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Old English Lindcoln, Lindcylene, from Latin Lindum Colonia, from Proto-Brythonic *llɨnn (pool), from Proto-Celtic *lindos (lake, liquid), in reference to the Brayford. In the United States, many of the places established since 1865 are named for Abraham Lincoln.


  • IPA(key): /ˈlɪŋkən/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪŋkən

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Lincoln (countable and uncountable, plural Lincolns)

  1. A city and borough of Lincolnshire, England.
  2. An English surname from Old English.
    1. Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States during the Civil War.
  3. A male given name transferred from the surname, of American usage, originally in honor of Abraham Lincoln.
  4. A number of places in the United States:
    1. The capital city of Nebraska, and the county seat of Lancaster County.
    2. A city in Talladega County, Alabama, named after Benjamin Lincoln.
    3. A city in Washington County, Arkansas.
    4. A city in Placer County, California.
    5. An unincorporated community and census-designated place in Sussex County, Delaware.
    6. A census-designated place in Bonneville County, Idaho.
    7. A city, the county seat of Logan County, Illinois.
    8. An unincorporated community in Jackson Township, Cass County, Indiana.
    9. A minor city in Tama County, Iowa.
    10. A town and census-designated place therein, in Penobscot County, Maine.
    11. A town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
    12. A village in Gustin township and Hawes Township, Alcona County, Michigan.
    13. An unincorporated community in Augusta Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan.
    14. An unincorporated community in Scandia Valley Township, Morrison County, Minnesota.
    15. A city in Benton County, Missouri.
    16. A census-designated place in Lewis and Clark County, Montana.
    17. A town and census-designated place therein, in Grafton County, New Hampshire.
    18. A hamlet and unincorporated community in South Harrison Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey.
    19. An unincorporated community in Lincoln County, New Mexico.
    20. A town in Madison County, New York.
    21. A city in Burleigh County, North Dakota.
    22. A borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
    23. A town in Providence County, Rhode Island.
    24. An unincorporated community in Lee County, Texas.
    25. A town in Addison County, Vermont.
    26. An unincorporated community in Loudoun County, Virginia.
    27. An unincorporated community in Lincoln County, Washington.
    28. An unincorporated community in Kanawha County, West Virginia.
    29. A number of towns in Wisconsin:
      1. A town in Adams County, Wisconsin.
      2. A town in Bayfield County, Wisconsin.
      3. A town in Buffalo County, Wisconsin.
      4. A town in Burnett County, Wisconsin.
      5. A town in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin.
      6. A town in Forest County, Wisconsin.
      7. A town and unincorporated community therein, in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin;
      8. A town in Monroe County, Wisconsin.
      9. A town in Polk County, Wisconsin.
      10. A town in Trempealeau County, Wisconsin.
      11. A town in Vilas County, Wisconsin.
      12. A town in Wood County, Wisconsin.
    30. A number of townships, listed under Lincoln Township.
  5. A place in Canada:
    1. A community in Athabasca County, Alberta.
    2. A suburban community and parish in Sunbury County, New Brunswick.
    3. A town on Lake Ontario, in the Regional Municipality of Niagara, Ontario.
      Related terms: West Lincoln (township)
  6. A city in Buenos Aires province, Argentina, named after Abraham Lincoln.
  7. A village in Northern Midlands council area, Tasmania, Australia.
  8. A town in Canterbury, New Zealand, named after the Earl of Lincoln.
  9. (Oxford University, informal) Ellipsis of Lincoln College, Oxford.

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Lincoln (plural Lincolns)

  1. A brand of American automobile.
  2. An English breed of sheep.
  3. (US, slang) A five-dollar bill.
    Synonyms: Abe, Abe Lincoln
    • 1955, Ray Charles, Greenbacks:
      As I was walking down the street last night
      A pretty little girl came into sight
      I bowed and smiled and asked her name
      She said, "Hold it bud, I don't play that game"
      I reached in my pocket, and to her big surprise
      There was Lincoln staring her dead in the eyes.
    • 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.
  4. (aviation) A high-altitude, long-range bomber based on the Avro Lancaster.


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Unadapted borrowing from English Lincoln.


Proper noun[edit]

Lincoln m

  1. a male given name from English