an augment to.

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Noun

augment (plural augments)

  1. (grammar) In some Indo-European languages, a prefix e- (a- in Sanskrit) indicating a past tense of a verb.
  2. (grammar) In some Bantu languages, an additional vowel prepended to the noun prefix.
    • Bantu definition
      A member of any of the African ethnic groups that speak a Bantu language. (1 of 3 Bantu definitions)
  3. An increase.

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Catalan augment definition

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin augmentum.

Noun

augment m (plural augments)

  1. increase, rise, rising
    • Rise definition
      To move, or appear to move, physically upwards relative to the ground.
      1. To move upwards. (1 of 27 rise definitions)

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French augment definition

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin augmentum.

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Noun

augment m (plural augments)

  1. (medieval law) part of the estates which the widow could inherit
    • Est aussi conclud et accordé qu'au lieu de douaire dont l'on a accoustumé d'user en France, ladite dame Elisabeth aura pour augment le dot dudit mariage selon l'usage des pais du roy d'Espagne, 166,666 escus d'or sol deux tiers. (marriage contract of the prince of Spain and Ms Elisabeth of France) note: this quote is in Middle French.
    • Inherit definition
      To take possession of as a right (especially in Biblical translations). (1 of 8 inherit definitions)
    • Middle French definition
      A historical division of the French language, spoken roughly from 1340 to 1610, during which French became established as the official language of France.
  2. (grammar) augment
    L'augment syllabique consiste en l’addition d’une syllabe ; l'augment temporel, dans le changement d’une brève en longue.

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