What does August mean?

Definitions for August
ˈɔ gəstAu·gust

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. August, Aug(adj)

    the month following July and preceding September

  2. august, grand, lordly(adj)

    of or befitting a lord

    "heir to a lordly fortune"; "of august lineage"

  3. august, revered, venerable(adj)

    profoundly honored

    "revered holy men"

Wiktionary

  1. August(ProperNoun)

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

    Etymology: From augustus.

  2. August(ProperNoun)

    derived from the month (rare modern usage).

    Etymology: From augustus.

  3. August(ProperNoun)

    Etymology: Early Middle English August(us), re-Latinized from Old English Agustus, from Late Latin Agustus, from Latin augustus ("month of August") , from the agnomen Augustus ("venerable") of Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus, possibly from either Old Latin *augos, increase, from Proto-Indo-European base *aug- ("to increase") ; or Latin avis ("bird") , referring to divination by observing bird flights, singing, feeding or entrails, from Proto-Indo-European *awi-, bird; + Latin garrire ("to chatter") , from Proto-Indo-European base *gar-/*ger-, to cry, of imitative origin

  4. August(ProperNoun)

    The eighth month of the Roman, Julian, and Gregorian calendars, following July and preceding September.

    The day was cool and snappy for August, and the Rise all green with a lavish nature. Now we plunged into a deep shade with the boughs lacing each other overhead, and crossed dainty, rustic bridges over the cold trout-streams, the boards giving back the clatter of our horses' feet: .

    Etymology: Early Middle English August(us), re-Latinized from Old English Agustus, from Late Latin Agustus, from Latin augustus ("month of August") , from the agnomen Augustus ("venerable") of Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus, possibly from either Old Latin *augos, increase, from Proto-Indo-European base *aug- ("to increase") ; or Latin avis ("bird") , referring to divination by observing bird flights, singing, feeding or entrails, from Proto-Indo-European *awi-, bird; + Latin garrire ("to chatter") , from Proto-Indo-European base *gar-/*ger-, to cry, of imitative origin

  5. August(ProperNoun)

    A female given name from English derived from the month.

    August, Charis named her, because that's when she was born. Warm breezes, baby powder, languorous heat, the smell of mown hay. Such a soft name. Too soft for her daughter, who has added an a. Augusta, she is now — a very different resonance. Marble statues, Roman noses, tight-lipped commanding mouths.

    Etymology: Early Middle English August(us), re-Latinized from Old English Agustus, from Late Latin Agustus, from Latin augustus ("month of August") , from the agnomen Augustus ("venerable") of Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus, possibly from either Old Latin *augos, increase, from Proto-Indo-European base *aug- ("to increase") ; or Latin avis ("bird") , referring to divination by observing bird flights, singing, feeding or entrails, from Proto-Indo-European *awi-, bird; + Latin garrire ("to chatter") , from Proto-Indo-European base *gar-/*ger-, to cry, of imitative origin

Webster Dictionary

  1. August(adj)

    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

    Etymology: [L. Augustus. See note below, and August, a.]

  2. August(adj)

    the eighth month of the year, containing thirty-one days

    Etymology: [L. Augustus. See note below, and August, a.]

Freebase

  1. August

    August is the eighth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and one of seven months with a length of 31 days. In the Southern Hemisphere, August is the seasonal equivalent of February in the Northern Hemisphere. In common years no other month starts on the same day of the week as August, though in leap years February starts on the same day. August ends on the same day of the week as November every year. This month was originally named Sextilis in Latin, because it was the sixth month in the original ten-month Roman calendar under Romulus in 753 BC, when March was the first month of the year. About 700 BC it became the eighth month when January and February were added to the year before March by King Numa Pompilius, who also gave it 29 days. Julius Caesar added two days when he created the Julian calendar in 45 BC giving it its modern length of 31 days. In 8 BC it was renamed in honor of Augustus. According to a Senatus consultum quoted by Macrobius, he chose this month because it was the time of several of his great triumphs, including the conquest of Egypt.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. August

    aw-gust′, adj. venerable: imposing: sublime: majestic—adv. August′ly.—n. August′ness. [L. augustusaugēre, to increase, honour.]

  2. August

    aw′gust, n. the eighth month of the year, so called after the Roman emperor Augustus Cæsar.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. August

    originally called Sextilis, as the sixth month of the Roman year, which began in March, and named August in honour of Augustus, as being the month identified with remarkable events in his career.

Editors Contribution

  1. august

    A month of a specific calendar year.

    August is the eighth month of the calendar year.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 9, 2020  

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Etymology and Origins

  1. August

    After Augustus Cæsar, who regarded this as his lucky month. Its original name was Sextilis, the sixth month of the Roman year.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'August' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1281

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'August' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2088

How to pronounce August?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of August in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of August in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of August in a Sentence

  1. Michael Rekola:

    I made a conscientious effort with my then-fiancée at the time, because our wedding was August 8, like any staffer who's been bullied, I knew that the dirty secret is: There's no remedy for staffers like us. Move off the Hill and be silent or risk coming out and being blackballed.

  2. Army Capt. Florent Groberg:

    That's when all the pain came in. It felt like a blow torch was burning through my leg, august 8, 2012, was not a bad day; it was the worst day of my life.

  3. Chen Ke:

    We started to do this from 2013 and got more aggressive after the currency reform in August.

  4. Dean Heller:

    If that means we that we need to remain on the floor of the U.S. Senate on the weekends, overnight and through the month of August to make more progress, then we should do it.

  5. Mark Twain:

    October is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks. Others are July, January, April, September, November, May, March, June, December, August and February.

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