meaning of August

August meaning in General Dictionary

The eighth thirty days of the year containing thirty-one days

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  • Of a good inspiring mingled admiration and reverence having an element of solemn dignity or brilliance sublime majestic having exalted beginning personality condition or authority
  • of or befitting a lord
  • profoundly recognized
  • the month after July and preceding September
  • Of a quality inspiring mingled admiration and reverence; having an aspect of solemn dignity or brilliance; sublime; majestic; having exalted birth, character, state, or authority.
  • The 8th thirty days of the season, containing thirty-one times.

August meaning in Names Dictionary

kind of Augustus. Revered, exalted.
Name Origin: Latin
Name Gender: Male


August meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1660s, from Latin augustus "venerable, majestic, magnificent, noble," probably originally "consecrated by the augurs, with favorable auguries" (see augur (n.)); or otherwise "whatever is increased" (see augment).

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  • eighth month, 1097, from Latin Augustus (mensis), sixth month of this later Roman schedule, renamed from Sextilis in 8 B.C.E. to honor emperor Augustus Caesar, virtually "Venerable Caesar" (see august (adj.)). In England, the name replaced indigenous Weodmona

August - German to English

August [Austin Chick]

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August meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Of a good inspiring mingled admiration and reverence; having an element of solemn self-esteem or grandeur; sublime; majestic; having exalted beginning, personality, condition, or authority.

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  • (a.) The 8th month of the season, containing thirty-one days.

Sentence Examples with the word August

Here Douglas fell in the thickest of the melee, but his death was concealed and Henry Percy, with many other English knights, were captured and held to heavy ransom (r5th of August 1388).

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