Definitions for lie

Definitions for (noun) lie

Main entry: prevarication, lie

Definition: a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth

Main entry: lie

Definition: position or manner in which something is situated

Main entry: Lie, Trygve Halvden Lie, Trygve Lie

Definition: Norwegian diplomat who was the first Secretary General of the United Nations (1896-1968)

Definitions for (verb) lie

Main entry: lie

Definition: tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive

Usage: Don't lie to your parents; She lied when she told me she was only 29

Main entry: lie

Definition: be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position

Usage: The sick man lay in bed all day; the books are lying on the shelf

Main entry: lie, lie down

Definition: assume a reclining position

Usage: lie down on the bed until you feel better

Main entry: dwell, consist, lie, lie in

Definition: originate (in)

Usage: The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country

Main entry: lie

Definition: be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position

Main entry: lie, rest

Definition: have a place in relation to something else

Usage: The fate of Bosnia lies in the hands of the West; The responsibility rests with the Allies

Main entry: lie

Definition: be and remain in a particular state or condition

Usage: lie dormant

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