- The definition of August is a month on the Gregorian calendar that is 31 days in length which comes after July and before September.
An example of August is the eighth month of the year.
The month of August.
- inspiring awe and reverence; imposing and magnificent
- worthy of respect because of age and dignity, high position, etc.; venerable
Origin of augustClassical Latin augustus ; from augere, to increase: see wax
- a masculine name
- the eighth month of the year, having 31 days: abbrev. Aug, Ag, A
Origin of AugustMiddle English ; from Classical Latin Augustus, after Augustus Caesar: see august
Origin of augustLatin augustus; see aug- in Indo-European roots.
Origin of AugustMiddle English, from Old English, from Latin (mēnsis) Augustus, (month) of Augustus, after Augustus.
(comparative auguster or more august, superlative augustest or most august)
(third-person singular simple present augusts, present participle augusting, simple past and past participle augusted)
- To make ripe
- To bring to realisation
Early Middle English August(us), re-Latinized from Old English Agustus, from Late Latin Agustus, from Latin augustus (“month of August”), from the agnomen Augustus (“venerable”) of Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus, possibly from either Old Latin *augos, increase, from Proto-Indo-European base *aug-, to increase; or Latin avis (“bird”), referring to divination by observing bird flights, singing, feeding or entrails, from Proto-Indo-European *awi-, bird; + Latin garrire (“to chatter”), from Proto-Indo-European base *gar-/*ger-, to cry, of imitative origin
- A male given name.