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Abe

[eyb] /eɪb/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Abraham.

Lincoln

[ling-kuh n] /ˈlɪŋ kən/
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.
Mount, 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.

Cahan

[kah-hahn] /ˈkɑ hɑn/
noun
1.
Abraham ("Abe") 1860–1951, U.S. novelist and journalist, born in Russia.
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  • His nicknames, honest Abe and the railsplitter, were exploited to the full.
  • Abe is often described as a klutz, due to his clumsy and simple nature.
British Dictionary definitions for Abe

Lincoln1

/ˈlɪŋkən/
noun
1.
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) Latin name Lindum (ˈlɪndəm)
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/
noun
1.
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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Word Origin and History for Abe

Lincoln

English city, county town of Lincolnshire, Old English Lindcylene, from Latin Lindum Colonia from a Latinized form of British *lindo "pool, lake" (corresponding to Welsh llyn). Originally a station for retired IX Legion veterans. Lincoln green as a type of dyed cloth fabric made there is from c.1500. In reference to U.S. president Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), Lincolnesque is from 1894 (earlierst reference is to the beard); Lincolniana is from (1862).

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Slang definitions & phrases for Abe

Abe's cabe

noun phrase

A five-dollar bill

[Jive talk 1930s+ & rock and roll 1950s+; fr Lincoln's portrait on the bill, perhaps a shortening and repronouncing of ''cabbage'']


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Related Abbreviations for Abe

ABE

Lehigh Valley International Airport (Allentown, PA)
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