Definitions of lie

  1. originate ( in); " The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country"
  2. be and remain in a particular state or condition; " lie dormant"
  3. a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth
  4. position or manner in which something is situated
  5. Norwegian diplomat who was the first Secretary General of the United Nations ( 1896- 1968)
  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"
  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"
  8. assume a reclining position; " lie down on the bed until you feel better"
  9. be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
  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"
  11. See Lye.
  12. A falsehood uttered or acted for the purpose of deception; an intentional violation of truth; an untruth spoken with the intention to deceive.
  13. A fiction; a fable; an untruth.
  14. Anything which misleads or disappoints.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. To lodge; to sleep.
  20. To be still or quiet, like one lying down to rest.
  21. To be sustainable; to be capable of being maintained.
  22. The position or way in which anything lies; the lay, as of land or country.
  23. To be or exist; to belong or pertain; to have an abiding place; to consist; - with in.
  24. To rest in a reclining position; to take such a position; rest or remain; be situated or placed.
  25. To speak a falsehood.
  26. A faleshood.
  27. Lay.
  28. Lain.
  29. Lying.
  30. Lied,.
  31. Anything meant to deceive: an intentional violation of truth: anything that misleads.
  32. To utter falsehood with an intention to deceive: to make a false representation:- pr. p. lying; pa. t. and pa. p. lied.
  33. 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.
  34. Which see.
  35. An intentional falsehood; deception.
  36. To rest horizontally, lean, be situated, consist.
  37. To utter falsehood.
  38. To rest or lay oneself down at full length; sleep; lodge; abide.
  39. To utter falsehood; give a deceitful impression.
  40. An untruth; falsehood.
  41. A false statement, uttered for the purpose of deception; an intentional violation of truth; a fiction; anything that misleads.
  42. How a thing lies; position.
  43. To utter falsehood with an intention to deceive; to say or do that which deceives another. To give the lie, to charge with falsehood.
  44. 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.
  45. A statement not true; a falsehood.
  46. To state that which is not the truth; to tell a falsehood.
  47. 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.
  48. In geol., the manner in which strata are disposed.

Quotes of lie

  1. The reason for the slow progress of the world seems to lie in a single fact. Every man is born under the yoke, and grows up beneath the oppressions of his age. – John Jay Chapman
  2. A great lie is like a great fish on dry land; it may fret and fling and make a frightful bother, but it cannot hurt you. You have only to keep still, and it will die of itself. – George Crabbe
  3. My mother taught me that when you stand in the truth and someone tells a lie about you, don't fight it. – Whitney Houston
  4. Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time. – John Lubbock
  5. Even a secret agent can't lie to a Jewish mother. – Peter Malkin
  6. Lie down and listen to the crabgrass grow The faucet leak, and learn to leave them so. – Marya Mannes
  7. Someone who lies about the little things will lie about the big things too. – Terry McAuliffe
  8. Grow your tree of falsehood from a small grain of truth. Do not follow those who lie in contempt of reality. Let your lie be even more logical than the truth itself, so the weary travelers may find repose. – Czeslaw Milosz
  9. To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me. – Isaac Newton
  10. That God cannot lie is no advantage to your argument, because it is no proof that priests can not, or that the Bible does not. – Thomas Paine
  11. He knew the lie of silence to be as evil as the lie of speech. – Gilbert Parker
  12. But I would lie on the floor and analyze everything. I'd listen to all the strings and the background vocals on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack and try to pick out the different instruments. – Kevin Richardson
  13. I refuse to stand up in front of a rabbi and my friends and the woman I love- who I will tell you I can love with all my heart- and promise she will be the only one I will ever have until the day I die. That's a lie – Gene Simmons
  14. Don't lie if you don't have to. – Leo Szilard
  15. Eyes lie if you ever look into them for the character of the person. – Stevie Wonder

Usage examples for lie

  1. And now lie down and go to sleep, there's a good girl." – The Great Hunger by Johan Bojer
  2. " I don't think it's never right to lie – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
  3. Lie still for a while, my good fellow. – Middy and Ensign by G. Manville Fenn
  4. He could not tell a lie – Timar's Two Worlds by Mór Jókai
  5. Not a lie certainly. – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope
  6. You lie even to yourself. – The Princess Virginia by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  7. Then she thought that she would tell the lie – An Old Man's Love by Anthony Trollope
  8. I lie here thinking- thinking only of Bayworth. – Jane Oglander by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  9. Lie to me, if you must!" – A Romance of Wastdale by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  10. Do you think I want you to lie to me? – A Little Rebel by Mrs. Hungerford
  11. You know that it is a lie – Montezuma's Daughter by H. Rider Haggard
  12. I'll- I'll lie in wait for him on his way home and shoot him. – Loyal to the School by Angela Brazil
  13. Besides, it would have been a lie – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  14. Only one more lie – The Salamander by Owen Johnson
  15. " He speakee lie said Hamed. – The Three Commanders by W.H.G. Kingston
  16. Why should I lie to you, Mr. Seiden? – The Competitive Nephew by Montague Glass
  17. I'll be sure to think of some lie – Penny Plain by Anna Buchan (writing as O. Douglas)
  18. Why should I tell a lie – Rossmoyne by Unknown
  19. Which is no lie either. – Yollop by George Barr McCutcheon
  20. By your courtesie, pray let me lie now by your side. – The Nibelungenlied by Unknown

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