What is august?

  • (noun): The month following July and preceding September.
    Synonyms: Aug
    See also — Additional definitions below


August (i/ˈɔːɡʊst/ AW-guust) is the eighth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and one of seven months with a length of 31 days.

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1932 - August
... August – A farmers' revolt begins in the Midwestern United States ... August 1 – The second International Polar Year, an international scientific collaboration, begins ... August 2 – The first positron is discovered by Carl D ...
August Symbols
... August's birthstone is the peridot or onyx Its birth flower is the gladiolus or poppy, meaning beauty, strength of character, love, marriage and family ... The zodiac signs in August are Leo (until August 22)and Virgo (from August 23 onward) ...
1886 - Deaths - July–December
1811) August 9 – Samuel Ferguson, Northern Irish poet and artist (b. 1810) August 11 – Lydia Koidula, Estonian poet (b. 1843) August 16 – Ramakrishna Paramhansa, Indian spiritual figure (b ...
9th Connecticut Regiment Infantry - Subsequent Service in Louisiana and Virginia
... At Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Williams was killed under a Confederate charge on August 5 ... The final veterans were mustered out in August 1865 ... major, received the Medal of Honor for his actions at Baton Rouge in August 1862 ...
95th Bomb Group - History - Lineage
15 June 1942 Redesignated 95 Bombardment Group, Heavy, on 20 August 1943 Inactivated on 28 August 1945 Redesignated 95 Bombardment Group, Very Heavy, on 13 May 1947 Activated ... on 25 June 1966 Redesignated 95 Strategic Wing on 8 August 1966 Activated on 8 August 1966 ... Scheduled to replace the 4082d Strategic Wing on 2 August 1966 Organized on 2 August 1966 assuming the resources of the 4082d Strategic Wing (inactivated) Inactivated on 30 September 1976 Redesignated 95 ...

More definitions of "august":

  • (adj): Of or befitting a lord.
    Example: "Of august lineage"
    Synonyms: grand, lordly

Famous quotes containing the word august:

    Sorrow has the fortunate peculiarity that it preys upon itself. It dies of starvation. Since it is essentially an interruption of habits, it can be replaced by new habits. Constituting, as it does, a void, it is soon filled up by a real “horror vacui.”
    —J. August Strindberg (1849–1912)

    I dream, therefore I exist.
    —J. August Strindberg (1849–1912)

    There’s no telling what might have happened to our defense budget if Saddam Hussein hadn’t invaded Kuwait that August and set everyone gearing up for World War II½. Can we count on Saddam Hussein to come along every year and resolve our defense-policy debates? Given the history of the Middle East, it’s possible.
    —P.J. (Patrick Jake)