- inspiring reverence or admiration; of supreme dignity or grandeur; majestic: an august performance of a religious drama.
- venerable; eminent: an august personage.
Origin of august
- the eighth month of the year, containing 31 days. Abbreviation: Aug.
- a male given name, form of Augustus.
Origin of August
Related Wordsgrand, baronial, brilliant, eminent, exalted, glorious, grandiose, high-minded, honorable, imposing, impressive, lofty, lordly, magnificent, majestic, monumental, pompous, regal, resplendent, stately
Examples from the Web for august
That year, on August 10, the first woman stepped in for a pint.The Bars That Made America Great
December 28, 2014
In August 2013, his mother had warned police that Brice was being radicalized and influencing Bertrand.France’s Wave of Crazy-Terror Christmas Attacks
December 24, 2014
But Brinsley went away for two years in prison for weapons possession in August 2011.Alleged Cop Killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley Had a Death Wish
December 22, 2014
In August 1984, I arrived at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, eager to jump into college life.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything
December 16, 2014
“The government failed to show that it had adequate basis for the certification,” he wrote in August.The Detainee Abuse Photos Obama Didn’t Want You To See
Noah Shachtman, Tim Mak
December 15, 2014
We have not had a drop of rain since the light shower on the 4th August.Explorations in Australia
It was late in August, and on the first of September Emilia was to be married.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
The bill passed, and received the approval of the Queen, August 1, 1870.
August 6, 1895, Mr. Gladstone made a great speech at Chester.
Sidney entered the hospital as a probationer early in August.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
- dignified or imposingan august presence
- of noble birth or high rankan august lineage
- the eighth month of the year, consisting of 31 days
Word Origin and History for august
eighth month, 1097, from Latin Augustus (mensis), sixth month of the later Roman calendar, renamed from Sextilis in 8 B.C.E. to honor emperor Augustus Caesar, literally "Venerable Caesar" (see august (adj.)). In England, the name replaced native Weodmonað "weed month."