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lie

1 [lahy]
noun
1.
a false statement made with deliberate intent to deceive; an intentional untruth; a falsehood. prevarication, falsification. truth.
2.
something intended or serving to convey a false impression; imposture: His flashy car was a lie that deceived no one.
3.
an inaccurate or false statement; a falsehood.
4.
the charge or accusation of telling a lie: He flung the lie back at his accusers.
verb (used without object), lied, lying.
5.
to speak falsely or utter untruth knowingly, as with intent to deceive. prevaricate, fib.
6.
to express what is false; convey a false impression.
verb (used with object), lied, lying.
7.
to bring about or affect by lying (often used reflexively): to lie oneself out of a difficulty; accustomed to lying his way out of difficulties.
Idioms
8.
give the lie to,
a.
to accuse of lying; contradict.
b.
to prove or imply the falsity of; belie: His poor work gives the lie to his claims of experience.
9.
lie in one's throat/teeth, to lie grossly or maliciously: If she told you exactly the opposite of what she told me, she must be lying in her teeth. Also, lie through one's teeth.

Origin:
before 900; (noun) Middle English; Old English lyge; cognate with German Lüge, Old Norse lygi; akin to Gothic liugn; (v.) Middle English lien, Old English lēogan (intransitive); cognate with German lügen, Old Norse ljūga, Gothic liugan


1.See falsehood.
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lie1 (laɪ)
 
vb , lies, lying, lied
1.  (intr) to speak untruthfully with intent to mislead or deceive
2.  (intr) to convey a false impression or practise deception: the camera does not lie
 
n
3.  an untrue or deceptive statement deliberately used to mislead
4.  something that is deliberately intended to deceive
5.  give the lie to
 a.  to disprove
 b.  to accuse of lying
 
Related: mendacious
 
[Old English lyge (n), lēogan (vb); related to Old High German liogan, Gothic liugan]

lie2 (laɪ)
 
vb (usually foll by on or upon) , lies, lying, lay, lain
1.  (often foll by down) to place oneself or be in a prostrate position, horizontal to the ground
2.  to be situated, esp on a horizontal surface: the pencil is lying on the desk; India lies to the south of Russia
3.  to be buried: here lies Jane Brown
4.  (copula) to be and remain (in a particular state or condition): to lie dormant
5.  to stretch or extend: the city lies before us
6.  to rest or weigh: my sins lie heavily on my mind
7.  (usually foll by in) to exist or consist inherently: strength lies in unity
8.  (foll by with)
 a.  to be or rest (with): the ultimate decision lies with you
 b.  archaic to have sexual intercourse (with)
9.  (of an action, claim, appeal, etc) to subsist; be maintainable or admissible
10.  archaic to stay temporarily
11.  lie in state See state
12.  lie low
 a.  to keep or be concealed or quiet
 b.  to wait for a favourable opportunity
 
n
13.  the manner, place, or style in which something is situated
14.  the hiding place or lair of an animal
15.  golf
 a.  the position of the ball after a shot: a bad lie
 b.  the angle made by the shaft of the club before the upswing
16.  lie of the land
 a.  the topography of the land
 b.  the way in which a situation is developing or people are behaving
 

Lie (liː)
 
n
Trygve Halvdan (ˈtryɡvə ˈhalðan). 1896--1968, Norwegian statesman; first secretary-general of the United Nations (1946--52)

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Word Origin & History

lie
"speak falsely," O.E. legan, ligan, earlier leogan (class II strong verb; past tense leag, pp. logen), from P.Gmc. *leugan (cf. O.N. ljuga, Dan. lyve, O.Fris. liaga, Ger. lügen, Goth. liugan), from PIE base *leugh- "to tell a lie."

lie
"rest horizontally," O.E. licgan (class V strong verb; past tense læg, pp. legen), from P.Gmc. *legjanan (cf. O.N. liggja, O.Fris. lidzia, M.Du. ligghen, Ger. liegen, Goth. ligan), from PIE *legh- (cf. Hittite laggari "falls, lies," Gk. lekhesthai "to lie down," L. lectus "bed," O.C.S. lego "to
lie down," Lith. at-lagai "fallow land," O.Ir. laigim "I lie down," Ir. luighe "couch, grave"). To lie with "have sexual intercourse" is from c.1300.

lie
"an untruth," O.E. lyge, from P.Gmc. *lugin (cf. O.N. lygi, Dan. løgn, O.Fris. leyne, Ger. Lüge, Goth. liugn). To give the lie to "accuse directly of lying" is attested from 1593. Lie-detector first recorded 1909.
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Medical Dictionary

lie (lī)
n.
The manner or position in which something is situated, especially the relation that the long axis of a fetus bears to that of its mother.

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Bible Dictionary

Lie definition


an intentional violation of the truth. Lies are emphatically condemned in Scripture (John 8:44; 1 Tim. 1:9, 10; Rev. 21:27; 22:15). Mention is made of the lies told by good men, as by Abraham (Gen. 12:12, 13; 20:2), Isaac (26:7), and Jacob (27:24); also by the Hebrew midwives (Ex. 1:15-19), by Michal (1 Sam. 19:14), and by David (1 Sam. 20:6). (See ANANIAS.)

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