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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. Author Unknown:

    What made the deepest impression upon you? inquired a friend one day of Lincoln, when you stood in the presence of the Falls of Niagara, the greatest of natural wonders? ---- The thing that stuck me most forcibly when I saw the Falls, Lincoln responded with the characteristic deliberation, was where in the world did all that water come from?

  2. Eric Rassbach:

    The Pledge-in the tradition of Washington's Farewell Address or Lincoln's Gettysburg Address-is not a prayer to God, but a statement about who we are as a nation. Dissenters have every right to sit out the Pledge, but they can't silence everyone else.

  3. 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.

  4. Tara Setmayer:

    In the two decades I've known African American, he's never been afraid to speak truth to power. As a former Republican National Committee chairman, Michael's decision to join the Lincoln Project's efforts to oust Trump and his enablers is a big deal, republican National Committee's truly' country over party' personified. Michael's invaluable experience and brand of tell Republican National Committee like it is politics will fit right in on this pirate ship. Welcome aboard.

  5. Kizza Ronald:

    One day in Lincoln's life can change your whole life and all lives around you.

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