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"


  1. August(ProperNoun)

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

  2. August(ProperNoun)

    , variant of Augustus borrowed from continental Europe.

  3. August(ProperNoun)

    derived from the month (rare modern usage).

  4. Origin: From augustus.

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

  2. August(adj)

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

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


  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.

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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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  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. Jim Gersbach:

    It expanded rapidly in August.

  2. Michael Feroli:

    It's only August, and markets move quickly.

  3. Richard Viguerie:

    I don’t think it much matters what is happening in August.

  4. Ronnie Shakes:

    My doctor gave me two weeks to live. I hope they're in August.

  5. Emmet Sullivan:

    If August 24 comes and you want more time, that's fine with me.

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