What is the meaning of Lie?


  • A statement that deviates from or perverts the truth.
  • Norwegian diplomat who was the first Secretary General of the United Nations (1896-1968.
  • Position or manner in which something is situated.


  • Be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position.
  • Be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position.
    • usage: "The sick man lay in bed all day"; "the books are lying on the shelf"
  • Originate (in. )
    • usage: "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country"
  • Be and remain in a particular state or condition.
    • usage: "lie dormant"
  • Tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive.
    • usage: "Don't lie to your parents"; "She lied when she told me she was only 29"
  • Have a place in relation to something else.
    • usage: "The fate of Bosnia lies in the hands of the West"; "The responsibility rests with the Allies"
  • Assume a reclining position.
    • usage: "lie down on the bed until you feel better"
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