3. Favoring; favorable; propitious; applied to persons or things. "Thy auspicious mistress." Shak. "Auspicious
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.
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.
Austral signs (Astron.), the last six signs of the zodiac, or those south of the equator.
(Aus"tral) a. [L. australis, fr. auster: cf. F. austral.] Southern; lying or being in the south; as,
austral land; austral ocean.
(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.