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lie

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (intransitive)
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135 in 130 verses (in OT : 122 in 117 verses) (in NT : 13 in 13 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

lien. 
     See Lye.  [1913 Webster]
lien. [AS. lyge; akin to D. leugen, OHG. lugi, G. lÜge, lug, Icel. lygi, Dan. & Sw. lögn, Goth. liugn. See Lie to utter a falsehood.].
  •  A falsehood uttered or acted for the purpose of deception; an intentional violation of truth; an untruth spoken with the intention to deceive.  [1913 Webster]
    "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."  [1913 Webster]
    "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."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A fiction; a fable; an untruth.  Dryden.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Anything which misleads or disappoints.  [1913 Webster]
    "Wishing this lie of life was o'er."  [1913 Webster]
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.
liev. i. [OE. lien, li, le, leo, AS. leógan; akin to D. liegen, OS. & OHG. liogan, G. lÜgen, Icel. lj, 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.  [1913 Webster]
liev. i. [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.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "The watchful traveler . . .
    Lay down again, and closed his weary eyes.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To be or exist; to belong or pertain; to have an abiding place; to consist; -- with in.  [1913 Webster]
    "Envy lies between beings equal in nature, though unequal in circumstances."  [1913 Webster]
    "He that thinks that diversion may not lie in hard labor, forgets the early rising and hard riding of huntsmen."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To lodge; to sleep.  [1913 Webster]
    "Whiles I was now trifling at home, I saw London, . . . where I lay one night only."  [1913 Webster]
    "Mr. Quinion lay at our house that night."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To be still or quiet, like one lying down to rest.  [1913 Webster]
    "The wind is loud and will not lie."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To be sustainable; to be capable of being maintained.  Parsons.  [1913 Webster]
    " 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."  [1913 Webster]
    "What he gets more of her than sharp words, let it lie on my head."  [1913 Webster]
lien. 
     The position or way in which anything lies; the lay, as of land or country.  J. H. Newman.  [1913 Webster]
    "He surveyed with his own eyes . . . the lie of the country on the side towards Thrace."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

lie, v. & n.
--v.intr. (lying; past lay; past part. lain)
1 be in or assume a horizontal position on a supporting surface; be at rest on something.
2 (of a thing) rest flat on a surface (snow lay on the ground).
3 (of abstract things) remain undisturbed or undiscussed etc. (let matters lie).
4 a be kept or remain or be in a specified, esp. concealed, state or place (lie hidden; lie in wait; malice lay behind those words; they lay dying; the books lay unread; the money is lying in the bank). b (of abstract things) exist, reside; be in a certain position or relation (foll. by in, with, etc.: the answer lies in education; my sympathies lie with the family).
5 a be situated or stationed (the village lay to the east; the ships are lying off the coast). b (of a road, route, etc.) lead (the road lies over mountains). c be spread out to view (the desert lay before us).
6 (of the dead) be buried in a grave.
7 (foll. by with) archaic have sexual intercourse.
8 Law be admissible or sustainable (the objection will not lie).
9 (of a game-bird) not rise.
--n.
1 a the way or direction or position in which a thing lies. b Golf the position of a golf ball when about to be struck.
2 the place of cover of an animal or a bird.

Idiom
as far as in me lies to the best of my power. let lie not raise (a controversial matter etc.) for discussion etc. lie about (or around) be left carelessly out of place. lie ahead be going to happen; be in store. lie back recline so as to rest. lie down assume a lying position; have a short rest. lie-down n. a short rest. lie down under accept (an insult etc.) without protest. lie heavy cause discomfort or anxiety. lie in 1 remain in bed in the morning.
2 archaic be brought to bed in childbirth. lie-in n. a prolonged stay in bed in the morning. lie in state (of a deceased great personage) be laid in a public place of honour before burial.
lie low
1 keep quiet or unseen.
2 be discreet about one's intentions. lie off Naut. stand some distance from shore or from another ship. the lie of the land the current state of affairs. lie over be deferred. lie to Naut. come almost to a stop facing the wind. lie up (of a ship) go into dock or be out of commission. lie with (often foll. by to + infin.) be the responsibility of (a person) (it lies with you to answer). take lying down (usu. with neg.) accept (defeat, rebuke, etc.) without resistance or protest etc.
lie, n. & v.
--n.
1 an intentionally false statement (tell a lie; pack of lies).
2 imposture; false belief (live a lie).
--v.intr. & tr. (lies, lied, lying)
1 intr. a tell a lie or lies (they lied to me). b (of a thing) be deceptive (the camera cannot lie).
2 tr. (usu. refl.; foll. by into, out of) get (oneself) into or out of a situation by lying (lied themselves into trouble; lied my way out of danger).

Idiom
give the lie to serve to show the falsity of (a supposition etc.). lie-detector an instrument for determining whether a person is telling the truth by testing for physiological changes considered to be symptomatic of lying.
Etymology
OE lyge leogan f. Gmc

THESAURUS

lie

aim, aspect, attitude, azimuth, be found, be located, be met with, be present, be situated, be there, be untruthful, bearing, bearings, beguile, bent, blague, bouncer, canard, carry, celestial navigation, cheat, cock-and-bull story, course, cover, crawl, current, dead reckoning, deceitfulness, deceive, delude, direction, direction line, dishonesty, distort, distortion, draw the longbow, drift, dwell in, encompass, environ, equivocate, evade, exaggerate, exaggeration, exist, exposure, extend, fable, fairy tale, falsehood, falsification, falsify, falsity, farfetched story, farrago, fib, fiction, fish story, fix, flam, flimflam, forgery, fraudulence, frontage, ghost story, go, go out, grovel, half-truth, heading, helmsmanship, hold, inaccuracy, inclination, indwell, inhere, inveracity, lay, legal fiction, libel, lie athwart, lie down, lie flat, lie flatly, lie in, lie limply, lie prone, lie prostrate, line, line of direction, line of march, line of position, little white lie, loll, lounge, mendacity, misguide, misinform, misinstruct, mislead, misrepresentation, misstate, misstatement, myth, navigation, occur, orientation, palter, perjury, pilotage, piloting, pious fiction, point, position, position line, prevaricate, prevarication, quarter, radio bearing, range, reach, reach out, recline, remain, repose, reside, rest, ride, ride at anchor, ride easy, ride hawse full, run, set, shift, shift about, slight stretching, song and dance, span, speak falsely, sprawl, spread, stand, steerage, steering, story, straddle, stretch, stretch out, stretch the truth, surround, sweep, take in, tale, tall story, tall tale, taradiddle, tell a lie, tendency, tenor, thrust out, track, trend, trumped-up story, untruth, way, white lie, yarn

ROGET THESAURUS

lie

Situation

VB be situated, be situate, lie, have its seat in.

Presence

VB exist in space, be present, assister, make one of, make one at, look on, attend, remain, find oneself, present oneself, show one's face, fall in the way of, occur in a place, lie, stand, occupy, be there, people, inhabit, dwell, reside, stay, sojourn, live, abide, lodge, nestle, roost, perch, take up one's abode, tenant, resort to, frequent, haunt, revisit, fill, pervade, permeate, be diffused, be disseminated, be through, over spread, overrun, run through, meet one at every turn.

Horizontality

VB be horizontal, lie, recline, couch, lie down, lie flat, lie prostrate, sprawl, loll, sit down, render horizontal, lay down, lay out, level, flatten, prostrate, knock down, floor, fell.

Error

VB be erroneous, cause error, mislead, misguide, lead astray, lead into error, beguile, misinform, delude, give a false impression, give a false idea, falsify, misstate, deceive, lie, err, be in error, be mistaken, be deceived, mistake, receive a false impression, deceive oneself, fall into error, lie under error, labor under an error, be in the wrong, blunder, misapprehend, misconceive, misunderstand, misreckon, miscount, miscalculate, play at cross purposes, be at cross purposes, trip, stumble, lose oneself, go astray, fail, be in the wrong box, take the wrong sow by the ear, put the saddle on the wrong horse, reckon without one's host, take the shadow for the substance, dream.

Misteaching

VB misinform, misteach, misdescribe, misinstruct, miscorrect, misdirect, misguide, pervert, put on a false scent, throw off the scent, throw off the trail, deceive, mislead, misrepresent, lie, ambiguas in vulgum spargere voces, propagandize, disinform, render unintelligible, bewilder, mystify, unteach, propagandist.

Falsehood

VB be false, be a liar, speak falsely, tell a lie, lie, fib, lie like a trooper, swear false, forswear, perjure oneself, bear false witness, misstate, misquote, miscite, misreport, misrepresent, belie, falsify, pervert, distort, put a false construction upon (misinterpret), prevaricate, equivocate, quibble, palter, palter to the understanding, repondre en Normand, trim, shuffle, fence, mince the truth, beat about the bush, blow hot and cold, play fast and loose, garble, gloss over, disguise, give a color to, give a gloss, put a gloss, put false coloring upon, color, varnish, cook, dress up, embroider, varnish right and puzzle wrong, exaggerate, blague, invent, fabricate, trump up, get up, force, fake, hatch, concoct, romance, cry 'wolf!', dissemble, dissimulate, feign, assume, put on, pretend, make believe, play possum, play false, play a double game, coquet, act a part, play a part, affect, simulate, pass off for, counterfeit, sham, make a show of, malinger, say the grapes are sour, cant, play the hypocrite, sham Abraham, faire pattes de velours, put on the mask, clean the outside of the platter, lie like a conjuror, hand out false colors, hold out false colors, sail under false colors, commend the poisoned chalice to the lips, ambiguas in vulgum spargere voces, deceive.

Deception

N deception, falseness, untruth, imposition, imposture, fraud, deceit, guile, fraudulence, fraudulency, covin, knavery, misrepresentation, bluff, straw-bail, straw bid, spoof, delusion, gullery, juggling, jugglery, slight of hand, legerdemain, prestigiation, prestidigitation, magic, conjuring, conjuration, hocus-pocus, escamoterie, jockeyship, trickery, coggery, chicanery, supercherie, cozenage, circumvention, ingannation, collusion, treachery, practical joke, trick, cheat, wile, blind, feint, plant, bubble, fetch, catch, chicane, juggle, reach, hocus, bite, card sharping, stacked deck, loaded dice, quick shuffle, double dealing, dealing seconds, dealing from the bottom of the deck, artful dodge, swindle, tricks upon travelers, stratagem, confidence trick, fake, hoax, theft, ballot-box stuffing, barney, brace game, bunko game, drop game, gum game, panel game, shell game, thimblerig, skin game, snare, trap, pitfall, decoy, gin, springe, springle, noose, hoot, bait, decoy-duck, tub to the whale, baited trap, guet-a-pens, cobweb, net, meshes, toils, mouse trap, birdlime, dionaea, Venus's flytrap, ambush, trapdoor, sliding panel, false bottom, spring-net, spring net, spring gun, mask, masked battery, mine, flytrap, green goods, panel house, Cornish hug, wolf in sheep's clothing, disguise, disguisement, false colors, masquerade, mummery, borrowed plumes, pattes de velours, mockery, copy, counterfeit, sham, make- believe, forgery, fraud, lie, a delusion a mockery and a snare, hollow mockery, whited sepulcher, painted sepulcher, tinsel, paste, junk jewelry, costume jewelry, false jewelry, synthetic jewels, scagliola, ormolu, German silver, albata, paktong, white metal, Britannia metal, paint, veneer, jerry building, man of straw, illusion, ignis fatuus, mirage, deceived, deceiving, cunning, prestigious, prestigiatory, deceptive, deceptious, deceitful, covinous, delusive, delusory, illusive, illusory, elusive, insidious, ad captandum vulgus, untrue, mock, sham, make-believe, counterfeit, snide, pseudo, spurious, supposititious, so-called, pretended, feigned, trumped up, bogus, scamped, fraudulent, tricky, factitious bastard, surreptitious, illegitimate, contraband, adulterated, sophisticated, unsound, rotten at the core, colorable, disguised, meretricious, tinsel, pinchbeck, plated, catchpenny, Brummagem, artificial, synthetic, ersatz, simulated, under false colors, under the garb of, under cover of, over the left, keep the word of promise to the ear and break it t, fronti nulla fides, ah that deceit should steal such gentle shapes, a quicksand of deceit, decipimur specie recti, falsi crimen, fraus est celare fraudem, lupus in fabula, so smooth, he daubed his vice with show of virtue.

VB deceive, take in, defraud, cheat, jockey, do, cozen, diddle, nab, chouse, play one false, bilk, cully, jilt, bite, pluck, swindle, victimize, abuse, mystify, blind one's eyes, blindfold, hoodwink, throw dust into the eyes, dupe, gull, hoax, fool, befool, bamboozle, flimflam, hornswoggle, trick, impose upon, practice upon, play upon, put upon, palm off on, palm upon, foist upon, snatch a verdict, bluff off, bluff, bunko, four flush, gum, spoof, stuff (a ballot box), circumvent, overreach, outreach, out wit, out maneuver, steal a march upon, give the go-by, to leave in the lurch decoy, waylay, lure, beguile, delude, inveigle, entrap, intrap, ensnare, nick, springe, set a trap, lay a trap, lay a snare for, bait the hook, forelay, spread the toils, lime, trapan, trepan, kidnap, let in, hook in, nousle, nousel, blind a trail, enmesh, immesh, shanghai, catch, catch in a trap, sniggle, entangle, illaqueate, hocus, escamoter, practice on one's credulity, hum, humbug, gammon, stuff up, sell, play a trick upon one, play a practical joke upon one, put something over on one, put one over on, balk, trip up, throw a tub to a whale, fool to the top of one's bent, send on a fool's errand, make game, make a fool of, make an April fool of, make an ass of, trifle with, cajole, flatter, come over, gild the pill, make things pleasant, divert, put a good face upon, dissemble, cog, cog the dice, load the dice, stack the deck, live by one's wits, play at hide and seek, obtain money under false pretenses, conjure, juggle, practice chicanery, deacon, play off, palm off, foist off, fob-off, lie, misinform, mislead, betray, be deceived.

Untruth

N untruth, falsehood, lie, story, thing that is not, fib, bounce, crammer, taradiddle, whopper, jhuth, forgery, fabrication, invention, misstatement, misrepresentation, perversion, falsification, gloss, suggestio falsi, exaggeration, invention, fabrication, fiction, fable, nursery tale, romance, absurd story, untrue story, false story, trumped up story, trumped up statement, thing devised by the enemy, canard, shave, sell, hum, traveler's tale, Canterbury tale, cock and bull story, fairy tale, fake, claptrap, press agent's yarn, puff, puffery (exaggeration), myth, moonshine, bosh, all my eye and Betty Martin, mare's nest, farce, irony, half truth, white lie, pious fraud, mental reservation, pretense, pretext, false plea, subterfuge, evasion, shift, shuffle, make-believe, sham, profession, empty words, Judas kiss, disguise, untrue, false, phony, trumped up, void of foundation, without- foundation, fictive, far from the truth, false as dicer's oaths, unfounded, ben trovato, invented, fabulous, fabricated, forged, fictitious, factitious, supposititious, surreptitious, elusory, illusory, ironical, soi-disant, se non e vero e ben trovato, where none is meant that meets the ear.


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