Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin, 17th century
Inspiring admiration by displaying great dignity or grandeur
(Proper noun) The eighth month of the Gregorian calendar
Examples of August in a sentence
"Her august appearance incited a standing ovation as soon as she walked on the stage. "
"August is a busy month for us with birthday parties and barbecues every weekend. "
Popularity Over Time
Impress folks by pulling out this majestic word. Everyone knows August as a month, but you’ll come across as informed if you share the regal definition of august.
Did you Know?
There’s a reason this majestic word is also used for the peak month of summer. The Latin word “augustus” means consecrated or venerable. In 8 B.C. the Roman Senate decided to honor the first emperor, Augustus Caesar, by renaming the month Sextilis to Augustus.