Pronunciation: līd
n.1.See Lye.
1.A falsehood uttered or acted for the purpose of deception; an intentional violation of truth; an untruth spoken with the intention to deceive.
2.A fiction; a fable; an untruth.
3.Anything which misleads or disappoints.
Wishing this lie of life was o'er.
- Trench.
To give the lie to
a - To charge with falsehood; as, the man gave him the lie.
b - To reveal to be false; as, a man's actions may give the lie to his words.
White lie
a euphemism for such lies as one finds it convenient to tell, and excuses himself for telling.
v. i.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Lied (līd); p. pr. & vb. n. Lying (lī"ĭng).]
1.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.
[imp. Lay (lā); p. p. Lain (lān), (Lien (lī"ĕn), Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. Lying.]
2.To be situated; to occupy a certain place; as, Ireland lies west of England; the meadows lie along the river; the ship lay in port.
3.To abide; to remain for a longer or shorter time; to be in a certain state or condition; as, to lie waste; to lie fallow; to lie open; to lie hid; to lie grieving; to lie under one's displeasure; to lie at the mercy of the waves; the paper does not lie smooth on the wall.
4.To be or exist; to belong or pertain; to have an abiding place; to consist; - with in.
5.To lodge; to sleep.
6.To be still or quiet, like one lying down to rest.
The wind is loud and will not lie.
- Shak.
7.(Law) To be sustainable; to be capable of being maintained.
To lie along the shore
(Naut.) to coast, keeping land in sight.
To lie at the door of
to be imputable to; as, the sin, blame, etc., lies at your door.
To lie at the heart
to be an object of affection, desire, or anxiety.
To lie at the mercy of
to be in the power of.
- Sir W. Temple.
To lie by
a - To remain with; to be at hand; as, he has the manuscript lying by him.
b - To rest; to intermit labor; as, we lay by during the heat of the day.
To lie hard
to press or weigh; to bear hard.
To lie in
to be in childbed; to bring forth young.
To lie in one
to be in the power of; to belong to.
To lie in the way
to be an obstacle or impediment.
- Rom. xii. 18.
To lie in wait
to wait in concealment; to lie in ambush.
To lie on
a - To depend on; as, his life lies on the result.
b - To bear, rest, press, or weigh on.
To lie low
to remain in concealment or inactive.
To lie on hand
to remain unsold or unused; as, the goods are still lying on his hands; they have too much time lying on their hands.
To lie on the head of
to be imputed to.
n.1.The position or way in which anything lies; the lay, as of land or country.
He surveyed with his own eyes . . . the lie of the country on the side towards Thrace.
- Jowett (Thucyd.).
Noun1.Lielie - a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth
Synonyms: prevarication
2.Lie - Norwegian diplomat who was the first Secretary General of the United Nations (1896-1968)
3.lie - position or manner in which something is situated
Verb1.lie - be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
2.lie - be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position; "The sick man lay in bed all day"; "the books are lying on the shelf"
sit, sit down - be seated
stand, stand up - be standing; be upright; "We had to stand for the entire performance!"
3.lie - originate (in); "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country"
Synonyms: consist, lie in, belong, dwell
4.lie - be and remain in a particular state or condition; "lie dormant"
5.lie - tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive; "Don't lie to your parents"; "She lied when she told me she was only 29"
6.lie - 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"
Synonyms: rest
7.lie - assume a reclining position; "lie down on the bed until you feel better"
Synonyms: lie down

TO LIE. That which is proper, is fit; as, an action on the case lies for an injury committed without force; corporeal hereditaments lie in livery, that is, they pass by livery; incorporeal hereditaments lie in grant, that is, pass by the force of the grant, and without any livery. Vide Lying in grant.

LiE - A symbolic mathematics package aimed at Lie groups.

["LiE, a Package for Lie Group Computations", M.A.A. van Leeuwen et al, in Computer Algebra Nederland, 1992 (ISBN 90-741160-02-7)].
To dream that someone is calling you a liar, denotes that you will be irked by some deceitful person. To dream that you are lying, suggests that you are trying to deceive yourself into believing in something that goes against your natural instincts or long held values. Ask yourself what you are hiding from yourself or from others. To dream that someone is a liar, indicates your growing distrust for that person. You may have lost your faith in that individual. Alternatively, it suggests that you are no longer as confident. To dream that you lover is a liar, forewarns that your disagreeable disposition will turn valued friendships away.aim, aspect, attitude, azimuth, be found, be located, be met with, be present, be situated, be there, be untruthful, bearing, bearings, beguile, bent, blague, bouncer, canard, carry, celestial navigation, cheat, cock-and-bull story, course, cover, crawl, current, dead reckoning, deceitfulness, deceive, delude, direction, direction line, dishonesty, distort, distortion, draw the longbow, drift, dwell in, encompass, environ, equivocate, evade, exaggerate, exaggeration, exist, exposure, extend, fable, fairy tale, falsification, falsify, falsity, farfetched story, farrago, fish story, fix, flam, flimflam, forgery, fraudulence, frontage, ghost story, go, go out, grovel, half-truth, heading, helmsmanship, hold, inaccuracy, inclination, indwell, inhere, inveracity, lay, legal fiction, libel, lie athwart, lie down, lie flat, lie flatly, lie in, lie limply, lie prone, lie prostrate, line, line of direction, line of march, line of position, little white lie, loll, lounge, mendacity, misguide, misinstruct, mislead, misrepresentation, misstate, misstatement, myth, navigation, occur, orientation, palter, pilotage, piloting, pious fiction, point, position, position line, prevaricate, quarter, radio bearing, range, reach, reach out, remain, reside, rest, ride, ride at anchor, ride easy, ride hawse full, run, set, shift, shift about, slight stretching, song and dance, span, speak falsely, sprawl, spread, stand, steerage, steering, story, straddle, stretch, stretch out, stretch the truth, surround, sweep, take in, tale, tall story, tall tale, taradiddle, tell a lie, tendency, tenor, thrust out, track, trend, trumped-up story, way, white lie, yarn
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