au·gust /ɔˈgʌst, ˈɔ(ˌ)gəst/
Au·gust a. 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.
Au·gust n. 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 Cæsar, the first emperor of Rome, on account of his victories, and his entering on his first consulate in that month.
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: Aug]