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Tuesday, January 7

August

[aw-GUHST]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, 17th century

1.

Inspiring admiration by displaying great dignity or grandeur

2.

(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. "

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About August

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.

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