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  Definition of lie
  1. a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth
  2. position or manner in which something is situated
  3. Norwegian diplomat who was the first Secretary General of the United Nations (1896-1968)
  4. tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive; "Don''t lie to your parents"; "She lied when she told me she was only 29"
  5. be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position; "The sick man lay in bed all day"; "the books are lying on the shelf"
  6. assume a reclining position; "lie down on the bed until you feel better"
  7. originate (in); "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country"
  8. be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
  9. 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"
  10. be and remain in a particular state or condition; "lie dormant"
Similar Words: prevarication, Lie, Trygve Lie, Trygve Halvden Lie, lie down, dwell, consist, belong, lie in, rest

 

Hyponyms: fib, story, tale, tarradiddle, taradiddle, jactitation, whopper, walloper, white lie, romance, perjure, sun, sunbathe, sprawl, recumb, repose, recline, overlie, lie awake, bask, stretch, stretch out, charge, prostrate, bow down, inhere, pertain, appertain, nestle, intervene, top, mediate, ride, lap, localize, localise, focalize, focalise, slant, precede, predate, underlie, cap, crest, front, look, face, back, flank, head, dominate, command, overlook, overtop, line, run along, orient, point, look out on, look out over, look across

 

Grouped Verbs: lie down, rest

 

Entailments: lie down

 

Derivational Morphology: beat around the bush, equivocate, tergiversate, prevaricate, palter, rest, dwell, consist, belong, lie in, prevarication, liar, prevaricator, lying, fabrication

 

Anagrams: lei

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 說謊 and 谎言 and   Danish: løgn and ligge and lyve  
Dutch: leugen and liegen and liggen   Estonian: valetama  
Finnish: maata and vale and valehdella   French: mensonge and mentir and se coucher  
German: Lüge and lügen and liegen   Greek: ψέμμα and ψεύδομαι and κείτομαι  
Hebrew: לשכב and לשקר and שקר   Hindi: झूठ  
Icelandic: Liggja and ljúga and lygi   Ido: jacar and mentiar  
Indonesian: baring   Interlingua: mendacio  
Italian: bugia and giacere and mentire   Japanese: and 嘘を吐く and 横になる  
Korean: 놓이다 and 거짓말 and 거짓말하다   Latin: iacere and mentiri  
Malayalam: കിടക്കുക and നുണ   Norwegian: løgn and ligge and lyve  
Polish: kłamać and leżeć   Portuguese: mentir and mentira  
Romanian: minciună   Russian: лгать and ложь  
Slovak: ležať   Slovene: lagati and laž and ležati  
Spanish: echarse and mentir and mentira   Swedish: lögn and ligga and ljuga  
Tagalog: kasinungalingan  
 
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