WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
au•gust /ɔˈgʌst/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. causing feelings of reverence:an august personage.

Au•gust /ˈɔgəst/USA pronunciation   n. [proper noun]
  1. the eighth month of the year, containing 31 days.Abbr.: Aug.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
au•gust  (ô gust),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. inspiring reverence or admiration;
    of supreme dignity or grandeur;
    majestic:an august performance of a religious drama.
  2. venerable;
    eminent:an august personage.
au•gustly, adv. 
au•gustness, n. 
  • Latin augustus sacred, grand, akin to augēre to increase. See eke
  • 1655–65

Au•gust  gəst),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. the eighth month of the year, containing 31 days. Abbr.: Aug.
  2. a male given name, form of  Augustus. 
  • Latin, as above
  • Latin Augustus (named after Augustus); replacing Old English Agustus
  • Middle English bef. 1100


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

august /ɔːˈɡʌst/ adj
  1. dignified or imposing
  2. of noble birth or high rank: an august lineage
Etymology: 17th Century: from Latin augustus; related to augēre to increase

auˈgustness n



August /ˈɔːɡəst/ n
  1. the eighth month of the year, consisting of 31 days
Etymology: Old English, from Latin, named after the emperor Augustus



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