American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Augustus 63 B.C.-A.D. 14. First emperor of Rome (27 BC-AD 14) and grandnephew of Julius Caesar. Born Gaius Octavius, he took the name Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus—often referred to simply as Octavian in English texts—in 44 after Caesar's assassination. He defeated Mark Antony and Cleopatra in 31 and subsequently gained control over the empire. In 27 he was named emperor and given the honorary title Augustus.
- n. The Roman emperor Augustus, also called Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus (63 BCE - 14 CE); heir to Julius Caesar
- n. A male given name taken to use in the 18th century.
- n. Roman statesman who established the Roman Empire and became emperor in 27 BC; defeated Mark Antony and Cleopatra in 31 BC at Actium (63 BC - AD 14)
- From Latin augustus, majestic (Wiktionary)
“The Senate bestowed on Octavian the title Augustus, chosen by himself.”
“Without a word Augustus corked the whiskey bottle, retrieved his hat, and went outside.”
“The use of the title Augustus, conferred on Octavian in 27, puts the earliest possible date two years later.”
“On this victory he was saluted imperator by the senate, who conferred on him the title Augustus, B.C.”
“BC - The title Augustus is bestowed upon Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian by the Roman Senate.”
“Entering her fifth season, Augustus is the league's all-time leader at 21.2 points per game for her career.”
“Two senior colleagues both shared the title of Augustus, and two junior emperors, or Caesars, shadowed them.”
“You may be interested in Augustus Pugin, somewhat of a Catholic counterpart to William Morris.”
“Augustus is the only Wooden finalist whose team advanced to this weekend's Final Four in Indianapolis.”
“Augustus is averaging 20.1 points and shooting 54.7% from the field.”
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