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lie /laɪ/ vb (lies, lying, lied)
  1. (intransitive) to speak untruthfully with intent to mislead or deceive
  2. (intransitive) to convey a false impression or practise deception: the camera does not lie
n
  1. an untrue or deceptive statement deliberately used to mislead
  2. something that is deliberately intended to deceive
  3. give the lie toto disprove
  4. to accuse of lying
Related adjective(s): mendacious
Etymology: Old English lyge (n), lēogan (vb); related to Old High German liogan, Gothic liugan
lie /laɪ/ vb (lies, lying, lay /leɪ/, lain /leɪn/)(intransitive)
  1. (often followed by down) to place oneself or be in a prostrate position, horizontal to the ground
  2. to be situated, esp on a horizontal surface: the pencil is lying on the desk, India lies to the south of Russia
  3. to be buried: here lies Jane Brown
  4. (copula) to be and remain (in a particular state or condition): to lie dormant
  5. to stretch or extend: the city lies before us
  6. usually followed by on or upon: to rest or weigh: my sins lie heavily on my mind
  7. (usually followed by in) to exist or consist inherently: strength lies in unity
  8. (followed by with) to be or rest (with): the ultimate decision lies with you
  9. archaic to have sexual intercourse (with)
  10. (of an action, claim, appeal, etc) to subsist; be maintainable or admissible
  11. archaic to stay temporarily
n
  1. the manner, place, or style in which something is situated
  2. the hiding place or lair of an animal
  3. lie of the landthe topography of the land
  4. the way in which a situation is developing or people are behaving

See also lie down, lie in, lie toEtymology: Old English licgan akin to Old High German ligen to lie, Latin lectus bed
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Lie /liː/ n
  1. Trygve Halvdan (ˈtryɡvə ˈhalðan). 1896–1968, Norwegian statesman; first secretary-general of the United Nations (1946–52)



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