a lincoln

Lincoln

[ling-kuhn]
noun
1.
Abbey (Anna Marie Gaby Wooldridge; Aminata Moseka) born 1930, U.S. jazz singer, activist, and actress.
2.
Abraham ("Abe"; "Honest Abe") 1809–65, 16th president of the U.S. 1861–65.
3.
Benjamin, 1733–1810, American Revolutionary general.
4.
Mary Todd, 1818–82, U.S. First Lady 1861–65 (wife of Abraham Lincoln).
5.
a city in and the capital of Nebraska, in the SE part.
6.
a city in Lincolnshire, in E central England.
7.
a town in N Rhode Island.
8.
a city in central Illinois.
9.
a town in S Ontario, in S Canada, on Lake Ontario.
11.
a mountain in central Colorado, in the Park Range of the Rocky Mountains. 14,286 feet (4357 meters).
12.
one of an English breed of large mutton sheep noted for their heavy fleece of coarse, long wool.
13.
a male given name.
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Lincoln1 (ˈlɪŋkən)
 
n
1.  Latin name: Lindum a city in E central England, administrative centre of Lincolnshire: an important ecclesiastical and commercial centre in the Middle Ages; Roman ruins, a castle (founded by William the Conqueror) and a famous cathedral (begun in 1086). Pop: 85 963 (2001)
2.  a city in SE Nebraska: state capital; University of Nebraska (1869). Pop: 235 594 (2003 est)
3.  short for Lincolnshire
4.  a breed of long-woolled sheep, originally from Lincolnshire

Lincoln2 (ˈlɪŋkən)
 
n
Abraham. 1809--65, US Republican statesman; 16th president of the US. His fame rests on his success in saving the Union in the Civil War (1861-- 65) and on his emancipation of slaves (1863); assassinated by John Wilkes Booth

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Lincoln
English city, county town of Lincolnshire, O.E. Lindcylene, from L. Lindum Colonia from a Latinized form of British *lindo "pool, lake" (corresponding to Welsh llyn). Originally a station for retired IX Legion veterans.
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Nebraska definition


State in the midwestern United States bordered by South Dakota to the north, Iowa and Missouri to the east, Kansas to the south, and Colorado and Wyoming to the west. Its capital is Lincoln, and its largest city is Omaha.

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