There are 2 definitions of august in English:


Syllabification: au·gust
Pronunciation: /ôˈɡəst


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.
distinguished, respected, eminent, venerable, hallowed, illustrious, prestigious, renowned, celebrated, honored, acclaimed, esteemed, exalted; great, important, lofty, noble; imposing, impressive, awe-inspiring, stately, grand, dignified


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



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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.

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There are 2 definitions of august in English:


Syllabification: Au·gust
Pronunciation: /ˈôɡəst


The eighth month of the year, in the northern hemisphere usually considered the last month of summer: the sultry haze of late August [as modifier]: an August cold snap
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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.


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

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