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St. Augustine

[aw-guh-steen] /ˈɔ gəˌstin/
noun
1.
a seacoast city in NE Florida: founded by the Spanish 1565; oldest city in the U.S.; resort.

Augustine

[aw-guh-steen, aw-guhs-tin, uh-guhs-] /ˈɔ gəˌstin, ɔˈgʌs tɪn, əˈgʌs-/
noun
1.
Saint, a.d. 354–430, one of the Latin fathers in the early Christian Church; author; bishop of Hippo in N Africa.
2.
Saint (Austin) died a.d. 604, Roman monk: headed group of missionaries who landed in England a.d. 597 and began the conversion of the English to Christianity; first archbishop of Canterbury 601–604.
3.
a male given name, form of Augustus.
Related forms
pre-Augustine, adjective
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  • After preaching for thirty years, St. Augustine did not consider himself free from the obligation of writing his sermons.

  • The walker in the ways of St. Augustine—in his early ways, I think.

    The Strolling Saint Raphael Sabatini
  • I told her Percy couldn't abide winds, as he was threatened with a pulmonary affection, and then she said try St. Augustine.

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  • St. Augustine's Plaza even boasts a converted 32-pounder rifle.

  • The mate noted the departure from St. Augustine light at half-past twelve.

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British Dictionary definitions for St. Augustine

Augustine

/ɔːˈɡʌstɪn/
noun
1.
Saint. 354–430 ad, one of the Fathers of the Christian Church; bishop of Hippo in North Africa (396–430), who profoundly influenced both Catholic and Protestant theology. His most famous works are Confessions, a spiritual autobiography, and De Civitate Dei, a vindication of the Christian Church. Feast day: Aug 28
2.
Saint. died 604 ad, Roman monk, sent to Britain (597 ad) to convert the Anglo-Saxons to Christianity and to establish the authority of the Roman See over the native Celtic Church; became the first archbishop of Canterbury (601–604). Feast day: May 26 or 27
3.
a member of an Augustinian order
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Word Origin and History for St. Augustine

Augustine

adj.

c.1400 in reference to members of the religious order named for St. Augustine the Great (354-430), bishop of Hippo.

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St. Augustine in Culture
Augustine [(aw-guh-steen, aw-gus-tin)]

An important teacher in the Christian church, who lived in the fourth and fifth centuries. After a dramatic conversion to Christianity, Augustine became a bishop. He is a saint of the Roman Catholic Church. His works include The City of God and his autobiography, Confessions.

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