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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


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  • What Chinese moms will do to have U.S. babies
    It's no secret -- moms will do just about anything for their kids. Some are even willing to commit visa fraud, lie to immigration officers and pay tens of thousands of dollars to shady middlemen -- as long as the payoff is a U.S. passport for their newborn. Read more on this news related to 'Lie'

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