saint augustine

St. Augustine

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

[aw-guh-steen, aw-guhs-tin, uh-guhs-]
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.

pre-Augustine, adjective
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Augustine (ɔːˈɡʌstɪn)
 
n
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

Saint Augustine (ˈɔːɡəsˌtiːn)
 
n
a resort in NE Florida, on the Intracoastal Waterway: the oldest town in North America (1565); the northernmost outpost of the Spanish colonial empire for over 200 years. Pop: 11 915 (2003 est)

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