• (n.) See Lye.
• (n.) A falsehood uttered or acted for the purpose of deception; an
intentional violation of truth; an untruth spoken with the intention to
• (n.) A fiction; a fable; an untruth.
• (n.) Anything which misleads or disappoints.
• (v. i.) 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.
• (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.
• (adj.) 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.
• (adj.) 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
• (adj.) To be or exist; to belong or pertain; to have an abiding
place; to consist; -- with in.
• (adj.) To lodge; to sleep.
• (adj.) To be still or quiet, like one lying down to rest.
• (adj.) To be sustainable; to be capable of being maintained.
• (n.) The position or way in which anything lies; the lay, as of
land or country.