St. Augustine

[ aw-guh-steen ]
/ ˈɔ gəˌstin /


a seacoast city in NE Florida: founded by the Spanish 1565; oldest city in the U.S.; resort.

Definition for saint augustine (2 of 2)


[ aw-guh-steen, aw-guhs-tin, uh-guhs- ]
/ ˈɔ gəˌstin, ɔˈgʌs tɪn, əˈgʌs- /


Saint,a.d. 354–430, one of the Latin fathers in the early Christian Church; author; bishop of Hippo in N Africa.
Saint,Austin, died a.d. 604, Roman monk: headed group of missionaries who landed in England a.d. 597 and began the conversion of the English to Christianity; first archbishop of Canterbury 601–604.
a male given name, form of Augustus.
Related formspre-Au·gus·tine, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for saint augustine (1 of 2)

Saint Augustine

/ (ˈɔːɡəsˌtiːn) /

noun usually abbreviated to: St Augustine

a resort in NE Florida, on the Intracoastal Waterway: the oldest town in North America (1565); the northernmost outpost of the Spanish colonial empire for over 200 years. Pop: 11 915 (2003 est)

British Dictionary definitions for saint augustine (2 of 2)


/ (ɔːˈɡʌstɪn) /


Saint. 354–430 ad, one of the Fathers of the Christian Church; bishop of Hippo in North Africa (396–430), who profoundly influenced both Catholic and Protestant theology. His most famous works are Confessions, a spiritual autobiography, and De Civitate Dei, a vindication of the Christian Church. Feast day: Aug 28
Saint. died 604 ad, Roman monk, sent to Britain (597 ad) to convert the Anglo-Saxons to Christianity and to establish the authority of the Roman See over the native Celtic Church; became the first archbishop of Canterbury (601–604). Feast day: May 26 or 27
a member of an Augustinian order
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Word Origin and History for saint augustine



c.1400 in reference to members of the religious order named for St. Augustine the Great (354-430), bishop of Hippo.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Culture definitions for saint augustine


[ (aw-guh-steen, aw-gus-tin) ]

An important teacher in the Christian church, who lived in the fourth and fifth centuries. After a dramatic conversion to Christianity, Augustine became a bishop. He is a saint of the Roman Catholic Church. His works include The City of God and his autobiography, Confessions.

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