Definition of August

1. Noun. The month following July and preceding September.


2. Adjective. Of or befitting a lord. "Of august lineage"
Exact synonyms: Grand, Lordly
Similar to: Noble
Derivative terms: Lord, Lordliness

3. Adjective. Profoundly honored. "Revered holy men"
Exact synonyms: Revered, Venerable
Similar to: Honorable, Honourable
Derivative terms: Venerability, Venerableness

Definition of August

1. a. 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.

2. n. The eighth month of the year, containing thirty-one days.

Definition of August

1. Proper noun. The eighth month of the Gregorian calendar, following July and preceding September. Abbreviation: '''Aug''' or '''Aug.''' ¹

2. Proper noun. (given name male from=Latin), variant of Augustus borrowed from continental Europe. ¹

3. Proper noun. (English female given name) derived from the month (rare modern usage). ¹

4. Adjective. Noble, venerable, majestic, awe-inspiring, often of the highest social class (qualifier sometimes used ironically). ¹

5. Adjective. Of noble birth. ¹

6. Verb. To make ripe ¹

7. Verb. To bring to realisation ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of August

1. inspiring reverence or admiration [adj -GUSTER, -GUSTEST] : AUGUSTLY [adv]

Medical Definition of August

1. 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." . "August in visage." . "To shed that august blood." . "So beautiful and so august a spectacle." (Burke) "To mingle with a body so august." (Byron) Synonym: Grand, magnificent, majestic, solemn, awful, noble, stately, dignified, imposing. Origin: L. Augustus; cf. Augere to increase; in the language of religion, to honor by offerings: cf. F. Auguste. See Augment. The eighth month of the year, containing thirty-one days. 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 Caesar, the first emperor of Rome, on account of his victories, and his entering on his first consulate in that month. Origin: L. Augustus. See note below, and August. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of August

augnathus
augur
augural
auguration
augured
augurer
augurers
augurial
auguries
auguring
augurous
augurs
augurship
augurships
augury
augustan
auguste
auguster
augustes
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augustinian
augustly
augustness
augustnesses
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auk
auklet
auklets
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Literary usage of August

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"Quaternary geology of Angermanland and Jamtland, august 9-17. ... The Archean rocks of middle Sweden, august 26 to September 4. ..."

2. The Literary Digest History of the World War: Compiled from Original and (1919)
"It was not until august 23, five days after the start from Liege, and twenty-two ... 'When France declared war on the evening of august, General Joffre had ..."

3. Memoirs of the History of France During the Reign of Napoleon by Napoleon, Gaspard Gourgaud, Charles Jean Tristan Montholon (1823)
"March of the Army of the Rhine from the Necker to the Lech; battle of Neresheim (august 11); position occupied on the 23d of august.—VIII. ..."

4. A Twelvemonth's Residence in the West Indies: During the Transition from by Richard Robert Madden (1835)
"SIR, •Kingston, august 6, 1834. Events that have been long anticipated are ... < From the day the Abolition Bill was passed, the first of august was looked ..."

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