August name

blacklight6

Senior Member
Spanish
What does the august name mean in this context??

But garages and cotton gins had encroached and obliterated even the august names of that neighborhood; only Miss Emily's house was left, lifting its stubborn and coquettish decay above the cotton wagons and the gasoline pumps - an eyesore among eyesores.

It's from "A rose for Emily" by Faulkner.

Thanks in advance.
 
  • blacklight6

    Senior Member
    Spanish
    oh! I think this could fit in it. what do you think?
    Adj.
    1 august, revered, venerable
    profoundly honored; "revered holy men"
    2 august, grand, lordly.
     
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