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august    音標拼音: ['ɑgəst] ['ɔgəst]
n. 八月;
a. 威嚴的,令人敬畏的

八月;威嚴的,令人敬畏的

august
adj 1: of or befitting a lord; "heir to a lordly fortune"; "of
august lineage" [synonym: {august}, {grand}, {lordly}]
2: profoundly honored; "revered holy men" [synonym: {august},
{revered}, {venerable}]
n 1: the month following July and preceding September [synonym:
{August}, {Aug}]

August \Au*gust"\, a. [L. augustus; cf. augere to increase; in
the language of religion, to honor by offerings: cf. F.
auguste. See {Augment}.]
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. "Forms august." --Pope. "August in visage."
--Dryden. "To shed that august blood." --Macaulay.
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So beautiful and so august a spectacle. --Burke.
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To mingle with a body so august. --Byron.
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Syn: Grand; magnificent; majestic; solemn; awful; noble;
stately; dignified; imposing.
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August \Au"gust\, n. [L. Augustus. See note below, and {August},
a.]
The eighth month of the year, containing thirty-one days.
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Note: The old Roman name was Sextilis, the sixth month from
March, the month in which the primitive Romans, as well
as Jews, began the year. The name was changed to August
in honor of Augustus C[ae]sar, the first emperor of
Rome, on account of his victories, and his entering on
his first consulate in that month.
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58 Moby Thesaurus words for "august":
aristocratic, awe-inspiring, awesome, awful, baronial, courtly,
dignified, distinguished, dreadful, elevated, eminent, estimable,
exalted, famous, fearful, glorious, godlike, grand, grandiose,
grave, heroic, high, honorable, imposing, impressive, kingly,
lauded, lofty, lordly, magisterial, magnanimous, magnificent,
majestic, moving, noble, overwhelming, princely, prominent,
queenly, regal, renowned, reverend, royal, sedate, soaring, sober,
solemn, splendid, stately, statuesque, striking, sublime, superb,
time-honored, towering, venerable, worshipful, worthy



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