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


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Lincoln (plural Lincolns)

  1. A city and the county town of Lincolnshire, United Kingdom.
  2. An English surname​.
  3. Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States during the Civil War.
  4. A male given name of American usage, originally in honor of Abraham Lincoln.
  5. The capital city of the state of Nebraska in the United States of America.
  6. A county in many US states.


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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.
    • 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.


Further reading[edit]

  • Lincoln at OneLook Dictionary Search