There are 2 definitions of August in English:

August

Line breaks: Au¦gust
Pronunciation: /ˈɔːgəst
 
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noun

  • The eighth month of the year, in the northern hemisphere usually considered the last month of summer: the sultry haze of late August the wettest August in six years
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    • In August of the same year he organized an unprecedented summer school in Vienna.
    • Of the six women to die in the 12 months to August, an inquest on only one has been held to date.
    • He will return to his base in two weeks' time before taking a month off in August.

Origin

Old English, from Latin augustus 'consecrated, venerable'; named after Augustus, the first Roman emperor.

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There are 2 definitions of August in English:

august

Line breaks: au¦gust
Pronunciation: /ɔːˈgʌst
 
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adjective

Derivatives

augustly

adverb
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  • Darwin may rest augustly beside Sir Isaac Newton in Westminster Abbey, while Wallace lies modestly in the little cemetery in Broadstone.
  • But Her Majesty openly rendered to Diana the sort of augustly understated nod that her top courtiers offer her day by day.

augustness

noun
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  • Still, while he is willing to throw over the old time augustness, he may not entirely appreciate the social changes he is speaking to.
  • This palace of kings is based on the grandeur and augustness of Roman imperial empire.
  • In America, the same augustness is reflected by his regular presence in the New Yorker and on university syllabuses.

Origin

mid 17th century: from French auguste or Latin augustus 'consecrated, venerable'.

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