Austral signs(Astron.), the last six signs of the zodiac, or those south of the equator.

(Aus`tral*a"sian) a. Of or pertaining to Australasia; as, Australasian regions.n. A native or an inhabitant of Australasia.

(Aus*tra"li*an) a. [From L. Terra Australis southern land.] Of or pertaining to Australia. n. A native or an inhabitant of Australia.

3. Favoring; favorable; propitious; — applied to persons or things. "Thy auspicious mistress." Shak. "Auspicious gales." Pope.

Syn. — See Propitious.

Aus*pi"cious*ly, adv.Aus*pi"cious*ness, n.

(||Aus"ter) n. [L. auster a dry, hot, south wind; the south.] The south wind. Pope.

(Aus*tere") [F. austère, L. austerus, fr. Gr. fr. to parch, dry. Cf. Sear.]

1. Sour and astringent; rough to the state; having acerbity; as, an austere crab apple; austere wine.

2. Severe in modes of judging, or living, or acting; rigid; rigorous; stern; as, an austere man, look, life.

From whom the austere Etrurian virtue rose.

3. Unadorned; unembellished; severely simple.

Syn. — Harsh; sour; rough; rigid; stern; severe; rigorous; strict.

(Aus*tere"ly), adv. Severely; rigidly; sternly.

A doctrine austerely logical.

(Aus*tere"ness), n.

1. Harshness or astringent sourness to the taste; acerbity. Johnson.

2. Severity; strictness; austerity. Shak.

(Aus*ter"i*ty) n.; pl. Austerities [F. austérité, L. austerias, fr. austerus. See Austere.]

1. Sourness and harshness to the taste. [Obs.] Horsley.

2. Severity of manners or life; extreme rigor or strictness; harsh discipline.

The austerity of John the Baptist.

3. Plainness; freedom from adornment; severe simplicity.

Partly owing to the studied austerity of her dress, and partly to the lack of demonstration in her manners.

(Aus"tin) a. Augustinian; as, Austin friars.

(Aus"tral) a. [L. australis, fr. auster: cf. F. austral.] Southern; lying or being in the south; as, austral land; austral ocean.

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