August [August] adj

L. augustus < augur, consecrated by augury, auspicious.

  1. Late summer; pertaining to the eighth month of the year.
  2. Venerable; majestic; stately; inspiring reverence; impressing the imagination as magnificent.

August n

OFr < L.; see August, adj.

  1. Eighth month of the calendar year; time period of thirty-one days in New England's late summer; [word play] NW says: “AUGUSTINIANS … maintain that grace is effectual from its nature, absolutely … not gradually.”