There are 2 definitions of august in English:

august1

Line breaks: au¦gust
Pronunciation: /ɔːˈɡʌst
 
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adjective

Respected and impressive: she was in august company
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  • Perhaps you mean that we need the moral imprimatur of this august and esteemed body.
  • I suspect that the good Rabbie, who also enjoyed partaking of strong alcohol, would have been in his element surrounded by such an august body of men.
  • This august body has been set up to help promote independent Glasgow restaurants and the culinary delights to be discovered therein.
Synonyms
distinguished, respected, eminent, venerable, hallowed, illustrious, prestigious, renowned, celebrated, honoured, acclaimed, esteemed, exalted, highly regarded, well thought of, of distinction, of repute; great, important, of high standing, lofty, high-ranking, noble, regal, royal, aristocratic; imposing, impressive, awe-inspiring, magnificent, majestic, imperial, stately, lordly, kingly, grand, dignified, solemn, proud

Origin

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

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.

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There are 2 definitions of august in English:

August2

Line breaks: Au¦gust
Pronunciation: /ˈɔːɡəst
 
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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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