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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
early August/January etc
▪ Italy is lovely in early June, before it gets too hot.
next/last August
▪ I was there last August.
▪ It has been prepared by that august body, the Industrial Society and indicates that many secretaries feel trapped in their jobs.
▪ Although that august body had been in existence for more than fifteen years, it occupied no official headquarters.
▪ And this august body of quintessential back-room people must now press loudly and firmly for this to happen.
▪ This august body had been responsible for placing the bench we were now sitting on.
▪ As the idea of Zeus became loftier, two august forms sat beside him in Olympus.
▪ He admired the columned buildings, august even in the rain.
▪ It has been prepared by that august body, the Industrial Society and indicates that many secretaries feel trapped in their jobs.
▪ Perhaps Private Eye does not penetrate such an august reading room.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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.


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.''

So beautiful and so august a spectacle.

To mingle with a body so august.

Syn: Grand; magnificent; majestic; solemn; awful; noble; stately; dignified; imposing.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

eighth month, 1097, from Latin Augustus (mensis), sixth month of the later Roman calendar, renamed from Sextilis in 8 B.C.E. to honor emperor Augustus Caesar, literally "Venerable Caesar" (see august (adj.)). In England, the name replaced native Weodmonað "weed month."


1660s, from Latin augustus "venerable, majestic, magnificent, noble," probably originally "consecrated by the augurs, with favorable auguries" (see augur (n.)); or else "that which is increased" (see augment).


Etymology 1 alt. The eighth month of the Gregorian calendar, following July and preceding September. Abbreviation: '''Aug''' or '''Aug.''' n. The eighth month of the Gregorian calendar, following July and preceding September. Abbreviation: '''Aug''' or '''Aug.''' Etymology 2

n. (given name male from=Latin).

  1. adj. 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]

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.
August, CA

August is the eighth month of the year (between July and September) in the Julian and Gregorian calendars and one of seven months with a length of 31 days.

In the Southern Hemisphere, August is the seasonal equivalent of February in the Northern Hemisphere. In many European countries, August is the holiday month for most workers.

Certain meteor showers take place in August. The Kappa Cygnids take place in August with the dates varying each year, the Alpha Capricornids meteor shower takes place as early as July 10 and ends at around August 10, and the Southern Delta Aquariids take place from mid-July to mid-August with the peak usually around July 28–29. The Perseids, a major meteor shower, typically takes place between July 17 - August 24, with the days of the peak varying yearly.

The star cluster of Messier 30 is best observed around August.

This month was originally named Sextilis in Latin, because it was the sixth month in the original ten-month Roman calendar under Romulus in 753 BC, when March was the first month of the year. About 700 BC it became the eighth month when January and February were added to the year before March by King Numa Pompilius, who also gave it 29 days. Julius Caesar added two days when he created the Julian calendar in 45 BC giving it its modern length of 31 days. In 8 BC it was renamed in honor of Augustus (despite common belief, he did not take a day from February; see the debunked theory on month lengths). According to a Senatus consultum quoted by Macrobius, he chose this month because it was the time of several of his great triumphs, including the conquest of Egypt.

In ancient Rome, Supplicia canum was held on August 3, Lychnapsia was held on August 12, Nemoralia was held from August 13–15 (or on the full moon of August), Tiberinalia and Portumnalia were held on August 17, Consuales Ludi was held on August 18, Vinalia rustica was held on August 19, Vulcanalia was held on August 23, Opiconsivia was held on August 25, and Volturnalia was held on August 27. These dates do not correspond to the modern Gregorian calendar.

August is the month with highest birth rate in the United States.

August (Eric Clapton album)

August is the tenth studio album by English blues rock singer Eric Clapton, released in 1986. Primarily produced by Phil Collins, in association with longtime Clapton associate Tom Dowd, it became Clapton's biggest-selling LP to date.

Among the songs are the Dowd/Clapton-produced signature tune " It's in the Way That You Use It" (co-written with Robbie Robertson, and featured in the Paul Newman- Tom Cruise film The Color of Money in October 1986, a month before the album's release, subsequently reaching No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for one week) and three Collins-produced numbers—the up-tempo, horn-laden "Run" and the guitar-laden rockers " Tearing Us Apart" (with Tina Turner), "Holy Mother", a tribute to Richard Manuel of The Band, and "Miss You".

The album's only UK top 20 hit, " Behind the Mask", was recorded at the suggestion of Greg Phillinganes. Legend has it that upon hearing Yellow Magic Orchestra's original track, around 1980–82, producer Quincy Jones fell in love with the track, and he and Michael Jackson recorded their own version with new lyrics by Jackson during his Thriller sessions. The track never made the Thriller album but Phillinganes, at the time keyboard player for Jackson, later released his own version of the song on his 1984 Pulse album, which resembles the Clapton version that became August's lead single in the UK. Jackson's version was finally released in 2010 on the posthumous album Michael.

Clapton's studio band for the album included drummer/vocalist Collins; bassist Nathan East and keyboard player Greg Phillinganes; saxophonist Michael Brecker, trumpeters Randy Brecker and Jon Faddis, and trombone player Dave Bargeron.

Veering between Collins soul/pop and Clapton blues/rock, August cemented Clapton's comeback. Clapton, drummer/vocalist Collins, bassist East and keyboard player Phillinganes would recreate their studio roles for Clapton's acclaimed live appearances over the next two years.

August (Elevator album)

August is a 2005 album by the band Elevator.

August (disambiguation)

August is the eighth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days.

August may also refer to:

August (2008 film)

August is a 2008 American drama film directed by Austin Chick and presented by 57th & Irving. The screenplay by Howard A. Rodman focuses on two brothers, ambitious dot-com entrepreneurs attempting to keep their company afloat as the stock market begins to collapse in August 2001, one month prior to the 9/11 attacks.

The film premiered as an official selection of the Spectrum section at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.

August (company)

is a Japanese visual novel studio under the publisher . Although the company's name is spelled in Japanese using katakana, on the Internet August is known by the slang term . Hazuki and Hachigatsu mean August in Japanese.

Hazuki founded a label named Aria for consumer video games in March 2006. Aria is composed of almost staffs of August. They aim to port PC video games to consumer video games with the original qualities and world views.

August (1996 film)

August is a 1996 British drama film directed by and starring Anthony Hopkins as Ieuan (IPA:j/əɨ/a/n) Davies, and featuring Rhys Ifans in a small role in one of his earliest films, as Griffiths. It is an adaptation of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, with the character Ieuan Davies taking over the title role from the play.

The film was Hopkins's first feature film with a full cast (he had previously directed the one-man-performance of Dylan Thomas: Return Journey in 1990). It would be over a decade before his next directorial effort would, Slipstream in 2007, which he also wrote and for which he also composed the score.

August (name)

August is a first name, or given name.

August (Rossner novel)

August, is a novel written by Judith Rossner focused on a psychoanalyst and one of her analysands.

August (Woodward novel)

August (2001), is the first novel by author Gerard Woodward. It was shortlisted for Whitbread Book Award (2001).

August (2011 film)

August is an American drama film, released in 2011. The full length directorial debut of Eldar Rapaport, the film stars Murray Bartlett as Troy, a man returning to Los Angeles five years after abandoning his long-term relationship with Jonathan (Daniel Dugan) to move to Spain. His return, however, poses problems for Jonathan, whose unresolved feelings and continued attraction to Troy threaten his relationship with his current partner Raul (Adrian Gonzalez).

The film is an expansion of Rapaport's 2005 short film Postmortem, which also starred Bartlett and Dugan.

August (Fringe)

"August" is the eighth episode of the American science fiction drama television series Fringes second season. The episode was co-written by J. H. Wyman and Jeff Pinkner, and directed by Dennis Smith. The episode marked the first prominent appearance of more than one Observer, and follows the events that occur when one of them saves a girl from boarding a soon-to-be crashing plane. It featured two new guest stars, Peter Woodward and Eugene Lipinski.

The episode first aired on November 19, 2009 in the United States to mostly positive reviews, with many critics praising the new revelations about the Observers. An estimated 5.746 million viewers watched the episode on its first broadcast.

Usage examples of "august".

But the constant crowd of adorers who went to worship the goddess, having sounded her exploits rather too loudly, the august Maria-Theresa objected to this new creed being sanctioned in her capital, and the beautfiul actress received an order to quit Vienna forthwith.

August flares adust and torrid, But my heart is full of April Sap and sweetness.

From the twenty-sixth of August to the second of September, that is from the battle of Borodino to the entry of the French into Moscow, during the whole of that agitating, memorable week, there had been the extraordinary autumn weather that always comes as a surprise, when the sun hangs low and gives more heat than in spring, when everything shines so brightly in the rare clear atmosphere that the eyes smart, when the lungs are strengthened and refreshed by inhaling the aromatic autumn air, when even the nights are warm, and when in those dark warm nights, golden stars startle and delight us continually by falling from the sky.

Along the north coast the United States 45h Division, followed by their 3d Division, reached Cape Orlando on August 10, with the aid of two small but skilful outflanking amphibious operations.

If there was one difficulty about being a patrician of the Julii Caesares, it was that all his seniors to date were only too aware how much greater and more august his ancestry was than theirs.

August, after that idiot from Anchorage tried to taxi through the wall.

Have we not shivered with cold, all the glowering, gloomy month of May, because, the august front-parlor having undergone the spring cleaning, the andirons were snugly tied up in tissue-paper, and an elegant frill of the same material was trembling before the mouth of the once glowing fireplace?

In fact, the two men staged a famous debate in Valladolid, in August or September 1550, Las Casas arguing that the Indian was an entirely rational individual, fully equipped to govern himself and therefore fit to receive the gospel.

In August 1701 he obtained for French traders the asiento, the profitable and coveted monopoly in negro slaves.

The aspiring actress was last seen Thursday morning, August twenty-ninth, after leaving an audition with noted Hollywood director Michael Kinsolving.

As little formidable were the denunciations of the emperor, who had, by a decree of the Aulic council, communicated to the diet certain mandates, issued in the month of August in the preceding year, on pain of the ban of the empire, with avocatory letters annexed against the king of Great Britain, elector of Hanover, and the other princes acting in concert with the king of Prussia.

In August, even the Ayatollah Khomeini, who had resisted all previous pleas to end the war, was forced to concede that Iran could not fight both Iraq and the United States any longer.

August, a few days before Tatiana was to come home, Deda and Babushka came to tell Tatiana they were leaving Leningrad.

One day, in the month of August it was, I had gone on some private concernment of my own to Kilmarnock, and Mr Booble, who was then oldest Bailie, naturally officiated as chief magistrate in my stead.

The bakery now is its own room next to the main kitchen, and there are windows and an outside door and industrial-strength fans, but in July and August pretty much everyone but me has to get out of there and splash water on themselves and have a sit-down.