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Definition of August
August August Au*gust", a. [L. augustus; cf. augere to increase; in
the language of religion, to honor by offerings: cf. F.
auguste. See Augment.]
Of a quality inspiring mingled admiration and reverence;
having an aspect of solemn dignity or grandeur; sublime;
majestic; having exalted birth, character, state, or
authority. ``Forms august.' --Pope. ``August in visage.'
--Dryden. ``To shed that august blood.' --Macaulay.
So beautiful and so august a spectacle. --Burke.
To mingle with a body so august. --Byron.
Syn: Grand; magnificent; majestic; solemn; awful; noble;
stately; dignified; imposing.
August August Au"gust, n. [L. Augustus. See note below, and August,
The eighth month of the year, containing thirty-one days.
Note: The old Roman name was Sextilis, the sixth month from
March, the month in which the primitive Romans, as well
as Jews, began the year. The name was changed to August
in honor of Augustus C[ae]sar, the first emperor of
Rome, on account of his victories, and his entering on
his first consulate in that month.