A Word A Day : August

Thursday, 20th September 2007 : Today's Word is ...


( 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


Latin augustus, meaning lordly


1. Majestic

2. Venerable

3. Honorable

4. Noble

5. Lordly

6. Grand


1. Miserable

2. Lowly

Contextual 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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