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lie

EN[laɪ̯] [-aɪ]
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  • A lie is a statement that is known or intended by its source to be misleading, inaccurate, or false. The practice of communicating lies is called lying, and a person who communicates a lie may be termed a liar.
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    Definition of lie in English Dictionary

  • NounPLlies
    1. (golf) The terrain and conditions surrounding the ball before it is struck.
      1. (medicine) The position of a fetus in the womb.
        1. An intentionally false statement; an intentional falsehood.
          1. I knew he was telling a lie by his facial expression.
        2. A statement intended to deceive, even if literally true; a half-truth.
          1. Anything that misleads or disappoints.
          2. VerbSGliesPRlyingPT, PPliedPTlayPPlain
            1. VI To rest in a horizontal position on a surface.
              1. The book lies on the table;  the snow lies on the roof;  he lies in his coffin ‎
            2. VI To be placed or situated.
              1. To abide; to remain for a longer or shorter time; to be in a certain state or condition.
                1. to lie waste;  to lie fallow; to lie open;  to lie hidden;  to lie grieving;  to lie under one's displeasure;  to lie at the mercy of the waves ‎
                2. The paper does not lie smooth on the wall. ‎
              2. To be or exist; to belong or pertain; to have an abiding place; to consist; used with in.
                1. (archaic) To lodge; to sleep.
                  1. To be still or quiet, like one lying down to rest.
                    1. (law) To be sustainable; to be capable of being maintained.
                      1. VI To give false information intentionally.
                        1. When Pinocchio lies, his nose grows.
                        2. If you are found to have lied in court, you could face a penalty.
                        3. While a principle-based approach might claim that lying is always morally wrong, the casuist would argue that, depending upon the details of the case, lying might or might not be illegal or unethical. The casuist might conclude that a person is wrong to lie in legal testimony under oath, but might argue that lying actually is the best moral choice if the lie saves a life.WP
                      2. VI To convey a false image or impression.
                        1. Photos often lie.
                        2. Hips don't lie.
                    2. More Examples
                      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                        • The whole notion of sexual harassment is a lie concocted by the fembitches.
                        • Did you see those two skells lying in the doorway?
                        • Subsequent imaging noted a mass lesion arising within the inferolateral aspect of the left orbit, displacing the globe anteromedially and which appeared to lie within the extraconal space [ …]
                      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                        • Lying on a sofa, her skin dead-white, eyes shut, and face shielded by a raised arm, she looks exhausted and conspicuously unseductive.
                        • Lay off the singing, will you! I'm trying to study.
                        • Lying on my little sunchair, I keep my sundress on for a while.
                      3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                        • I saw a little twitch in the man's face, and knew he was lying.
                    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                      1. Nouns
                        • Countable nouns
                        • Verbs
                          • Intransitive verbs
                            • Verbs by inflection type
                              • Irregular verbs
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                          4. en lieu
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                          Grammatically, this word "lie" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a verbs by inflection type.
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