- 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.
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- inspiring awe and reverence; imposing and magnificent
- worthy of respect because of age and dignity, high position, etc.; venerable
Origin: Classical 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: Middle English ; from Classical Latin Augustus, after Augustus Caesar: see august
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- Inspiring awe or admiration; majestic: the august presence of the monarch. See Synonyms at grand.
- Venerable for reasons of age or high rank.
Origin: Latin augustus; see aug- in Indo-European roots.
- au·gustˈly adverb
- au·gustˈness noun
noun Abbr. Aug.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English, from Latin (mēnsis) Augustus, (month) of Augustus, after Augustus.