A Word A Day : August
Thursday, 20th September 2007 : Today's Word is ...
August( Adjective & Noun )
Pronunciation : o'gest
1. Inspiring awe or admiration
2. Venerable for reasons of age or high rank
3. Profoundly honored
4. The eighth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar : The month following July and preceding September Etymology:
Latin augustus, meaning lordlySynonyms:
6. Grand Antonyms:
2. LowlyContextual Examples:
• The august
presence of the monarch in my wedding gave me happiness.
• About the 15th of August
the vapors ejected had sensibly diminished in intensity and thickness.
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