The month of August.
An example of August is the eighth month of the year.
- 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: for the adjective , 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.