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a female given name, form of Caroline or Carolyn.


or lin


noun Chiefly Scot.

a waterfall or torrent of rushing water in a river or stream.
a pool of water, especially at the foot of a waterfall.
a steep ravine or precipice.

Origin of linn

before 1000; conflation of Old English hlynn torrent (not recorded in ME), and Scots Gaelic linne, cognate with Irish linn, Welsh llyn

lin. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for lin

Contemporary Examples of lin

Historical Examples of lin

  • A tan-yard hand who played the violin by ear had supplanted Lin.

  • To Lin's persistent inquiries, Alfred admitted that the mule had kicked him.

  • In a maudlin way he stuttered: "L-o-o-k-o-u-t, Lin, she'll k-k-i-c-k you."

  • Lin "wondered what gran'muther would say when she heard of his 'sickness'."

  • Harrison continually quizzed Alfred as to Lin's attitude toward him.

British Dictionary definitions for lin


noun mainly Scot

a waterfall or a pool at the foot of it
a ravine or precipice

Word Origin for linn

C16: probably from a confusion of two words, Scottish Gaelic linne pool and Old English hlynn torrent
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