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Lie Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


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

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth ,
  • Norwegian diplomat who was the first Secretary General of the United Nations (1896-1968) ,
  • position or manner in which something is situated

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Lie Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A lie is something that someone says that is not true. People that are lying often want others to believe that the lie is the truth. People can have many reasons for lying, such as if they are hiding something, if they want something from you, or white lies. Some people are pathological liars.

Different kinds of lies:

Lying can only be done on purpose. If a person says something that is not true and does not know that it is not true, that person is making a mistake and not lying.



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'Lie' example sentence in quotations


* It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place. - H.L. Mencken

* I never question a success, any more than I do the right of a bulldog to lie in his own gateway. - Josh Billings

* The scornful nostril and the high head gather not the odors that lie on the track of truth. - George Eliot


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Lie Sample Sentences in News


  • Iran denounces Netanyahu 'lie-spreading' in US speech
    Iran denounced as "lie-spreading" a speech Tuesday in which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the US Congress a nuclear deal being negotiated with Tehran would threaten the world. In a rousing address to Congress, Netanyahu warned Iran was bent on subjugating and terrorising the Middle East, and that it was a threat to the entire world thr Read more on this news related to 'Lie'
  • Lost Boys of Sudan sue producers of ‘The Good Lie
    Fifty-four Sudanese refugees who live in Atlanta are suing the producers of the hit movie “The Good Lie.” They say they were promised money for their foundation for sharing their story, but never received a dime. They are known as the Lost Boys of Sudan and in 2003 they were movie extras. When they shared their story at the time, filmmakers decided a movie sho Read more on this news related to 'Lie'
  • Ron Howard's 'The Good Lie' at Center of Exploitation Lawsuit by Sudanese Refugees
    Howard and Brian Grazer's Imagine Entertainment and other producers are alleged to have breached an agreement to provide compensation to 54 survivors of genocide who shared traumatic personal stories. Read more on this news related to 'Lie'

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