a male given name, form of Abraham.


[ling-kuh n]


AbbeyAnna Marie Gaby WooldridgeAminata Moseka, born 1930, U.S. jazz singer, activist, and actress.
Abraham,AbeHonest Abe, 1809–65, 16th president of the U.S. 1861–65.
Benjamin,1733–1810, American Revolutionary general.
Mary Todd,1818–82, U.S. First Lady 1861–65 (wife of Abraham Lincoln).
a city in and the capital of Nebraska, in the SE part.
a city in Lincolnshire, in E central England.
a town in N Rhode Island.
a city in central Illinois.
a town in S Ontario, in S Canada, on Lake Ontario.
Mount, a mountain in central Colorado, in the Park Range of the Rocky Mountains. 14,286 feet (4357 meters).
one of an English breed of large mutton sheep noted for their heavy fleece of coarse, long wool.
a male given name.




Abraham,Abe, 1860–1951, U.S. novelist and journalist, born in Russia.
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Examples from the Web for abe

Contemporary Examples of abe

Historical Examples of abe

  • "I knowed Abe Condit," and immediately changed the conversation.

    The Underdog

    F. Hopkinson Smith

  • What do you suppose one-legged men're going to do in the resurrection, hey, Abe?

  • Maybe because he's got some sort of an agreement with Abe Goldmark.

    Old Man Curry

    Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan

  • Abe Storms was not deceived for a moment by this transparent story.

    Adrift on the Pacific

    Edward S. Ellis

  • Beasley handed the change of a twenty-dollar bill to Abe and turned to the girl.

    The Golden Woman

    Ridgwell Cullum

British Dictionary definitions for abe




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)
a city in SE Nebraska: state capital; University of Nebraska (1869). Pop: 235 594 (2003 est)
short for Lincolnshire
a breed of long-woolled sheep, originally from Lincolnshire




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


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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