Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The eighth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar. See Table at calendar.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The eighth month of the Gregorian calendar, following July and preceding September. Abbreviation: Aug or Aug.
  • proper n. A male given name, variant of Augustus borrowed from continental Europe.
  • proper n. A female given name derived from the month (rare modern usage).

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old English, from Latin (mēnsis) Augustus, (month) of Augustus, after Augustus.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Early Middle English August(us), re-Latinized from Old English Agustus, from Late Latin Agustus, from Latin augustus ("month of August"), from the agnomen Augustus ("venerable") of Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus, possibly from either Old Latin *augos, increase, from Proto-Indo-European base *aug-, to increase; or Latin avis ("bird"), referring to divination by observing bird flights, singing, feeding or entrails, from Proto-Indo-European *awi-, bird; + Latin garrire ("to chatter"), from Proto-Indo-European base *gar-/*ger-, to cry, of imitative origin (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • [August descries September toiling across the lawn.] _August.

    Poems

  • - San Manual Amphitheatre August 02, 2009 - Tucson, AZ - Anselmo Valencia Center August 04,

    WN.com - Financial News

  • The term "August story" has special meaning in the language called newspaperese.

    chron.com Chronicle

  • Industrial output dropped 0.3% in August from the previous month, missing forecasts for a 1.1% rise, the government said Thursday.

    Industrial Output Dropped 3% in August

  • Industrial output dropped 0.3% in August from the previous month, missing forecasts for a 1.1% rise.

    World Watch

  • Taiwan's exports rose 26.6% in August from a year earlier, a slowdown from July's 38.5% increase but still strong.

    Taiwan Raises Rates, Gingerly

  • While exports to the U.S. rose only 8.8% in August from a year earlier, to 776.1 billion yen, exports to China — Japan's largest trading partner — rose 18.5% to 1.048 trillion yen, and exports to Asia as a whole were up 18.6% at 3.053 trillion yen.

    Japan Plans Stimulus as Export Growth Slows

  • Sales at Costco locations open a year or more rose 5% in August from the prior year; at rival BJ's Wholesale Corp. they rose just 1.9%.

    Reasons to Be Wary of Warehouse Chains

  • Global chip sales rose 1.8% in August from a month earlier despite more signs of a slowing economy, the sixth-straight period of month-to-month growth, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association.

    Global Chip Sales Rise

  • BERLIN — German industrial production increased 1.7% in August from the previous month, the economics ministry said Thursday, beating expectations and adding to evidence that the country's economy is recovering at a steady pace.

    German Industrial Output Beats Expectations

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