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1 16th President of the United States; saved the Union during the Civil War and emancipated the slaves; was assassinated by Booth (1809-1865) [syn: Abraham Lincoln, President Lincoln, President Abraham Lincoln]
2 capital of the state of Nebraska; located in southeastern Nebraska; site of the University of Nebraska [syn: capital of Nebraska]
3 long-wooled mutton sheep originally from Lincolnshire

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Lindcoln, from Lindum Colonia, from Lindo, Lindon, probably from *linn ‘pool’, in reference to the Brayford.


  • /'lɪŋkən/

Proper noun

en-proper noun Lincolns
  1. A placename, originally in Lincolnshire, England.
  2. An English surname.
  3. Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States during the Civil War.
  4. A given name of American usage, originally in honor of Abraham Lincoln.
  5. A brand of American automobile.
  6. An English breed of sheep.
  7. A county in many U.S. states.
  8. A five-dollar bill.
    • 1989, Albert William Gray, Size, page 117
      A Jackson, a Lincoln, three singles. He was seven bucks short, […].
    • 2006, EminemsRevenge, Jew Girl, page 181
      […] not only winning the hand, but also collecting a five dollar per player bonus. […]. Jonah yelled to Fred, who crumpled up a Lincoln and tossed it toward him.
  9. A high altitude, long range bomber based on the Avro Lancaster.


a city, a surname

Extensive Definition

The now widespread name Lincoln originated in the city Lincoln in Lincolnshire, England. Its name is a contraction of the Latin Lindum Colonia, which was the name of a colony for veteran Roman soldiers. Lindum itself was the Roman version of the Celtic Llyn Dhu, literally "Black Lake or Pool", which is thought to be a reference to shallow pools of the River Witham, now known as the Brayford Pool. When the English counties (called "shires" at that time) were established in around the 11th century, Lincoln became the principal town of Lincolnshire. Various municipalities in the Commonwealth of Nations are named in honor of Lincoln, Lincolnshire.
The name Lincoln was later taken as a surname. The most widely known person with this surname is Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth President of the United States. Lincoln may refer to:


The most widely known person with the surname Lincoln is Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth President of the United States.

Abraham Lincoln family


Place names (municipalities)

The original Lincoln is the city of Lincoln, Lincolnshire in the United Kingdom.

French Polynesia

United Kingdom

Buildings and roads

* Lincoln Castle, England


  • Lincoln (film), a 2009 film about Abraham Lincoln starring Liam Neeson
  • Lincoln (novel), Gore Vidal's 1984 book on the U.S. President
  • Lincoln (album), a record album by the band They Might Be Giants, named in honor of Lincoln, Massachusetts
  • Lincoln Imp, a purported evil sprite petrified in the Lincoln Cathedral
  • Lincoln Records, a record label from the 1920s, prominently featuring President Lincoln's image in its logo
  • Lincoln City F.C., Football club from Lincoln, England
  • Lincoln (variety show), a Japanese variety show
  • Linkin Park (name sounds like Lincoln) is a rock band from Agoura Hills, California.

Ships, aircraft and automobiles





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