The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Inspiring awe or admiration; majestic: the august presence of the monarch. See Synonyms at grand.
- adj. Venerable for reasons of age or high rank.
Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Noble, venerable, majestic, awe-inspiring, often of the highest social class (sometimes used ironically).
- adj. Of noble birth.
- v. To make ripe
- v. To bring to realisation
the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. 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.
- n. The eighth month of the year, containing thirty-one days.
The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Inspiring reverence and admiration; majestic; solemnly grand or stately; sublime; magnificent; imposing.
- Venerable; worshipful; eminent. =
- n. The eighth month of the year, containing thirty-one days, reckoned the first month of autumn in Great Britain, but the last of summer in the United States. See month.
- To make brown or sunburnt. Evelyn.
- To ripen; bring to fruition.
WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or befitting a lord
- n. the month following July and preceding September
- adj. profoundly honored
" I picked up a fawn in august that had died much earlier. "