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ˈlɪŋ kənLin·coln

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln, President Lincoln, President Abraham Lincoln(noun)

    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 Nebraska(noun)

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

  3. Lincoln(noun)

    long-wooled mutton sheep originally from Lincolnshire

Wiktionary

  1. lincoln(Adjective)

    Pertaining to Abe Lincoln, as Lincoln Logs.

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

  2. Lincoln(ProperNoun)

    A placename, originally in Lincolnshire, England.

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

  3. Lincoln(ProperNoun)

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

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

  4. Lincoln(ProperNoun)

    of American usage, originally in honor of Abraham Lincoln.

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

  5. Lincoln(ProperNoun)

    A brand of American automobile.

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

  6. Lincoln(ProperNoun)

    An English breed of sheep.

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

  7. Lincoln(ProperNoun)

    The capital of Nebraska.

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

  8. Lincoln(ProperNoun)

    A county in many U.S. states.

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

  9. Lincoln(ProperNoun)

    A five-dollar bill.

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

  10. Lincoln(ProperNoun)

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

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

Freebase

  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

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

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

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Numerology

  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. Tracy Avant:

    One thing we have tried to do, working with the National Park Service, is to make the( entire) site more than just about people hopping off a bus, looking at the( Booth) gun and seeing where Abraham Lincoln was shot.

  2. Jack Kemp:

    Our party was founded on the irresistible idea that the Declaration of Independence applies to everyone, mr. Lincoln inspired our party with the conviction that the ultimate source of progress and prosperity is the equal freedom of all Americans to fulfill their hopes and dreams for a better future.

  3. David LaRue:

    Certainly by today’s standards, he had different ways of looking at things, but looking at Abraham Lincoln by today’s standards, you could also say he was a horrible racist.

  4. Bill Weld:

    Ours is a nation built on courage, resilience, and independence. In these times of great political strife, when both major parties are entrenched in their' win at all cost' battles, the voices of the American people are being ignored and our nation is suffering, it is time for patriotic men and women across our great nation to stand and plant a flag. It is time to return to the principles of Lincoln -- equality, dignity, and opportunity for all. There is no greater cause on earth than to preserve what truly makes America great. I am ready to lead that fight.

  5. Pete Ricketts:

    I think what it shows is that Lincoln is a very caring community and they want to honor our veterans and even for someone they don't know like Dale Quick, to come and pay their last respects, to say that we appreciate the men and women who put on that uniform, and we want to show our respect.

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