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Meaning & Definition of Lie in English

English

Lie

/laɪ/

noun

1. A statement that deviates from or perverts the truth

    synonym:
  • lie
  • ,
  • prevarication

2. Norwegian diplomat who was the first secretary general of the united nations (1896-1968)

    synonym:
  • Lie
  • ,
  • Trygve Lie
  • ,
  • Trygve Halvden Lie

3. Position or manner in which something is situated

    synonym:
  • lie

verb

1. Be located or situated somewhere

  • Occupy a certain position
    synonym:
  • lie

2. Be lying, be prostrate

  • Be in a horizontal position
  • "The sick man lay in bed all day"
  • "The books are lying on the shelf"
    synonym:
  • lie

3. Originate (in)

  • "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country"
    synonym:
  • dwell
  • ,
  • consist
  • ,
  • lie
  • ,
  • lie in

4. Be and remain in a particular state or condition

  • "Lie dormant"
    synonym:
  • lie

5. Tell an untruth

  • Pretend with intent to deceive
  • "Don't lie to your parents"
  • "She lied when she told me she was only 29"
    synonym:
  • lie

6. 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"
    synonym:
  • lie
  • ,
  • rest

7. Assume a reclining position

  • "Lie down on the bed until you feel better"
    synonym:
  • lie down
  • ,
  • lie

Examples of using

Everything seemed like a lie.
Every type of socialization requires a lie.
Tom told Mary that it was wrong to lie.