What is August?

  • (adj): Profoundly honored.
    Synonyms: revered, venerable
    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 ...
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. 17-year old sergeant major, received the Medal of Honor for his actions at Baton Rouge in August 1862 ...
95th Bomb Group - History - Lineage
... January 1942 Activated on 15 June 1942 Redesignated 95 Bombardment Group, Heavy, on 20 August 1943 Inactivated on 28 August 1945 Redesignated 95 Bombardment ... and inactivated, 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 ...
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) ...

More definitions of "August":

  • (adj): Of or befitting a lord.
    Example: "Of august lineage"
    Synonyms: grand, lordly
  • (noun): The month following July and preceding September.
    Synonyms: Aug

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    Until, on Vinegar Hill, the fatal conclave.
    Terraced thousands died, shaking scythes at cannon.
    The hillside blushed, soaked in our broken wave.
    They buried us without shroud or coffin
    And in August the barley grew up out of the grave.
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