Associations to the word «Lie»

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LIE, verb. (intransitive) To rest in a horizontal position on a surface.
LIE, verb. (intransitive) To be placed or situated.
LIE, verb. To abide; to remain for a longer or shorter time; to be in a certain state or condition.
LIE, verb. To be or exist; to belong or pertain; to have an abiding place; to consist; used with in.
LIE, verb. (archaic) To lodge; to sleep.
LIE, verb. To be still or quiet, like one lying down to rest.
LIE, verb. (legal) To be sustainable; to be capable of being maintained.
LIE, noun. (golf) The terrain and conditions surrounding the ball before it is struck.
LIE, noun. (medicine) The position of a fetus in the womb.
LIE, verb. (intransitive) To give false information intentionally.
LIE, verb. (intransitive) To convey a false image or impression.
LIE, noun. An intentionally false statement; an intentional falsehood.
LIE, noun. A statement intended to deceive, even if literally true; a half-truth
LIE, noun. Anything that misleads or disappoints.
LIE, symbol. The ISO 3166-1 three-letter (alpha-3) code for Liechtenstein.
LIE ALGEBRA, noun. (mathematics) A vector space with a specific kind of binary operation on it.
LIE ALGEBRAS, noun. Plural of Lie algebra
LIE AROUND, verb. To be in an unknown place.
LIE AROUND, verb. To do nothing in particular, to be idle
LIE BACK, verb. (intransitive) To lie down from a sitting position
LIE BACK, verb. To relax, to exert less effort
LIE BEFORE, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) to put oneself at the whim of, to bow down to
LIE BEFORE, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) (especially of something honorific) to be situated in front of
LIE BUMP, noun. (informal) A painful hypertrophic red and white papilla on the tongue.
LIE BUMPS, noun. Plural of lie bump
LIE BY, verb. (obsolete) To have sex with.
LIE DETECTION, noun. (informal) The use of polygraphs during interrogation in an attempt to verify the truth or falsity of a subject's responses
LIE DETECTION, noun. (broadly) The use of any technique intended to detect deception.
LIE DETECTOR, noun. (informal) A polygraph, a device which measures and records several physiological variables such as blood pressure, heart rate, respiration and skin conductivity while a series of questions is being asked to a subject, in an attempt to detect lies.
LIE DETECTORS, noun. Plural of lie detector
LIE DOGGO, verb. (slang) To lie still and quiet in order to avoid detection.
LIE DOWN, verb. (intransitive) to assume a reclining position
LIE DOWN, verb. (intransitive) to be lazy or remiss
LIE GROUP, noun. (topology) Any of many analytic groups that are also a smooth manifold; they arise as groups of rotational symmetries
LIE ILL IN ONE'S MOUTH, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To sound artificial or contradictory.
LIE IN, verb. (archaic) To be brought to bed in childbirth.
LIE IN, verb. To stay in bed (longer than usual).
LIE IN ONE'S THROAT, verb. To lie (tell a falsehood) flatly or abominably.
LIE IN WAIT, verb. To be hiding, waiting to ambush or attack someone, or simply to accost them unexpectedly.
LIE LOW, verb. (intransitive) To conceal oneself; to remain hidden.
LIE OF THE LAND, noun. Alternative form of lay of the land
LIE OFF, verb. (nautical) (transitive) To remain at a safe distance from (another vessel or hazard)
LIE THROUGH ONE'S TEETH, verb. (idiomatic) To tell a gross or egregious untruth.
LIE TO, verb. (nautical) (of a ship) To have the sails arranged so as to counteract each other.
LIE UPON, verb. (archaic) To be incumbent upon; to be up to (someone); to be obligatory upon.
LIE UPON, verb. To lie on.
LIE UPON, verb. (obsolete) To importune; to urge; to solicit.
LIE WITH, verb. (euphemistic) to have sex, sexual relations with someone

Dictionary definition

LIE, noun. A statement that deviates from or perverts the truth.
LIE, noun. Norwegian diplomat who was the first Secretary General of the United Nations (1896-1968).
LIE, noun. Position or manner in which something is situated.
LIE, verb. Be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position.
LIE, verb. Be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position; "The sick man lay in bed all day"; "the books are lying on the shelf".
LIE, verb. Originate (in); "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country".
LIE, verb. Be and remain in a particular state or condition; "lie dormant".
LIE, verb. Tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive; "Don't lie to your parents"; "She lied when she told me she was only 29".
LIE, verb. 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".
LIE, verb. Assume a reclining position; "lie down on the bed until you feel better".

Wise words

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Mother Teresa