- 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.
- a state in the central United States. 77,237 sq. mi. (200,044 sq. km). Capital: Lincoln. Abbreviation: NE (for use with zip code), Nebr., Neb.
Examples from the Web for lincoln
Portraits of Lincoln and Eisenhower were removed from the offices of the Republican National Committee.Ed Brooke: The Senate's Civil Rights Pioneer and Prophet of a Post-Racial America
January 4, 2015
We tend to think not, but the rise of King, Kennedy, and Lincoln was unlikely, too.No Gods, No Cops, No Masters
January 1, 2015
Lincoln Davis and John Barrow and Larry Kissell and Travis Childers and on and on it went.Southern Dems Won’t Rise Again
December 5, 2014
The Copperheads, a group of Midwestern Democrats, made the accusation—and far worse—against President Lincoln during Emancipation.Why We Can’t Quit Calling Presidents ‘Kings’
November 22, 2014
He later drove two Lincoln Continentals into his lake with little in the way of explanation.Foxcatcher’s Real-Life Psycho Killer
November 18, 2014
By this movement Lincoln left Charlestown exposed to the British.The History of the First West India Regiment
A. B. Ellis
Democracy, as embodied in such a leader as Lincoln, has meant Fellowship.The American Mind
They were fond of asking me to come to supper at Lincoln on Sundays.A Writer's Recollections (In Two Volumes), Volume I
Mrs. Humphry Ward
Mr. Lincoln defended an Irishman against the charge of stealing a pig.The Railroad Question
Mr. Lincoln in his greatness says that "he will stand and fall with his Cabinet."Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863
- 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
- a state of the western US: consists of an undulating plain. Capital: Lincoln. Pop: 1 739 291 (2003 est). Area: 197 974 sq km (76 483 sq miles)Abbreviation: Nebr., (with zip code) NE
Word Origin and History for 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).
U.S. territory organized 1854, admitted as a state 1867, from a native Siouan name for the Platte River, either Omaha ni braska or Oto ni brathge, both literally "water flat." The modern river name is from French rivière platte, which means "flat river." Related: Nebraskan.
Bug eaters, a term applied derisively to the inhabitants of Nebraska by travellers on account of the poverty-stricken appearance of many parts of the State. If one living there were to refuse to eat bugs, he would, like Polonius, soon be "not where he eats but where he is eaten." [Walsh, 1892]