lie meaning

[ lai ] Pronunciation:   "lie" in a sentence
Verb: lie (lay,lain,lying,lies)  lI
  1. Be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position 
  2. Be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position
    "The sick man lay in bed all day"; "the books are lying on the shelf" 
  3. Originate (in)
    - dwell, consist, lie in 
  4. Be and remain in a particular state or condition
    "lie dormant" 
  5. Have a place in relation to something else
    "The fate of Bosnia lies in the hands of the West"
    - rest 
  6. Assume a reclining position
    "lie down on the bed until you feel better"
    - lie down
Noun: lie  lI
  1. A statement that deviates from or perverts the truth
    - prevarication 
  2. Position or manner in which something is situated
Verb: lie[2] (lied,lying,lies)
  1. Tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive
    "She lied when she told me she was only 29"
Noun: Lie  lee
  1. Norwegian diplomat who was the first Secretary General of the United Nations (1896-1968)
    - Trygve Lie, Trygve Halvden Lie

Sounds like: lye

Derived forms: lain, lying, lied, lies, lay

See also: liar, lying

Type of: be, change posture, diplomat, diplomatist, disinform, exist, falsehood, falsity, misinform, mislead, place, position, untruth

Antonym: sit, stand

Encyclopedia: Lie, Jonas Lauritz Idemil Lie, Cheat & Steal Lie Lie, Trygve Halvdan Lie, Togo Lie, Lie, Lie

A symbolic mathematics package aimed at Lie groups.
  • lie by:    1. To be inactive2 ...
  • lie in:    1. lie in BrE to ...
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  1. his head whirled. he dared not lie down.
  2. i could not lie in her pure face.
  3. he did not lie prostrate under this blow.
  4. you'll have to lie alone all your life.
  5. a child who is lied to will lie.

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