Adjective "august" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈɔːɡəst/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Respected and impressive.
  1. 'Not only was she the first woman to enter that august company but, at 41, is also one of the country's youngest judges.'
  2. 'This is something that even our august Royal Society has failed to grasp.'
  3. 'It's a great show and demonstrates why the photographer is now a member of that august body Magnum Photos.'
  4. 'The ballroom of the Residency was packed with an august audience who were there to witness the honour for the trio.'
  5. 'Printing such an article is beneath the dignity of this august journal.'
  6. 'Some of the alumni of that august organization are still my best friends.'
  7. 'Perhaps you mean that we need the moral imprimatur of this august and esteemed body.'
  8. 'I have some suggestions for serious consideration by the august committee.'
  9. 'I've also decided on a couple of names, should I be successful in my application to join the august body.'
  10. 'There's no escaping it, not even in the august galleries of the Museum of Modern Art.'

noun

The eighth month of the year, in the northern hemisphere usually considered the last month of summer.
  1. 'the wettest August in six years'
  2. 'Of the six women to die in the 12 months to August, an inquest on only one has been held to date.'
  3. 'We arrived in England to be greeted by the cool August evening weather and that helped us to relax a lot.'
  4. 'Grapes in these warm, humid states are usually picked in late July or early August.'
  5. 'The final bids will be considered next August and a decision taken by the end of the year.'
  6. 'He offered the use of his property for the month of August, and the show was back on.'
  7. 'He kept up the lie for nearly two decades until his cheating ways caught up with him last August.'
  8. 'Both hockey and football events will now take place in late August or early September.'
  9. 'She became depressed again and was prescribed the drug for a second time in August last year.'
  10. 'I had the misfortune to be unemployed for six weeks between July and August this year.'
  11. 'He will return to his base in two weeks' time before taking a month off in August.'

Definitions

1. inspiring reverence or admiration; of supreme dignity or grandeur; majestic: an august performance of a religious drama.

2. venerable; eminent: an august personage.

More examples(as adjective)

"dates can be august for tonnes."

"deliveries can be august."

"shipments can be august."

"contracts can be august."

"sales can be august."

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Origin

Old English, from Latin augustus ‘consecrated, venerable’; named after Augustus, the first Roman emperor.