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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How to say August in sign language?

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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. Pollyanna De Lima:

    June's Indian service sector data disappointed, all in all, latest data suggest that the Reserve Bank of India's commitment to support economic growth may result in further rate cuts at its August meeting.

  2. Barbara Messing:

    For those planning a summer vacation, now is a great time to plan a trip to one of these popular destinations where hotels are bookable on TripAdvisor for an average of $200 per night from June through August.

  3. David Saperstein:

    During my visit in August, I found that despite widespread continuing government abuses and restrictions, many place of worship were nonetheless full and flourishing, in areas of the country where the government's hand was lighter, faith-based social service and welfare agencies operate homeless shelters, orphanages, soup kitchens, and made highly positive contributions to the well-being of their society.

  4. Fred Espenak:

    The sad fact is, most eclipses don't occur close to home like (the one in August), so you can't drive to them. It requires being willing to do some international traveling, and you got to be OK with that, it's not something you can do on a shoestring, usually.

  5. John Ratcliffe:

    Trump said, using the initials for Director of National Intelligence. Facts First: It's false to suggest that Russia wants Trump to lose. In fact, senior US intelligence officials announced months ago that Russia is actively meddling in the election to hurt Biden. The top US intelligence official for election security, William Evanina, announced in August that the Russian government is interfering in the 2020 election to hurt Biden's candidacy, primarily by spreading disinformation about alleged.

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