What does Lincoln mean?

Definitions for Lincoln
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

Wiktionary

  1. lincolnadjective

    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. Lincolnnoun

    A placename, originally in Lincolnshire, England.

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

  3. Lincolnnoun

    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. Lincolnnoun

    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. Lincolnnoun

    A brand of American automobile.

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

  6. Lincolnnoun

    An English breed of sheep.

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

  7. Lincolnnoun

    The capital of Nebraska.

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

  8. Lincolnnoun

    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. Lincolnnoun

    A five-dollar bill.

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

  10. Lincolnnoun

    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. President Barack Obama:

    It's one of the few regrets of my presidency -- that the rancor and suspicion between the parties has gotten worse instead of better, i have no doubt a president with the gifts of Lincoln or Roosevelt might have better bridged the divide, and I guarantee I'll keep trying to be better so long as I hold this office.

  2. Marco Rubio:

    Our party, after four states have voted, according to all the polls, is on the verge of being taken over. The party of Lincoln and Reagan is on the verge of being taken over by a con artist named Donald Trump.

  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. We're not there yet, but we're still on that road.

  4. County Commission Chairman John Koenig:

    October 1 refers to Las Vegas, the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history. On Wednesday, county officials said they believe 1,000 to 3,000 people could potentially show up in the town of Amargosa Valley, which has a population of nearly 1,000 people. County Commission Chairman John Koenig laid out what could happen if a crowd that large ends up appearing inAmargosa. Nye County Commissioner Leo Blundo says if even 3,000 people show up to' Storm Area 51,' Nye County will put an enormous strain on the small town in Nevada. Be prepared not to have cell service, not to have Internet. There will probably be no water available, there will probably be no ice available because everything is going to sell out. There will probably be no gas left in the gas station, no food, nowhere to go potty, if youre coming, be prepared because its probably not going to be nice. STORM AREA 51 CRAZE CONTINUES AS 2M PEOPLE PLEDGE TO RAID SECRET GOVT MILITARY BASE He advised anyone planning to visit the area during the events should be prepared with food, water, and other essential items since those supplies will probably sell out very quickly. Authorities are also concerned about a massive influx of traffic that could lead to gridlock, stymying first responders and law enforcement if they are needed. County officials stressed they are worried that sources could get tied up with masses of people arriving on the lone highway in the area. Nye County commissioner Leo Blundo urged residents they should prepare by stocking up on food, water, gasoline, and prescription medication ahead of the weekend. Signs warn about trespassing at an entrance to the Nevada Test and Training Range near Area 51 outside of Rachel, Nev. ( AP Photo/John Locher, File) Cell phone service may also be impacted if thousands show up. Amargosa Town Board member Trevor Dolby told commissioners that cell phone towers in Amargosa Valley were not designed to support the thousands of people, according to FOX5. Whats scary is our 9-1-1 paging service goes through cell phones, Dolby said. CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP Earlier this month, neighboring Lincoln County drafted an emergency declaration but gave conditional approval for events in tiny towns near the once top-secret U.S. Air Force test area. that has long been a focus of UFO conspiracy theories. Alien-themed graffiti adorns a rock along the Extraterrestrial Highway, near Rachel, Nev. ( AP Photo/John Locher) TheLittle ALeInn in Rachelisscheduling an eventcalledAlienstockon Sept. 20-22, while The Alien Research Center souvenir shop in Hiko has planned a Sept. 20-21 expo. Those events in Hiko and Rachel would be about 100 miles from Amargosa Valley. Rachelswebsite says the nearest gas stations are located 50 miles south in Ash Springs and 110 miles north in Tonopah. Officials in two rural Nevada counties have signed a state of emergency declaration ahead of the' Storm Area 51' event ; William La Jeunesse reports.

  5. Kevin McCarthy:

    That language has no place in America -- that is not the America I know, and its most definitely not the party of Lincoln.

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