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How to Pronounce lie?

Correct pronunciation for the word "lie" is [lˈa͡ɪ], [lˈa‍ɪ], [l_ˈaɪ].

Definition of lie

  1. A false statement, uttered for the purpose of deception; an intentional violation of truth; a fiction; anything that misleads.
  2. 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.
  3. How a thing lies; position.
  4. 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

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What is the present tense of Lie?

  • The personal forms of the verb "to lie" in present tense are:

  • - I lie

  • - You lie

  • - He/she/it lies

  • - We lie

  • - You lie

  • - They lie
  • What is the past tense of Lie?

  • The personal forms of the verb "lie" in the past tense are:

  • 1st person singular: I lay

  • 2nd person singular: you lay

  • 3rd person singular: he/she/it lay

  • 1st person plural: we lay

  • 2nd person plural: you lay

  • 3rd person plural: they lay
  • What is the adverb for lie?

    The adverb for the word "lie" is "lyingly".

    What is the adjective for lie?

    The adjective form of the word "lie" is "lying".

    Usage over time for lie:

    This graph shows how "lie" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

    What is the plural form of lie?

    The plural of the "lie" can be the "lies".

    What is the singular form of lie?

    The singular of the "lie" can be the "lie".

    Synonyms for Lie:


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