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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The Roman emperor Augustus, also called Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus (63 BCE - 14 CE); heir to Julius Caesar
  • proper n. A male given name taken to use in the 18th century.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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)



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