from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Augustine 1, Saint A.D. 354-430. Early Christian church father and philosopher who served (396-430) as the bishop of Hippo (in present-day Algeria). Through such writings as the autobiographical Confessions (397) and the voluminous City of God (413-426), he profoundly influenced Christianity, arguing against Manicheanism and Donatism and helping to establish the doctrine of original sin.
- Augustine 2, Saint. Called "Apostle of the English.” Died c. 604. Italian-born missionary and prelate who introduced Christianity to southern Britain and in 598 was ordained as the first archbishop of Canterbury.
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- proper n. Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-430), a church father and a writer.
- proper n. A male given name.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A member of one of the religious orders called after St. Augustine; an Austin friar.
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- n. (Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian church; after a dramatic conversion to Christianity he became bishop of Hippo Regius in North Africa; St. Augustine emphasized man's need for grace (354-430)
Latin Augustinus, derivative of Augustus. (Wiktionary)