August Au"gust, n. [L. Augustus. See note below, and {August}, a.] The eighth month of the year, containing thirty-one days. [1913 Webster]

Note: The old Roman name was Sextilis, the sixth month from March, the month in which the primitive Romans, as well as Jews, began the year. The name was changed to August in honor of Augustus C[ae]sar, the first emperor of Rome, on account of his victories, and his entering on his first consulate in that month. [1913 Webster]

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