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lie - Dictionary definition and meaning for word lie

Definition
(noun) a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth
Synonyms : prevarication

Definition
(noun) Norwegian diplomat who was the first Secretary General of the United Nations (1896-1968)
Definition
(noun) position or manner in which something is situated
Definition
(verb) be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
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(verb) be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position
Example Sentence
  • The sick man lay in bed all day
  • the books are lying on the shelf

Definition
(verb) originate (in)
Synonyms : consist , dwell , lie in
Example Sentence
  • The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country

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(verb) be and remain in a particular state or condition
Example Sentence
  • lie dormant

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(verb) tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive
Example Sentence
  • Don't lie to your parents
  • She lied when she told me she was only 29

Definition
(verb) have a place in relation to something else
Synonyms : rest
Example Sentence
  • The fate of Bosnia lies in the hands of the West
  • The responsibility rests with the Allies

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(verb) assume a reclining position
Synonyms : lie down
Example Sentence
  • lie down on the bed until you feel better

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