Definitions of lie

  1. To utter falsehood with an intention to deceive; to say or do that which deceives another. To give the lie, to charge with falsehood.
  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. To speak a falsehood.
  4. 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.
  5. To utter falsehood.
  6. 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.
  7. To rest in a reclining position; to take such a position; rest or remain; be situated or placed.
  8. To utter falsehood with an intention to deceive: to make a false representation:- pr. p. lying; pa. t. and pa. p. lied.
  9. To rest horizontally, lean, be situated, consist.
  10. To rest or lay oneself down at full length; sleep; lodge; abide.
  11. To utter falsehood; give a deceitful impression.
  12. originate ( in); " The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country"
  13. tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive; " Don't lie to your parents"; " She lied when she told me she was only 29"
  14. be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position; " The sick man lay in bed all day"; " the books are lying on the shelf"
  15. assume a reclining position; " lie down on the bed until you feel better"
  16. be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
  17. To state that which is not the truth; to tell a falsehood.
  18. 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.
  19. Lying.
  20. Lain.
  21. position or manner in which something is situated
  22. Norwegian diplomat who was the first Secretary General of the United Nations ( 1896- 1968)
  23. A falsehood uttered or acted for the purpose of deception; an intentional violation of truth; an untruth spoken with the intention to deceive.
  24. A fiction; a fable; an untruth.
  25. Anything which misleads or disappoints.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. The position or way in which anything lies; the lay, as of land or country.
  29. A faleshood.
  30. Anything meant to deceive: an intentional violation of truth: anything that misleads.
  31. An intentional falsehood; deception.
  32. An untruth; falsehood.
  33. A false statement, uttered for the purpose of deception; an intentional violation of truth; a fiction; anything that misleads.
  34. How a thing lies; position.
  35. A statement not true; a falsehood.
  36. In geol., the manner in which strata are disposed.
  37. 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.
  38. To lodge; to sleep.
  39. To be sustainable; to be capable of being maintained.
  40. To be or exist; to belong or pertain; to have an abiding place; to consist; - with in.
  41. Lied,.
  42. Lay.