lying meaning

  • Lying or Lie may refer to:
  • Lie, a deliberate untruth
  • Lying (position), a horizontal position

    Definition of lying in English Dictionary

  • NounPLlyingsSUF-ing
    1. An act of telling a lie, or falsehood.
      1. The act of one who lies, or keeps low to the ground.
      2. Verb
        1. present participle of lie.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • He never got promoted because he was always lying down on the job.
            • The Inquiry concluded that the last four months of her life had been spent in a black bin bag in the bath in an unheated bathroom, lying in her own urine and excrement.
            • I'm sure that pencil sharpener is lying around somewhere.
          2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
            • Lying on my little sunchair, I keep my sundress on for a while.
            • Lying on a sofa, her skin dead-white, eyes shut, and face shielded by a raised arm, she looks exhausted and conspicuously unseductive.
            • Lying stark, dishelmed and mute, and motionlessly pale. — Tennyson.
          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. Morphemes
            • Suffixes
              • Words by suffix
                • Words suffixed with -ing
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
              • Verbs
                • Verb forms
                  • Participles
                    • Present participles
              Related Links:
              1. en lying-in
              2. en lyings
              3. en lyingly
              4. en lyings-in
              5. en lying down
              Source: Wiktionary
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              Meaning of lying for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "lying" is a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
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