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august


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  August  \Au"gust\,  n.  [L.  Augustus.  See  note  below,  and  {August}, 
  a.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  august 
  adj  1:  of  or  befitting  a  lord;  "heir  to  a  lordly  fortune";  "of 
  august  lineage"  [syn:  {grand},  {lordly}] 
  2:  profoundly  honored;  "revered  holy  men"  [syn:  {revered},  {venerable}] 
  n  :  the  month  following  July  and  preceding  September  [syn:  {August}, 
  {Aug}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  August,  CA  (CDP,  FIPS  3209) 
  Location:  37.97895  N,  121.26100  W 
  Population  (1990):  6376  (2536  housing  units) 
  Area:  3.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 




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