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lie

noun (n)

  • a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth (noun.communication)
    Synonym: prevarication
    source: wordnet30
  • Norwegian diplomat who was the first Secretary General of the United Nations (1896-1968) (noun.person)
    source: wordnet30
  • position or manner in which something is situated (noun.location)
    source: wordnet30
  • See Lye. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A falsehood uttered or acted for the purpose of deception; an intentional violation of truth; an untruth spoken with the intention to deceive. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • The position or way in which anything lies; the lay, as of land or country. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position (verb.stative)
    source: wordnet30
  • be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position (verb.contact)
    Antonym: stand, stand up
    source: wordnet30
  • originate (in) (verb.stative)
    Synonym: consist, dwell, lie in
    source: wordnet30
  • be and remain in a particular state or condition (verb.stative)
    Example:
    Lie dormant.
    source: wordnet30
  • tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive (verb.communication)
    Example:
    Don't lie to your parents.
    She lied when she told me she was only 29.
    source: wordnet30
  • have a place in relation to something else (verb.stative)
    Synonym: rest
    Example:
    The fate of Bosnia lies in the hands of the West.
    The responsibility rests with the Allies.
    source: wordnet30
  • assume a reclining position (verb.motion)
    Synonym: lie down
    Antonym: arise, get up, rise, stand up, uprise
    Example:
    Lie down on the bed until you feel better.
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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