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Meaning of AUGUST

Pronunciation:  o'gust, 'ogust

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the month following July and preceding September
  2. [adj]  profoundly honored; "revered holy men"
  3. [adj]  of or befitting a lord; "heir to a lordly fortune"; "of august lineage"

AUGUST is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: Aug, grand, honorable, honourable, lordly, noble, revered, venerable
 See Also: Assumption, Assumption of Mary, August 15, Gregorian calendar, Gregorian calendar month, mid-August, New Style, summer, summertime



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Au*gust"\, a. [L. augustus; cf. augere to increase; in
    the language of religion, to honor by offerings: cf. F.
    auguste. See {Augment}.]
    Of a quality inspiring mingled admiration and reverence;
    having an aspect of solemn dignity or grandeur; sublime;
    majestic; having exalted birth, character, state, or
    authority. ``Forms august.'' --Pope. ``August in visage.''
    --Dryden. ``To shed that august blood.'' --Macaulay.
          So beautiful and so august a spectacle.  --Burke.
          To mingle with a body so august.         --Byron.
    Syn: Grand; magnificent; majestic; solemn; awful; noble;
         stately; dignified; imposing.
  2. \Au"gust\, n. [L. Augustus. See note below, and {August},
    The eighth month of the year, containing thirty-one days.
    Note: The old Roman name was Sextilis, the sixth month from
          March, the month in which the primitive Romans, as well
          as Jews, began the year. The name was changed to August
          in honor of Augustus C[ae]sar, the first emperor of
          Rome, on account of his victories, and his entering on
          his first consulate in that month.
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