• (RP) IPA: /ɔːˈɡʌst/
  • (GA) IPA: /ɔːˈɡʌst/, /ə-/

august (comparative auguster, superlative augustest)

  1. Awe-inspiring, majestic, noble, venerable.
    an august patron of the arts
  2. Of noble birth.
    an august lineage
Translations Translations Verb

august (augusts, present participle augusting; past and past participle augusted)

  1. (obsolete, rare) To make ripe; ripen.
  2. (obsolete, rare) To bring to realization.

august (plural augusts)

  1. Alternative form of auguste#English|auguste (“kind of clown”)

  • (RP) enPR: ôʹgəst, IPA: /ˈɔː.ɡəst/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈɔ.ɡəst/
  • (cot-caught) IPA: /ˈɑ.ɡəst/
Proper noun
  1. The eighth month of the Roman, Julian, and Gregorian calendars, following July and preceding September.
  2. A female given name derived from the month (rare modern usage).
    • 1993, Margaret Atwood, Robber Bride, Virago Press (2013), ISBN 9781853817229, page 48:
      August, Charis named her, because that's when she was born. Warm breezes, baby powder, languorous heat, the smell of mown hay. Such a soft name. Too soft for her daughter, who has added an a. Augusta, she is now — a very different resonance. Marble statues, Roman noses, tight-lipped commanding mouths.
  • Sextilis (chiefly early Roman contexts), Sextile (early Roman contexts, now uncommon)
Related terms Translations Proper noun
  1. A male given name.
    • 1974 Witi Ihimaera, Whanau, Heinemann, page 76:
      Thirteen year old August is the eldest; he begins to pull the kite downward. Like his sister and brother, June and July, he has been named after the month in which he was born.
  2. (US) Surname
  3. CDP in San Joaquin County, California.

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