|1.||[ verb ] be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position|
|Related terms:||be front orient line precede look_out_on flank cap lap slant dominate back localize head underlie ride|
|2.||[ verb ] be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position|
"The sick man lay in bed all day" "the books are lying on the shelf"
|Related terms:||stand sit sprawl rest bask lie_awake sun overlie repose repose lie_down lie_down|
|3.||[ verb ] originate (in)|
|Synonyms:||lie_in belong consist dwell|
"The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country"
|Related terms:||exist pertain inhere|
|4.||[ verb ] be and remain in a particular state or condition|
|5.||[ noun ] a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth|
|Related terms:||falsehood fib whopper white_lie jactitation beat_around_the_bush|
|6.||[ verb ] tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive|
"Don't lie to your parents" "She lied when she told me she was only 29"
|Related terms:||misinform cover_up fib perjure romance|
|7.||[ verb ] 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"
|Related terms:||be be|
|8.||[ verb ] assume a reclining position|
"lie down on the bed until you feel better"
|Related terms:||arise change_posture prostrate stretch charge|
|9.||[ verb ] assume a resting position, as on a flat surface|
|Related terms:||be rest front orient line precede flank look_out_on lap cap lie_awake bask sun dominate slant back head ride nestle localize repose top intervene underlie mediate|
|10.||[ noun ] (work) Norwegian diplomat who was the first Secretary General of the United Nations (1896-1968)|
|11.||[ noun ] position or manner in which something is situated|