Definitions English

lie

  • To be or place oneself at rest in a flat, horizontal, or recumbent position; recline: He lay under a tree to sleep.
  • To be placed on or supported by a surface that is usually horizontal: Dirty dishes lay on the table. See Usage Note at lay1.
  • To be or remain in a specified condition: The dust has lain undisturbed for years. He lay sick in bed.
  • To exist; reside: Our sympathies lie with the plaintiff.
  • To consist or have as a basis. Often used with in: The strength of his performance lies in his training.
  • To occupy a position or place: The lake lies beyond this hill.
  • To extend: Our land lies between these trees and the river.
  • To be buried in a specified place.
  • Law To be admissible or maintainable.
  • Archaic To stay for a night or short while.
  • The manner or position in which something is situated.
  • A haunt or hiding place of an animal.
  • Sports The position of a golf ball that has come to a stop.
  • lie down To do little or nothing: He's lying down on the job.
  • lie in To be in confinement for childbirth.
  • lie to Nautical To remain stationary while facing the wind.
  • lie with To be decided by, dependent on, or up to: The choice lies with you.
  • lie with Archaic To have sexual intercourse with.
  • lie To keep oneself or one's plans hidden.
  • lie To bide one's time but remain ready for action.
  • A false statement deliberately presented as being true; a falsehood.
  • Something meant to deceive or give a wrong impression.
  • To present false information with the intention of deceiving.
  • To convey a false image or impression: Appearances often lie.
  • To cause to be in a specific condition or affect in a specific way by telling falsehoods: You have lied yourself into trouble.