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lie

noun

1 lie

A statement that deviates from or perverts the truth.

synonym: prevarication.

Roget 545: deception; falseness etc. 544; untruth etc. 546; imposition, imposture; fraud, deceit, guile; fraudulence, fraudulency; ... show more

Roget 546: untruth, falsehood, lie, story, thing that is not, fib, bounce, crammer, taradiddle, whopper; jhuth.    forgery, fabrication, invention; ... show more

Polish: kłam, kłamstwo, łgarstwo



2 Lie

Norwegian diplomat who was the first Secretary General of the United Nations (1896-1968).

synonyms: Trygve Halvden Lie, Trygve Lie.

3 lie

Position or manner in which something is situated.

verb

1 lie

Be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position.

Roget 545: deceive, take in; defraud, cheat, jockey, do, cozen, diddle, nab, chouse, play one false, bilk, cully, jilt, ... show more

Roget 538: misinform, misteach, misdescribe, misinstruct, miscorrect; misdirect, misguide; pervert; put on a false scent, throw off the scent, throw off the trail; deceive etc. 545; ... show more

Roget 544: be false etc. adj., be a liar etc. 548; speak falsely etc. adv.; tell a lie etc. 546; lie, fib; ... show more

Roget 183: be situated, be situate; lie, have its seat in.   

Roget 495: be erroneous etc. adj.. cause error; mislead, misguide; lead astray, lead into error; beguile, misinform etc. (misteach) 538; delude; ... show more

2 lie

Be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position.

Dutch: liggen, rusten

3 lie

Originate (in).

synonyms: consist, dwell, lie in.

Roget 186: exist in space, be present etc. adj.; assister; make one of, make one at; look on, attend, remain; find oneself, present oneself; show one's face; ... show more

4 lie

Be and remain in a particular state or condition.

Dutch: aanliggen, liggen

5 lie

Tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive.

6 lie

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.

synonym: rest.

7 lie

Assume a reclining position:
— Lie down on the bed until you feel better.

synonym: lie down.

Roget 213: be horizontal etc. adj.; lie, recline, couch; lie down, lie flat, lie prostrate; sprawl, loll, sit down.    render horizontal etc. ... show more

Dutch: gaan liggen, neervlijen


Moby thesaurus: aim, aspect, attitude, azimuth, be found, be located, be met with, be present, be situated, be there, be untruthful, bearing, bearings, beguile, bent, blague, bouncer, canard, carry, celestial navigation ... show more.

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