Lincoln

noun
Lin·​coln | \ ˈliŋ-kən How to pronounce Lincoln (audio) \

Definition of Lincoln

 (Entry 1 of 4)

: any of an English breed of long-wooled mutton-type sheep

Lincoln

biographical name (1)
Lin·​coln | \ ˈliŋ-kən How to pronounce Lincoln (audio) \

Definition of Lincoln (Entry 2 of 4)

Abraham 1809–1865 16th president of the U.S. (1861–65)

Lincoln

biographical name (2)

Definition of Lincoln (Entry 3 of 4)

Benjamin 1733–1810 American general in Revolution

Lincoln

geographical name
Lin·​coln | \ ˈliŋ-kən How to pronounce Lincoln (audio) \

Definition of Lincoln (Entry 4 of 4)

1 city in southeastern Nebraska population 258,379

Note: Lincoln is the capital of Nebraska.

2 city in eastern England population 100,000

Note: Lincoln is the capital of Lincolnshire.

Other Words from Lincoln

Biographical name (1)

Lincolnesque \ ˌliŋ-​kə-​ˈnesk How to pronounce Lincolnesque (audio) \ or Lincolnian \ liŋ-​ˈkō-​nē-​ən How to pronounce Lincolnian (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of Lincoln

Noun

1837, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Lincoln

Noun

Lincolnshire, England

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