Abilene Definition

ăbə-lēn
proper name
City in central Tex.
Webster's New World
pronoun

A city of west-central Texas west-southwest of Fort Worth; founded in 1881 with the coming of the railroad, the city first prospered as a shipping center for cattle.

Wiktionary

A city in Kansas.

Wiktionary
adjective

Belonging to a prehistoric culture of central Texas, characterized by oval grinding stones.

Wiktionary
other
A city of central Kansas west of Topeka. From 1867, when the railroad arrived, until 1871, it was a major shipping point for Texas cattle.
American Heritage
A city of west-central Texas west-southwest of Fort Worth. Founded in 1881 with the coming of the railroad, the city first prospered as a shipping center for cattle.
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Origin of Abilene

  • Named for the town of Abilene, Texas, near where the artifacts were discovered.

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  • Origin unknown.

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