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Verb: lie (lay,lain,lying,lies)  lI
  1. Be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
     
  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"
     
  3. Originate (in)
    "The problems lie in the social injustices in this country";
    - dwell, consist, lie in
     
  4. Be and remain in a particular state or condition
    "lie dormant"
     
  5. Have a place in relation to something else
    "The fate of Bosnia lies in the hands of the West";
    - rest
     
  6. Assume a reclining position
    "lie down on the bed until you feel better";
    - lie down
Noun: lie  lI
  1. A statement that deviates from or perverts the truth
    - prevarication
     
  2. Position or manner in which something is situated
    - lay
Verb: lie[2] (lied,lying,lies)
  1. Tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive
    "She lied when she told me she was only 29"
Noun: Lie  lee
  1. Norwegian diplomat who was the first Secretary General of the United Nations (1896-1968)
    - Trygve Lie, Trygve Halvden Lie

Sounds like: liars, ly, lie

Derived forms: lies, lied, lain, lay, lying

Type of: be, change posture, diplomat, diplomatist, disinform, exist, falsehood, falsity, misinform, mislead, place, position, untruth

Antonym: sit, stand

Encyclopedia: Lie, Lie, Lie