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Au·gust

 (ô′gəst)
n.
The eighth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar. See Table at calendar.

[Middle English, from Old English, from Latin (mēnsis) Augustus, (month) of Augustus, after Augustus.]

au·gust

 (ô-gŭst′)
adj.
Respected and dignified: the august presence of the monarch. See Synonyms at grand.

[Latin augustus; see aug- in Indo-European roots.]

au·gust′ly adv.
au·gust′ness n.

august

(ɔːˈɡʌst)
adj
1. dignified or imposing: an august presence.
2. of noble birth or high rank: an august lineage.
[C17: from Latin augustus; related to augēre to increase]
auˈgustly adv
auˈgustness n

August

(ˈɔːɡəst)
n
the eighth month of the year, consisting of 31 days
[Old English, from Latin, named after the emperor Augustus]

au•gust

(ɔˈgʌst)

adj.
1. inspiring reverence or admiration; of supreme dignity or grandeur; majestic.
2. venerable; eminent: an august personage.
[1655–65; < Latin augustus sacred, grand, akin to augēre to increase. See eke1]
au•gust′ly, adv.
au•gust′ness, n.

Au•gust

(ˈɔ gəst)

n.
the eighth month of the year, containing 31 days. Abbr.: Aug.
[before 1100; Middle English, Old English Agustus < Latin Augustus (after Augustus Caesar)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.august - the month following July and preceding SeptemberAugust - the month following July and preceding September
Gregorian calendar, New Style calendar - the solar calendar now in general use, introduced by Gregory XIII in 1582 to correct an error in the Julian calendar by suppressing 10 days, making Oct 5 be called Oct 15, and providing that only centenary years divisible by 400 should be leap years; it was adopted by Great Britain and the American colonies in 1752
Assumption of Mary, August 15, Assumption - celebration in the Roman Catholic Church of the Virgin Mary's being taken up into heaven when her earthly life ended; corresponds to the Dormition in the Eastern Orthodox Church
Dormition, Feast of Dormition - celebration in the Eastern Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary's being taken up into heaven when her earthly life ended; corresponds to the Assumption in the Roman Catholic Church and is also celebrated on August 15th
Gregorian calendar month - a month in the Gregorian calendar
mid-August - the middle part of August
Adj.1.august - of or befitting a lordaugust - of or befitting a lord; "heir to a lordly fortune"; "of august lineage"
noble - of or belonging to or constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times; "of noble birth"
2.august - profoundly honoredaugust - profoundly honored; "revered holy men"
honourable, honorable - worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect; "an honorable man"; "led an honorable life"; "honorable service to his country"

august

august

adjective
1. Large and impressive in size, scope, or extent:
2. Raised to or occupying a high position or rank:
Translations
Augustus
أُغُسْطُسجَليل، مُهيبشَهْر آب
август
agost
srpenvznešený
Augustærværdig
aŭgusto
august
elokuu
अगस्त
kolovoz
augusztusmagasztos
Agustus
ágústgöfuglegur, virîulegur
八月
8월팔월
augustus
didingasprakilnusrugpjūtis
augustscēlsdižens
august
august
avgustavgúst
август
augusti
เดือนสิงหาคม
серпень
اگست
tháng Tám

August

[ˈɔːgəst] Nagosto m
see July for usage

august

[ɔːˈgʌst] ADJ (frm) → augusto

August

[ˈɔːgəst] naoût m
in August → en août
see also July

august

[ɔːˈgʌst] adj (formal)auguste (formal)Auld Lang Syne [ˌɔːldlæŋˈsaɪn] n "Le temps jadis" ; chanson écossaise que l'on entonne sur le coup de minuit le soir de la Saint-Sylvestre.

August

nAugust m ? also September

august

adjilluster; occasion, spectacleerhaben

August

[ˈɔːgəst] nagosto
see also July

august

[ɔːˈgʌst] adj (frm) → augusto/a

August

(ˈoːgəst) noun
the eighth month of the year.

august

(oːˈgast) adjective
full of nobility and dignity.

august

أُغُسْطُس srpen august August Αύγουστος agosto elokuu août kolovoz agosto 八月 8월 augustus august sierpień agosto август augusti เดือนสิงหาคม Ağustos tháng Tám 八月
References in classic literature ?
He returned in the month of August to Kouka; from there he successively traversed the Mandara, Barghimi, and Klanem countries, and reached his extreme limit in the east, the town of Masena, situated at seventeen degrees twenty minutes west longitude.
However, I was so enamoured of this place, that I spent much of my time there for the whole of the remaining part of the month of July; and though upon second thoughts, I resolved not to remove, yet I built me a little kind of a bower, and surrounded it at a distance with a strong fence, being a double hedge, as high as I could reach, well staked and filled between with brushwood; and here I lay very secure, sometimes two or three nights together; always going over it with a ladder; so that I fancied now I had my country house and my sea- coast house; and this work took me up to the beginning of August.
The two parties came together two or three days afterwards, on the 4th of August, after having passed through the gap of the Littlehorn Mountain.
About the 15th of August the vapors ejected had sensibly diminished in intensity and thickness.
The weather had been somewhat sultry, but not to any degree uncommon in the month of August.
On the twenty-second of August, early in the day, they came upon the trail of a numerous band.
If Napoleon the First had stood in the shoes of Louis XVI that day, instead of being merely a casual and unknown looker-on, there would be no Lion of Lucerne, now, but there would be a well-stocked Communist graveyard in Paris which would answer just as well to remember the 10th of August by.
That same August the Emperor was thrown from his caleche, injured his leg, and remained three weeks at Peterhof, receiving Speranski every day and no one else.
Irving, Paul and Charlotta the Fourth came "home" for July and August.
On the twenty-eighth of August, at the hour of midnight, and if the moon is shining--the moon must be shining--a spirit that has haunted these shores for ages rises up from the Gulf.
In The Ambitious Guest he has made use of the incident still told to travellers through the Notch, of the destruction of the Willey family in August, 1826.
When Claude and Quasimodo went out together, which frequently happened, and when they were seen traversing in company, the valet behind the master, the cold, narrow, and gloomy streets of the block of Notre-Dame, more than one evil word, more than one ironical quaver, more than one insulting jest greeted them on their way, unless Claude Frollo, which was rarely the case, walked with head upright and raised, showing his severe and almost august brow to the dumbfounded jeerers.