from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A borough of eastern England northeast of Nottingham. Located on the site of Roman, Saxon, and Danish settlements, it was first chartered in 1157. Population: 85,900.
  • A city of central Illinois north-northeast of Springfield. It was platted (1853) with the aid of Abraham Lincoln, who practiced law here from 1847 to 1859. Population: 14,800.
  • The capital of Nebraska, in the southeast part of the state southwest of Omaha. Founded in 1864 as Lancaster, it was renamed when it was chosen as the state capital in 1867. Population: 241,000.
  • n. Any of a breed of sheep with long wool, developed in Lincolnshire, a county of eastern England.
  • Lincoln, Abbey Originally Anna Marie Gaby Wooldridge. Now known as Aminata Moseka. Born 1930. American singer and actress who led a jazz group which included Sonny Rollins and Max Roach. In later years she became an advocate for racial equality.
  • Lincoln, Abraham 1809-1865. The 16th President of the United States (1861-1865), who led the Union during the Civil War and emancipated slaves in the South (1863). He was assassinated shortly after the end of the war by John Wilkes Booth.
  • Lincoln, Mary Todd 1818-1882. First Lady of the United States (1861-1865) as the wife of President Abraham Lincoln. Born in the South, she was criticized during the Civil War for allegedly having Confederate sympathies.
  • MountLincoln A peak, 4,357.2 m (14,286 ft) high, in the Rocky Mountains of central Colorado. It is the highest elevation of the Park Range.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A placename, originally in Lincolnshire, England.
  • proper n. An English surname.
  • proper n. Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States during the Civil War.
  • proper n. A male given name of American usage, originally in honor of Abraham Lincoln.
  • proper n. A brand of American automobile.
  • proper n. An English breed of sheep.
  • proper n. The capital of Nebraska.
  • proper n. A county in many U.S. states.
  • proper n. A five-dollar bill.
  • proper n. A high altitude, long range bomber based on the Avro Lancaster.

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

  • n. capital of the state of Nebraska; located in southeastern Nebraska; site of the University of Nebraska
  • n. 16th President of the United States; saved the Union during the American Civil War and emancipated the slaves; was assassinated by Booth (1809-1865)
  • n. long-wooled mutton sheep originally from Lincolnshire


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Old English Lindcoln, from Latin Lindum Colonia, from Brythonic Lindo, Lindon, probably from *linn ‘pool’, in reference to the Brayford.



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