What does August mean?

Definitions for August
ˈɔ gəstau·gust

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word August.

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.

  2. Augustnoun

    derived from the month (rare modern usage).

  3. Augustnoun

  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: .

  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.

  6. 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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Augustadjective

    Great; grand; royal; magnificent; awful.

    Etymology: augustus, Lat.

    There is nothing so contemptible, but antiquity can render it august and excellent. Joseph Glanvill, Scepsis, c. 22.

    The Trojan chief appear’d in open sight,
    August in visage, and serenely bright;
    His mother goddess, with her hands divine,
    Had form’d his curling locks, and made his temples shine. Dry.

  2. Augustnoun

    The name of the eight month from January inclusive.

    Etymology: augustus, Lat.

    August was dedicated to the honour of Augustus Cæsar, because, in the same month, he was created consul, thrice triumpher in Rome, subdued Egypt to the Roman empire, and made an end of civil wars; being before called Sextilis, or the sixth from March. Henry Peacham.

Wikipedia

  1. August

    August is the eighth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars, and the fifth of seven months to have a length of 31 days. Its zodiac sign is Leo and was originally named Sextilis in Latin because it was the 6th month in the original ten-month Roman calendar under Romulus in 753 BC, with March being 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 46 BC (708 AUC), giving it its modern length of 31 days. In 8 BC, it was renamed in honor of Emperor 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. Commonly repeated lore has it that August has 31 days because Augustus wanted his month to match the length of Julius Caesar's July, but this is an invention of the 13th century scholar Johannes de Sacrobosco. Sextilis in fact had 31 days before it was renamed, and it was not chosen for its length.In the Southern Hemisphere, August is the seasonal equivalent of February in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Northern Hemisphere, August falls in the season of summer. In the Southern Hemisphere, the month falls during the season of winter. In many European countries, August is the holiday month for most workers. Numerous religious holidays occurred during August in ancient Rome.Certain meteor showers take place in August. The Kappa Cygnids take place in August, with the dates varying each year. The Alpha Capricornids meteor shower takes place as early as July 10 and ends at around August 10, and the Southern Delta Aquariids take place from mid-July to mid-August, with the peak usually around July 28–29. The Perseids, a major meteor shower, typically takes place between July 17 and August 24, with the days of the peak varying yearly. The star cluster of Messier 30 is best observed around August. Among the aborigines of the Canary Islands, especially among the Guanches of Tenerife, the month of August received in the name of Beñesmer or Beñesmen, which was also the harvest festival held this month.

ChatGPT

  1. August

    August is the eighth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar. It is typically characterized by being the last full month of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and the last month of winter in the Southern Hemisphere.

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

  2. Augustadjective

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

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

Wikidata

  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.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. AUGUST

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, August is ranked #5389 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The August surname appeared 6,456 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname August.

    65.1% or 4,205 total occurrences were White.
    27.2% or 1,762 total occurrences were Black.
    4.3% or 278 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2% or 132 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.9% or 60 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.2% or 19 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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. Martin Webster:

    Our local crews have been actively involved in firefighting since August and we are still long way from being out of the woods, so we are talking six or seven months of firefighting.

  2. National Guard Bureau:

    If funding isn't sorted by the first of August, this list will grow.

  3. Oliver Wriedt:

    The banks went into the volatility of August and September with a decent amount of exposure. They have had fairly awful third quarters. The outlook for the fourth quarter does not look much better, M&A looks great but the fixed income division has had a very hard time, we expect them to be continue to be in de-risking mode from here to year end.

  4. Mitch McConnells:

    Due to the historic obstruction by Senate Democrats of the President's nominees, and the goal of passing appropriations bills prior to the end of the fiscal year, the August recess has been canceled, senators should expect to remain in session in August to pass legislation, including appropriations bills, and to make additional progress on the President's nominees.

  5. Gordon Lightfoot:

    Both the Beatles and The Rolling Stones broke on the music scene the summer I was in England. I can vividly remember hearing 'She Loves You' in August 1963.

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