Definition of august adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɔːˈɡʌst//
; NAmE NAmE//ɔːˈɡʌst//
[usually before noun] (formal)
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impressive, making you feel respect an august group of statesmen He had dared to challenge the views of an august body of imperial historians. Word Originmid 17th cent.: from French auguste or Latin augustus ‘consecrated, venerable’.
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