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August definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

AUGUST', a. [L. augustus. The first syllable of this word is probably from the root of augeo, or of awe.]
Grand; magnificent; majestic; impressing awe; inspiring reverence.
The Trojan chief appeared, august in visage.
It is related that this epithet was first conferred by the Roman senate upon Octavius, after confirming him in the sovereign power.
AU'GUST, n. 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 the Emperor Octavius Augustus, on account of his victories, and his entering on his first consulate in that month.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: of or befitting a lord; "heir to a lordly fortune"; "of august lineage" [syn: august, grand, lordly]
2: profoundly honored; "revered holy men" [syn: august, revered, venerable] n
1: the month following July and preceding September [syn: August, Aug]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Latin augustus; akin to Latin augur Date: 1581 marked by majestic dignity or grandeur <her august lineage> augustly adverb augustness noun

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English, from Latin Augustus, from Augustus Caesar Date: before 12th century the eighth month of the Gregorian calendar

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. the eighth month of the year. Etymology: OE f. L Augustus Caesar, the first Roman emperor

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. inspiring reverence and admiration; venerable, impressive. Derivatives: augustly adv. augustness n. Etymology: F auguste or L augustus consecrated, venerable

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

August 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

August Au"gust, n. [L. Augustus. See note below, and August, a.] 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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Someone or something that is august is dignified and impressive. (FORMAL) ...the august surroundings of the Liberal Club. = imposing ADJ: usu ADJ n

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(Augusts) August is the eighth month of the year in the Western calendar. The world premiere took place in August 1956... The trial will resume on August the twenty-second... This August has been the wettest for four years. N-VAR

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Imposing, awful, awe-inspiring, solemn, venerable, majestic, stately, grand, regal, kingly, noble, dignified, princely.

Moby Thesaurus

aristocratic, awe-inspiring, awesome, awful, baronial, courtly, dignified, distinguished, dreadful, elevated, eminent, estimable, exalted, famous, fearful, glorious, godlike, grand, grandiose, grave, heroic, high, honorable, imposing, impressive, kingly, lauded, lofty, lordly, magisterial, magnanimous, magnificent, majestic, moving, noble, overwhelming, princely, prominent, queenly, regal, renowned, reverend, royal, sedate, soaring, sober, solemn, splendid, stately, statuesque, striking, sublime, superb, time-honored, towering, venerable, worshipful, worthy



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