Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of central Kansas west of Topeka. From 1867, when the railroad arrived, until 1871, it was a major shipping point for Texas cattle.
  • A city of west-central Texas west-southwest of Fort Worth. Founded in 1881 with the coming of the railroad, the city first prospered as a shipping center for cattle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Belonging to a prehistoric culture of central Texas, characterized by oval grinding stones.
  • proper noun A city of west-central Texas west-southwest of Fort Worth; founded in 1881 with the coming of the railroad, the city first prospered as a shipping center for cattle.
  • proper noun A city in Kansas.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a town in central Kansas to the west of Topeka; home of Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • noun a city in central Texas

Etymologies

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Named for the town of Abilene, Texas, near where the artifacts were discovered.

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Origin unknown.

Examples

  • ABILENE (April 19, 2010) -- The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor softball team grabbed the lead in the middle innings of both games and the Cru held on for a doubleheader sweep of Hardin-Simmons University Monday afternoon in Abilene.

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  • ABILENE (April 19, 2010) -- The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor softball team grabbed the lead in the middle innings of both games and the Cru held on for a doubleheader sweep of Hardin-Simmons University Monday afternoon in Abilene.

    KWTX - HomePage - Headlines

  • ABILENE (April 19, 2010) -- The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor softball team grabbed the lead in the middle innings of both games and the Cru held on for a doubleheader sweep of Hardin-Simmons University Monday afternoon in Abilene.

    KWTX - HomePage - Headlines

  • ABILENE (April 19, 2010) -- The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor softball team grabbed the lead in the middle innings of both games and the Cru held on for a doubleheader sweep of Hardin-Simmons University Monday afternoon in Abilene.

    KWTX - HomePage - Headlines

  • ABILENE (April 19, 2010) -- The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor softball team grabbed the lead in the middle innings of both games and the Cru held on for a doubleheader sweep of Hardin-Simmons University Monday afternoon in Abilene.

    KWTX - HomePage - Headlines

  • ABILENE (April 19, 2010) -- The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor softball team grabbed the lead in the middle innings of both games and the Cru held on for a doubleheader sweep of Hardin-Simmons University Monday afternoon in Abilene.

    KWTX - HomePage - Headlines

  • ABILENE (July 29, 2009) -- The owner of 15 horses will not be allowed to recover the rescued animals that were removed from her Abilene property this month.

    KWTX - HomePage - Headlines

  • ABILENE (AP) - An Abilene woman accused of scalding her twin infants in the bathtub because one of them soiled his diaper has been indicted.

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  • The Dwight D. Eisenhower Library in Abilene, Kan., was not able to find any record of Brodrick being a pilot for Ike.

    Heroes or Villains?

  • That money will be obtained from the sale of three adult retail properties that he owns and has now forfeited in Abilene, Amarillo and Merkel, Texas.

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