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lie


  9  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lie  \Lie\,  v.  i.  [imp.  {Lay}  (l[=a]);  p.  p.  {Lain}  (l[=a]n), 
  ({Lien}  (l[imac]"[e^]n),  Obs.);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Lying}.] 
  [OE.  lien,  liggen,  AS  licgan;  akin  to  D.  liggen,  OHG.  ligen, 
  licken,  G.  liegen,  Icel.  liggja  Sw  ligga,  Dan.  ligge,  Goth. 
  ligan,  Russ.  lejate,  L.  lectus  bed,  Gr  le`chos  bed, 
  le`xasqai  to  lie.  Cf  {Lair},  {Law},  {Lay},  v.  t.,  {Litter}, 
  {Low},  adj.] 
  1.  To  rest  extended  on  the  ground,  a  bed,  or  any  support;  to 
  be  or  to  put  one's  self  in  an  horizontal  position,  or 
  nearly  so  to  be  prostate;  to  be  stretched  out  --  often 
  with  down  when  predicated  of  living  creatures;  as  the 
  book  lies  on  the  table;  the  snow  lies  on  the  roof;  he  lies 
  in  his  coffin. 
 
  The  watchful  traveler  .  .  .  Lay  down  again  and 
  closed  his  weary  eyes.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  be  situated;  to  occupy  a  certain  place  as  Ireland 
  lies  west  of  England;  the  meadows  lie  along  the  river;  the 
  ship  lay  in  port. 
 
  3.  To  abide;  to  remain  for  a  longer  or  shorter  time;  to  be  in 
  a  certain  state  or  condition;  as  to  lie  waste;  to  lie 
  fallow;  to  lie  open  to  lie  hid;  to  lie  grieving;  to  lie 
  under  one's  displeasure;  to  lie  at  the  mercy  of  the  waves; 
  the  paper  does  not  lie  smooth  on  the  wall. 
 
  4.  To  be  or  exist;  to  belong  or  pertain;  to  have  an  abiding 
  place  to  consist;  --  with  in 
 
  Envy  lies  between  beings  equal  in  nature,  though 
  unequal  in  circumstances.  --Collier. 
 
  He  that  thinks  that  diversion  may  not  lie  in  hard 
  labor,  forgets  the  early  rising  and  hard  riding  of 
  huntsmen.  --Locke. 
 
  5.  To  lodge;  to  sleep. 
 
  Whiles  I  was  now  trifling  at  home,  I  saw  London,  .  . 
  .  where  I  lay  one  night  only.  --Evelyn. 
 
  Mr  Quinion  lay  at  our  house  that  night.  --Dickens. 
 
  6.  To  be  still  or  quiet,  like  one  lying  down  to  rest. 
 
  The  wind  is  loud  and  will  not  lie.  --Shak. 
 
  7.  (Law)  To  be  sustainable;  to  be  capable  of  being 
  maintained.  ``An  appeal  lies  in  this  case.''  --Parsons. 
 
  Note:  Through  ignorance  or  carelessness  speakers  and  writers 
  often  confuse  the  forms  of  the  two  distinct  verbs  lay 
  and  lie.  Lay  is  a  transitive  verb  and  has  for  its 
  preterit  laid;  as  he  told  me  to  lay  it  down  and  I 
  laid  it  down  Lie  is  intransitive,  and  has  for  its 
  preterit  lay;  as  he  told  me  to  lie  down  and  I  lay 
  down  Some  persons  blunder  by  using  laid  for  the 
  preterit  of  lie;  as  he  told  me  to  lie  down  and  I  laid 
  down  So  persons  often  say  incorrectly,  the  ship  laid 
  at  anchor;  they  laid  by  during  the  storm;  the  book  was 
  laying  on  the  shelf,  etc  It  is  only  necessary  to 
  remember,  in  all  such  cases,  that  laid  is  the  preterit 
  of  lay,  and  not  of  lie. 
 
  {To  lie  along  the  shore}  (Naut.),  to  coast,  keeping  land  in 
  sight. 
 
  {To  lie  at  the  door  of},  to  be  imputable  to  as  the  sin, 
  blame,  etc.,  lies  at  your  door. 
 
  {To  lie  at  the  heart},  to  be  an  object  of  affection,  desire, 
  or  anxiety.  --Sir  W.  Temple. 
 
  {To  lie  at  the  mercy  of},  to  be  in  the  power  of 
 
  {To  lie  by}. 
  a  To  remain  with  to  be  at  hand;  as  he  has  the 
  manuscript  lying  by  him 
  b  To  rest;  to  intermit  labor;  as  we  lay  by  during  the 
  heat  of  the  day 
 
  {To  lie  hard}  or  {heavy},  to  press  or  weigh;  to  bear  hard. 
 
  {To  lie  in},  to  be  in  childbed;  to  bring  forth  young. 
 
  {To  lie  in  one},  to  be  in  the  power  of  to  belong  to  ``As 
  much  as  lieth  in  you  live  peaceably  with  all  men.'' 
  --Rom.  xii.  18. 
 
  {To  lie  in  the  way},  to  be  an  obstacle  or  impediment. 
 
  {To  lie  in  wait},  to  wait  in  concealment;  to  lie  in  ambush. 
 
 
  {To  lie  on}  or  {upon}. 
  a  To  depend  on  as  his  life  lies  on  the  result. 
  b  To  bear,  rest,  press,  or  weigh  on 
 
  {To  lie  low},  to  remain  in  concealment  or  inactive.  [Slang] 
 
 
  {To  lie  on  hand}, 
 
  {To  lie  on  one's  hands},  to  remain  unsold  or  unused;  as  the 
  goods  are  still  lying  on  his  hands;  they  have  too  much 
  time  lying  on  their  hands. 
 
  {To  lie  on  the  head  of},  to  be  imputed  to 
 
  What  he  gets  more  of  her  than  sharp  words  let  it 
  lie  on  my  head.  --Shak. 
 
  {To  lie  over}. 
  a  To  remain  unpaid  after  the  time  when  payment  is  due, 
  as  a  note  in  bank. 
  b  To  be  deferred  to  some  future  occasion,  as  a 
  resolution  in  a  public  deliberative  body. 
 
  {To  lie  to}  (Naut.),  to  stop  or  delay;  especially,  to  head  as 
  near  the  wind  as  possible  as  being  the  position  of 
  greatest  safety  in  a  gale;  --  said  of  a  ship.  Cf  {To 
  bring  to},  under  {Bring}. 
 
  {To  lie  under},  to  be  subject  to  to  suffer;  to  be  oppressed 
  by 
 
  {To  lie  with}. 
  a  To  lodge  or  sleep  with 
  b  To  have  sexual  intercourse  with 
  c  To  belong  to  as  it  lies  with  you  to  make  amends. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lie  \Lie\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Lied}  (l[imac]d);  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Lying}  (l[imac]"[i^]ng).]  [OE.  lien,  li[yogh]en, 
  le[yogh]en,  leo[yogh]en,  AS  le['o]gan;  akin  to  D.  liegen, 
  OS  &  OHG.  liogan,  G.  l["u]gen,  Icel.  lj[=u]ga,  Sw  ljuga, 
  Dan.  lyve,  Goth.  liugan,  Russ.  lgate.] 
  To  utter  falsehood  with  an  intention  to  deceive;  to  say  or  do 
  that  which  is  intended  to  deceive  another,  when  he  a  right  to 
  know  the  truth,  or  when  morality  requires  a  just 
  representation. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lie  \Lie\  (l[imac]),  n. 
  See  {Lye}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lie  \Lie\  (l[imac]),  n.  [AS.  lyge;  akin  to  D.  leugen  OHG.  lugi, 
  G.  l["u]ge,  lug,  Icel.  lygi,  Dan.  &  Sw  l["o]gn,  Goth.  liugn 
  See  {Lie}  to  utter  a  falsehood.] 
  1.  A  falsehood  uttered  or  acted  for  the  purpose  of  deception; 
  an  intentional  violation  of  truth;  an  untruth  spoken  with 
  the  intention  to  deceive. 
 
  The  proper  notion  of  a  lie  is  an  endeavoring  to 
  deceive  another  by  signifying  that  to  him  as  true, 
  which  we  ourselves  think  not  to  be  so  --S.  Clarke. 
 
  It  is  willful  deceit  that  makes  a  lie.  A  man  may  act 
  a  lie,  as  by  pointing  his  finger  in  a  wrong 
  direction  when  a  traveler  inquires  of  him  his  road. 
  --Paley. 
 
  2.  A  fiction;  a  fable;  an  untruth.  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  Anything  which  misleads  or  disappoints. 
 
  Wishing  this  lie  of  life  was  o'er.  --Trench. 
 
  {To  give  the  lie  to}. 
  a  To  charge  with  falsehood;  as  the  man  gave  him  the 
  lie. 
  b  To  reveal  to  be  false;  as  a  man's  actions  may  give 
  the  lie  to  his  words 
 
  {White  lie},  a  euphemism  for  such  lies  as  one  finds  it 
  convenient  to  tell  and  excuses  himself  for  telling. 
 
  Syn:  Untruth;  falsehood;  fiction;  deception. 
 
  Usage:  {Lie},  {Untruth}.  A  man  may  state  what  is  untrue  from 
  ignorance  or  misconception;  hence  to  impute  an 
  untruth  to  one  is  not  necessarily  the  same  as  charging 
  him  with  a  lie.  Every  lie  is  an  untruth,  but  not  every 
  untruth  is  a  lie.  Cf  {Falsity}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lie  \Lie\  (l[imac]),  n. 
  The  position  or  way  in  which  anything  lies;  the  lay,  as  of 
  land  or  country.  --J.  H.  Newman. 
 
  He  surveyed  with  his  own  eyes  .  .  .  the  lie  of  the 
  country  on  the  side  towards  Thrace.  --Jowett 
  (Thucyd.). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lye  \Lye\,  n.  [Written  also  {lie}  and  {ley}.]  [AS.  le['a]h;  akin 
  to  D.  loog,  OHG.  louga,  G.  lauge;  cf  Icel.  laug  a  bath,  a 
  hot  spring.] 
  A  strong  caustic  alkaline  solution  of  potassium  salts, 
  obtained  by  leaching  wood  ashes.  It  is  much  used  in  making 
  soap,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lie 
  n  1:  a  statement  that  deviates  from  or  perverts  the  truth  [syn:  {prevarication}] 
  2:  position  or  manner  in  which  something  is  situated 
  v  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"l  "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}] 
  8:  assume  a  resting  position,  as  on  a  flat  surface 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  LiE 
 
  A  {symbolic  mathematics}  package  aimed  at  {Lie  group}s. 
 
  ["LiE,  a  Package  for  Lie  Group  Computations",  M.A.A.  van 
  Leeuwen  et  al  in  Computer  Algebra  Nederland,  1992  (ISBN 
  90-741160-02-7)]. 
 
  (1994-10-20) 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Lie 
  an  intentional  violation  of  the  truth.  Lies  are  emphatically 
  condemned  in  Scripture  (John  8:44;  1  Tim.  1:9,  10;  Rev.  21:27; 
  22:15).  Mention  is  made  of  the  lies  told  by  good  men,  as  by 
  Abraham  (Gen.  12:12,  13;  20:2),  Isaac  (26:7),  and  Jacob  (27:24); 
  also  by  the  Hebrew  midwives  (Ex.  1:15-19),  by  Michal  (1  Sam. 
  19:14),  and  by  David  (1  Sam.  20:6).  (See  {ANANIAS}.) 
 




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