1: a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth [syn: prevarication]
2: Norwegian diplomat who was the first Secretary General of the United Nations (1896-1968) [syn: Trygve Lie, Trygve Halvden Lie]
3: position or manner in which something is situated
1: be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
2: be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position; "The sick man lay in bed all day"; "the books are lying on the shelf" [ant: stand, sit]
3: originate (in); "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country" [syn: dwell, consist, belong, lie in]
4: be and remain in a particular state or condition; "lie dormant"
5: tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive; "Don't lie to your parents"; "She lied when she told me she was only 29"
6: 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" [syn: rest]
7: assume a reclining position; "lie down on the bed until you feel better" [syn: lie down] [ant: arise] [also: lying, lay, lain] lying
adj : given to lying; "a lying witness"; "a mendacious child" [syn: lying(a), mendacious]
n : the deliberate act of deviating from the truth [syn: prevarication, fabrication] lying
Adjacent words: Lygodium | Lygodium microphyllum | Lygodium palmatum | Lygus | lygus bug | Lygus lineolaris | lying | lying | lying | lying in wait | lying under oath | lying-in | lyings-in | lyings-in | Lyly | Lyman Frank Brown