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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lain  \Lain\,  p.  p. 
  of  {Lie},  v.  i. 
  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 
  {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 
  {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. 

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