What does August mean?

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ˈɔ gəstAu·gust

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. August, Augadjective

    the month following July and preceding September

  2. august, grand, lordlyadjective

    of or befitting a lord

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

  3. august, revered, venerableadjective

    profoundly honored

    "revered holy men"

Wiktionary

  1. Augustnoun

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

    Etymology: From augustus.

  2. Augustnoun

    derived from the month (rare modern usage).

    Etymology: From augustus.

  3. Augustnoun

    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. Augustnoun

    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. Augustnoun

    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. Augustadjective

    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. Augustadjective

    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

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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. Ahmed Mohammed:

    Most individuals are concerned that they’re going to get killed if they are not able to leave by August 31 – or really every single day that they’re there, they feel that their lives are at risk, especially those who have family members that are SIV holders, or those who are women or have daughters.

  2. Michael Feroli:

    It's only August, and markets move quickly.

  3. Alberto Carvalho:

    I will not reopen our school system August 24th if the conditions are what they are today.

  4. Matt Weik:

    I know certain restaurants that are going to do 1,000 meals a day [ in ] July, August and September, and I know, after several years, that they're going to need this much ground pork and this much pork chops every two weeks.

  5. Roy Gutterman:

    I can see this popping up more and more, it would be reasonable to see similar suits popping up with the events in Charlottesville. Left-wing protesters clash with conservatives over the scheduled appearance of Milo Yiannopoulos. ( The Associated Press) Last August, a rally in opposition to the removal of a statute of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on the campus of the University of Virginia turned violent as white supremacists and neo-Nazis clashed with counterprotestors. Heather Heyer, 32, was killed when James Alex Fields Jr. drove a 2010 Dodge Challenger into a crowd on a pedestrian mall. Roy Gutterman predicted the success of any future lawsuit depends on the motives of the plaintiffs, and how the court rules.

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