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August meaning

august - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. The eighth month of the year, containing thirty- one days.
  3. 3. Majestic; imposing.
  4. 4. The eighth month of the year.

august - examples of usage

  1. When I presented myself I was shown into a bare, square room, where an august little man was standing, using a silver toothpick. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
  2. The greatest improvement of all would be the restoration of the august and massive words of invocation which of old stood at the beginning of the Litany. - "A Short History of the Book of Common Prayer", William Reed Huntington.
  3. They reveal themselves to man in dreams and waking visions by images of ampler size and more august aspect than that of our mortal condition. - "The Roman Poets of the Republic", W. Y. Sellar.
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