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ˈlɪŋ kənlin·coln

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln, President Lincoln, President Abraham Lincolnnoun

    16th President of the United States; saved the Union during the American Civil War and emancipated the slaves; was assassinated by Booth (1809-1865)

  2. Lincoln, capital of Nebraskanoun

    capital of the state of Nebraska; located in southeastern Nebraska; site of the University of Nebraska

  3. Lincolnnoun

    long-wooled mutton sheep originally from Lincolnshire


  1. lincolnadjective

    Pertaining to Abe Lincoln, as Lincoln Logs.

  2. Lincolnnoun

    A placename, originally in Lincolnshire, England.

  3. Lincolnnoun

    Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States during the Civil War.

  4. Lincolnnoun

    of American usage, originally in honor of Abraham Lincoln.

  5. Lincolnnoun

    A brand of American automobile.

  6. Lincolnnoun

    An English breed of sheep.

  7. Lincolnnoun

    The capital of Nebraska.

  8. Lincolnnoun

    A county in many U.S. states.

  9. Lincolnnoun

    A five-dollar bill.

  10. Lincolnnoun

    A high altitude, long range bomber based on the Avro Lancaster.

  11. Etymology: Lindcoln, from Lindum Colonia, from Lindo, Lindon, probably from *linn ‘pool’, in reference to the Brayford.


  1. Lincoln

    The City of Lincoln is the capital and the second-most populous city of the U.S. state of Nebraska, after Omaha. Lincoln is also the county seat of Lancaster County and the home of the University of Nebraska. Lincoln's 2010 Census population was 258,379. Lincoln was founded in 1856 as the village of Lancaster, and became the county seat of the newly created Lancaster County in 1859. The capital of Nebraska Territory had been Omaha since the creation of the territory in 1854; however, most of the territory's population lived south of the Platte River. After much of the territory south of the Platte considered annexation to Kansas, the legislature voted to move the capital south of the river and as far west as possible. The village of Lancaster was chosen, in part due to the salt flats and marshes. Omaha interests attempted to derail the move by having Lancaster renamed after the recently assassinated President Abraham Lincoln. Many of the people south of the river had been sympathetic to the Confederate cause in the recently concluded Civil War, and it was assumed that the legislature would not pass the measure if the future capital were named after Abraham Lincoln. The ploy did not work, as Lancaster was renamed Lincoln and became the state capital upon Nebraska's admission to the Union on March 1, 1867. The choice to name the capital city "Lincoln" caused quite a stir among the constituents, whose sentiments were mixed regarding who should have won the Civil War.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Lincoln

    capital of Lincolnshire, on the Witham, 130 m. N. of London; is a very old and quaint city, with one of the finest cathedrals in England, and many historic buildings. Its annual spring horse-fair is among the largest in the world. It manufactures agricultural instruments, and trades in flour. Its stands on the Oolitic Ridge, and commands a wide view of the Trent Valley.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. lincoln

    (anc. Lindum Colonia). A city of England, the capital of Lincolnshire, on the Witham. It was at the period of the Conquest rich and populous. It was taken several times by Saxons and Danes. Without Newport-gate, upon Lincoln plain, was fought the battle between the partisans of the empress Maud, commanded by the Earl of Gloucester, and the army of Stephen, in which the king was defeated and taken prisoner, February 2, 1141. Lincoln was the scene of important operations during the civil wars in the reign of King John; and here the party of the Dauphin was completely overthrown by the Earl of Pembroke during the minority of Henry III. During the great civil war the royalists obtained possession of the city, but it was stormed by the Parliamentary army under the Earl of Manchester, May 5, 1644.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Lincoln

    Originally Llyn-dun, the Celtic for “Pool hill,” or the town built on the eminence overlooking the Swanpool, which was not drained until the eighteenth century. When the Romans established themselves here they called it Lindum Colonia, or the colony beside the pool. Of this name, therefore, Lincoln is a softened abbreviation.

British National Corpus

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Lincoln' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4061

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lincoln in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lincoln in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Lincoln in a Sentence

  1. Jill Biden:

    War and conflict, death and loss are not relics of our American history; they're a part of Americans' story. Here in Arlington lie heroes who gave what President Lincoln called ‘the last full measure of devotion,’ they did not only die at Gettysburg or in Flanders Field or on the beaches of Normandy, but in the mountains of Afghanistan, the deserts of Iraq in the last 20 years.

  2. Author Unknown:

    It never occurs to some politicians that Lincoln is worth imitating as well as quoting.

  3. Robert Davis:

    I think Lincoln was one of those men who could see through the fog of time, the fog of history, and he had a vision of a road for this country, we're not there yet. Ferguson showed us that ... but we're still on that road.

  4. President Obama:

    2016 Democratic Power Index :1) Hillary Clinton ; 2) Joe Biden ; 3) Bernie Sanders ; 4) Martin O’Malley ; 5) Jim Webb ; 6) ElizabethWarren ; 7) Lincoln Chafee Obama says Hillary Clinton made a ‘ mistake ’ with secret server - Fox News :.

  5. Steve Schmidt:

    A presidential candidate who seeks to be the nominee of the party of [President Abraham] Lincoln should be able to talk contextually and historically about this flag, about these issues, about what it once meant and what it means today, this is one of those moments where the right thing to say and do is so obvious --- and you watch, one by one by one by one, how the political calculations and maneuverings take place at the expense of doing the right thing.

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