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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. A city in Illinois, USA, and the county seat of Logan County.
  6. The capital city of the state of Nebraska in the United States of America, and the county seat of Lancaster County.
  7. A county in many US states; see Lincoln County.

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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