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5 definitions found
 for august
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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           So beautiful and so august a spectacle.  --Burke.
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           To mingle with a body so august.         --Byron.
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     Syn: Grand; magnificent; majestic; solemn; awful; noble;
          stately; dignified; imposing.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  August \Au"gust\, n. [L. Augustus. See note below, and August,
     a.]
     The eighth month of the year, containing thirty-one days.
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     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  august
      adj 1: of or befitting a lord; "heir to a lordly fortune"; "of
             august lineage" [syn: august, grand, lordly]
      2: profoundly honored; "revered holy men" [syn: august,
         revered, venerable]
      n 1: the month following July and preceding September [syn:
           August, Aug]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  58 Moby Thesaurus words for "august":
     aristocratic, awe-inspiring, awesome, awful, baronial, courtly,
     dignified, distinguished, dreadful, elevated, eminent, estimable,
     exalted, famous, fearful, glorious, godlike, grand, grandiose,
     grave, heroic, high, honorable, imposing, impressive, kingly,
     lauded, lofty, lordly, magisterial, magnanimous, magnificent,
     majestic, moving, noble, overwhelming, princely, prominent,
     queenly, regal, renowned, reverend, royal, sedate, soaring, sober,
     solemn, splendid, stately, statuesque, striking, sublime, superb,
     time-honored, towering, venerable, worshipful, worthy
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  August, CA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in California
     Population (2000):    7808
     Housing Units (2000): 2614
     Land area (2000):     1.293814 sq. miles (3.350964 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.293814 sq. miles (3.350964 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            03209
     Located within:       California (CA), FIPS 06
     Location:             37.979890 N, 121.263984 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      August, CA
      August
  

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