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

"lie dormant"

Related terms: be
5. [ noun ] a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth
Synonyms: prevarication
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
Synonyms: rest

: "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
Synonyms: lie_down

"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)
Synonyms: trygve_lie trygve_halvden_lie
Related terms: diplomat
11. [ noun ] position or manner in which something is situated
Related terms: position
Similar spelling:   Liew