- 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
Examples from the Web for augustly
Historical Examples of augustly
"You may be augustly sure he is not," chuckled the cruel Mata.The Dragon Painter
Mary McNeil Fenollosa
In the Capitol he throned so augustly that we swear by him still.The Lords of the Ghostland
"If the legislature does its part, I will do mine," responded Lyons, augustly.Unleavened Bread
To me it soon grew to be so nobly, so augustly ugly, that it was difficult to stay away from it, even for a little while.A Tramp Abroad, Complete
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Augustly enter the world of the venerable dead again, luscious one, your honorable father looks this way.Six One-Act Plays
Margaret Scott Oliver
- dignified or imposingan august presence
- of noble birth or high rankan august lineage
Word Origin for august
- the eighth month of the year, consisting of 31 days
Word Origin 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."