A lot vs. Alot: 9 Grammatical Pitfalls


[linch-burg] /ˈlɪntʃ bɜrg/
a city in central Virginia. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Article for lynch burg


city, administratively independent of, but located in, Campbell and Bedford counties, south-central Virginia, U.S. It is situated on the James River, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The city grew from a ferry landing settled in 1757 by Quakers; it was named for John Lynch, the ferry operator who owned the original town site. During the American Revolution, John's patriot brother, Charles, set up an irregular court and imposed savage penalties on Tories, giving rise to the expressions "lynch law" and lynching.

Learn more about Lynchburg with a free trial on
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Lynchburg

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for lynch

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for lynch burg