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Definitions of lie

  1. originate (in); "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. be and remain in a particular state or condition; "lie dormant" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. position or manner in which something is situated Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Norwegian diplomat who was the first Secretary General of the United Nations (1896-1968) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive; "Don't lie to your parents"; "She lied when she told me she was only 29" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position; "The sick man lay in bed all day"; "the books are lying on the shelf" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. assume a reclining position; "lie down on the bed until you feel better" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. have a place in relation to something else; "The fate of Bosnia lies in the hands of the West"; "The responsibility rests with the Allies" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. A falsehood uttered or acted for the purpose of deception; an intentional violation of truth; an untruth spoken with the intention to deceive. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A fiction; a fable; an untruth. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Anything which misleads or disappoints. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To utter falsehood with an intention to deceive; to say or do that which is intended to deceive another, when he a right to know the truth, or when morality requires a just representation. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To rest extended on the ground, a bed, or any support; to be, or to put one's self, in an horizontal position, or nearly so; to be prostate; to be stretched out; -- often with down, when predicated of living creatures; as, the book lies on the table; the snow lies on the roof; he lies in his coffin. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To be situated; to occupy a certain place; as, Ireland lies west of England; the meadows lie along the river; the ship lay in port. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To abide; to remain for a longer or shorter time; to be in a certain state or condition; as, to lie waste; to lie fallow; to lie open; to lie hid; to lie grieving; to lie under one's displeasure; to lie at the mercy of the waves; the paper does not lie smooth on the wall. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To lodge; to sleep. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To be still or quiet, like one lying down to rest. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To be sustainable; to be capable of being maintained. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. The position or way in which anything lies; the lay, as of land or country. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To be or exist; to belong or pertain; to have an abiding place; to consist; - with in. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To rest in a reclining position; to take such a position; rest or remain; be situated or placed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. To speak a falsehood. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. A faleshood. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. Lay. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. Lain. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  28. Lying. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  29. Lied,. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  30. Anything meant to deceive: an intentional violation of truth: anything that misleads. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  31. To utter falsehood with an intention to deceive: to make a false representation:-pr.p. lying; pa.t. and pa.p. lied. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  32. To rest in a reclining posture: to lean: to press upon: to be situated: to abide: to consist: (law) to be sustainable:-pr.p. lying; pa.t. lay; pa.p. lain, (B.) lien. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  33. Which see. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  34. An intentional falsehood; deception. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  35. To rest horizontally, lean, be situated, consist. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  36. To utter falsehood. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  37. To rest or lay oneself down at full length; sleep; lodge; abide. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. To utter falsehood; give a deceitful impression. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. An untruth; falsehood. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. A false statement, uttered for the purpose of deception; an intentional violation of truth; a fiction; anything that misleads. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  41. How a thing lies; position. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  42. To utter falsehood with an intention to deceive; to say or do that which deceives another. To give the lie, to charge with falsehood. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  43. To rest in a reclining posture; to lean; to press on; to be situated; to be; to abide; to consist; to be sustainable. To lie at the heart, to be fixed as an object of affection or anxiety. To lie by, to rest; to be near. To lie in the way, to lie an obstacle or impediment. To lie hard or heavy, to oppress; to burden. To lie on hand, to remain in possession; to remain unsold. To lie on the hands, to remain unoccupied or unsold. To lie on the head, to be imputed. To lie in wait, to wait for in concealment or in ambush. To lie in one, to be in the power of; to belong to. To lie down, to lay the body on the ground; to go to rest. To lie in, to be in childbed. To lie under, to be subject to; to suffer. To lie on or upon, to be a matter of obligation or duty. To lis with, to lodge or sleep with; to have carnal knowledge of; to belong to. To lie over to remain unpaid, after the time when payment is due. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  44. A statement not true; a falsehood. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  45. To state that which is not the truth; to tell a falsehood. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  46. To rest lengthwise on or against; to press upon; to rest; to remain; to be situated; to sleep; in law, to be sustainable; to be recorded for trial. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  47. In geol., the manner in which strata are disposed. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  48. To subsist; to exist; to be sustainable; to be proper or available. Thus the phrase "an action will uot lie" means that an action cannot be sustained, or that there is no ground upon which to found the action. thelawdictionary.org
  49. To be or exist; to belong or pertain; to have an abiding place; to consist; -- with in. mso.anu.edu.au
  50. an intentional violation of the truth. Lies are emphatically condemned in Scripture ( John 8:44 ; 1 Timothy 1:9 1 Timothy 1:10 ; Revelation 21:27 ; 22:15 ). Mention is made of the lies told by good men, as by Abraham ( Genesis 12:12 Genesis 12:13 ; 20:2 ), Isaac ( 26:7 ), and Jacob ( 27:24 ); also by the Hebrew midwives ( Exodus 1:15-19 ), by Michal ( 1 Samuel 19:14 ), and by David ( 1 Samuel 20:6 ). (See ANANIAS .) biblestudytools.com
  51. To rest extended on the ground, a bed, or any support; to be, or to put one's self, in an horizontal position, or nearly so; to be prostate; to be stretched out; often with down, when predicated of living creatures; as, the book lies on the table; the snow lies on the roof; he lies in his coffin. dictgcide_fs
  52. To be or exist; to belong or pertain; to have an abiding place; to consist; with in. dictgcide_fs
  53. l[=i], n. anything meant to deceive: an intentional violation of truth: anything that misleads.--v.i. to utter falsehood with an intention to deceive: to make a false representation:--pr.p. ly'ing; pa.t. and pa.p. lied.--LIE IN ONE'S THROAT, to lie shamelessly; LIE OUT OF WHOLE CLOTH, to lie without any foundation whatever; GIVE THE LIE TO, to charge with falsehood; WHITE LIE, a conventional phrase not strictly true: a well-meant falsehood. [A.S. leógan (lyge, a falsehood), prov. Eng. lig; Dut. liegen, Goth. liugan, Ger. lügen, to lie.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  54. l[=i], v.i. to rest in a reclining posture: to lean: to press upon: to be situated: to abide: to consist: (law) to be sustainable: (Shak.) to be imprisoned: to lodge, pass the night:--pr.p. ly'ing; pa.t. lay; pa.p. lain, (B.) l[=i]'en.--n. manner of lying: relative position: an animal's lair: (golf) position of the ball for striking.--ns. L[=I]'ER, LIE'-ABED', one who lies late--also adj.--LIE ALONG, to be extended at full length; LIE AT ONE'S DOOR, to be directly imputable to one; LIE AT ONE'S HEART, to be an object of interest or affection to one; LIE BY, to take rest from labour: (Shak.) to be under the charge of; LIE HARD OR HEAVY ON, UPON, (Shak.) to, to oppress, burden; LIE IN, to be in childbed; LIE IN ONE, to be in one's power; LIE IN THE WAY, to be ready, at hand: to be an obstacle; LIE IN WAIT, to lie in ambush; LIE LOW, to conceal one's actions or intentions; LIE ON, UPON, to be incumbent on; LIE ON THE HANDS, to remain unused or unoccupied; LIE OVER, to be deferred to a future occasion; LIE TO, to be checked in sailing; LIE UNDER, to be subject to or oppressed by; LIE UP, to abstain from work; LIE WITH, to lodge or sleep with: to have carnal knowledge of; LYING-IN HOSPITAL, a hospital for those about to become mothers. [A.S. licgan; Ger. liegen; Goth. ligan.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  55. Intentional false statement (tell a l., make this; white l., excused or justified by its motive; give one the l., accuse him of lying; give the l. to supposition &c., serve to show its falsity, belie it); imposture, false belief, mistaken convention, (worship, maintain, a l.). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  56. (lying). Speak falsely, tell lie (s), (you l. in your teeth, throat, archaic or facet. forms of accusation; lies like a gas-meter, freely); take away (reputation &c.), get (oneself, person) into, out of, by lying; (of things) deceive (part., deceptive). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  57. (lying; past lay; p.p. lain& bibl. lien). 1. Of persons or animals: Have one\'s body in more or less horizontal position along ground or surface (often asleep, sick, &c.; let sleeping dogs l., avoid mooting debatable questions; l. on the bed one has made, endure consequences of past acts), have sexual intercourse with; (of the dead) be in the grave at or in, l. in STATE; assume lying position (usu. down, back, &c.); be kept or remain in specified state (l. in prison, at the mercy of, helpless, idle, close, low, perdu, in ambush, in wait); l. out of one\'s money, remain unpaid); (of game-birds) not rise; (of troops) be encamped at specified place. 2. Of things: Be at rest, usu. more or less horizontally, on surface (l. in ruins or the dust, be fallen; l. heavy, be a weight on one\'s stomach or conscience); be stored up in specified place (money lying at the bank), remain in specified state esp. waste, hid, barren, be situated (land lying high, to the east, round; find out how the land lies fig., how affairs stand), be spread out to view (lies on the surface, before us, open), (of road) lead through, by, along, among, &c.; (of ship) float in berth or at anchor; (of abstracts) exist, be to be found, reside, be arranged or related, in some position or manner (the choice lies between-; his acquaintance lay among-; knows where his interest lies; how do they lie to each other?; as far as in me lies, to best of my power; lies with you to do, is your business or right; the remedy lies in education; her strength lay in her weakness; lies in a nutshell); (Law) be admissible or sustainable (action, appeal, objection, will not l.). 3. With adv v.: l. by, be unused, keep quiet or retired; l. down in part., behaving in abject manner, not standing up to opponent &c., (take defeat, chastisement, & esp. it, lying down); l. in, be brought to bed in childbirth (lying-in hospital); l. off (naut.), stand some distance from shore or other ship; l. over, be deferred; l. to (naut.), come almost to a stop with head near wind by backing or shortening sail; l. up, go into or be in retirement, take to one\'s bed or room, (of ship) go into dock. Lie-abed, late riser. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  58. Way, direction, or position, in which thing lies; place where beast, bird, or fish, is accustomed to l. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  59. l. of the land, (fig.) state of affairs. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  60. Manner of lying; direction or position in which something lies; direction and amount of slope or inclination. Of the fetus, its attitude in relation to the shape of the uterine cavity. [Ang.-Sax.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  61. n. A criminal falsehood; an intentional violation of truth;— any thing which misleads or disappoints, as false doctrine and the like;— untruth; falsehood; fiction; deception. Cabinet Dictionary

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