# Definitions and Synonyms of *lie* | Another word for *lie* | What is *lie? *

*Definition 1: a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth - [noun denoting communication]*

*Synonyms for lie in the sense of this definition*

*(**lie* is a kind of ...) a false statement

*lie*is a kind of ...) a false statement

*(... is a kind of **lie* ) a trivial lie

*lie*) a trivial lie

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*"he told a fib about eating his spinach"**"how can I stop my child from telling stories?"*### (... is a kind of *lie* ) (law) a false boast that can harm others; especially a false claim to be married to someone (formerly actionable at law)

### (... is a kind of *lie* ) a gross untruth; a blatant lie

### (... is a kind of *lie* ) an unimportant lie (especially one told to be tactful or polite)

*Definition 2: position or manner in which something is situated - [noun denoting location]*

*Definition 3: Norwegian diplomat who was the first Secretary General of the United Nations (1896-1968) - [noun denoting person]*

*Synonyms for lie in the sense of this definition*

*(**lie* is an instance of ...) an official engaged in international negotiations

*lie*is an instance of ...) an official engaged in international negotiations

*Definition 4: tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive - [verb of communication]*

*Samples where lie or its synonyms are used according to this definition*

*Don't lie to your parents**She lied when she told me she was only 29*

*(**lie* is a kind of ...) give false or misleading information to

*lie*is a kind of ...) give false or misleading information to

*(... is a kind of **lie* ) tell romantic or exaggerated lies

*lie*) tell romantic or exaggerated lies

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*"This author romanced his trip to an exotic country"*### (... is a kind of *lie* ) knowingly tell an untruth in a legal court and render oneself guilty of perjury

### (... is a kind of *lie* ) tell a relatively insignificant lie

*"Fibbing is not acceptable, even if you don't call it lying"**Definition 5: be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position - [verb of contact]*

*Samples where lie or its synonyms are used according to this definition*

*The sick man lay in bed all day**the books are lying on the shelf*

*(... is a kind of **lie* ) expose one's body to the sun

*lie*) expose one's body to the sun

*(... is a kind of **lie* ) sit or lie with one's limbs spread out

*lie*) sit or lie with one's limbs spread out

*(... is a kind of **lie* ) lean in a comfortable resting position

*lie*) lean in a comfortable resting position

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*"He was reposing on the couch"*### (... is a kind of *lie* ) lie upon; lie on top of

*"the granite overlies the older rocks"*### (... is a kind of *lie* ) lie without sleeping

*"She was so worried, she lay awake all night long"*### (... is a kind of *lie* ) lie when dead

*"Mao reposes in his mausoleum"*### (... is a kind of *lie* ) be exposed

*"The seals were basking in the sun"*### (*lie* has a similar meaning as ...) assume a reclining position

*"lie down on the bed until you feel better"**Definition 6: assume a reclining position - [verb of motion]*

*Samples where lie or its synonyms are used according to this definition*

*lie down on the bed until you feel better*

*Synonyms for lie in the sense of this definition*

*(**lie* is a kind of ...) undergo a change in bodily posture

*lie*is a kind of ...) undergo a change in bodily posture

*(... is a kind of **lie* ) lie down comfortably

*lie*) lie down comfortably

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*"To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass"*### (... is a kind of *lie* ) lie down on command, of hunting dogs

### (... is a kind of *lie* ) get into a prostrate position, as in submission

### (*lie* has a similar meaning as ...) be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position

*"The sick man lay in bed all day"**"the books are lying on the shelf"**Definition 7: be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position - [verb of stative]*

*(**lie* is a kind of ...) occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere

*lie*is a kind of ...) occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere

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*"Where is my umbrella?"**"The toolshed is in the back"**"What is behind this behavior?"*### (... is a kind of *lie* ) be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to

*"The house looks north"**"My backyard look onto the pond"**"The building faces the park"*### (... is a kind of *lie* ) be in back of

*"My garage backs their yard"*### (... is a kind of *lie* ) be located at the sides of something or somebody

### (... is a kind of *lie* ) be in the front of or on top of

*"The list was headed by the name of the president"*### (... is a kind of *lie* ) look down on

*"The villa dominates the town"*### (... is a kind of *lie* ) be in line with; form a line along

*"trees line the riverbank"*### (... is a kind of *lie* ) be oriented

*"The weather vane points North"**"the dancers toes pointed outward"*### (... is a kind of *lie* ) be oriented in a certain direction

*"The house looks out on a tennis court"**"The apartment overlooks the Hudson"*### (... is a kind of *lie* ) lie at the top of

*"Snow capped the mountains"*### (... is a kind of *lie* ) lie underneath

### (... is a kind of *lie* ) come before

*"Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify"*### (... is a kind of *lie* ) lie in a sheltered position

*"The little cottage nestles in the forest"*### (... is a kind of *lie* ) be placed or located between other things or extend between spaces and events

*"This interludes intervenes between the two movements"**"Eight days intervened"*### (... is a kind of *lie* ) be at the top of or constitute the top or highest point

*"A star tops the Christmas Tree"*### (... is a kind of *lie* ) occupy an intermediate or middle position or form a connecting link or stage between two others

*"mediate between the old and the new"*### (... is a kind of *lie* ) lie moored or anchored

*"Ship rides at anchor"*### (... is a kind of *lie* ) lie partly over or alongside of something or of one another

### (... is a kind of *lie* ) concentrate on a particular place or spot

*"The infection has localized in the left eye"*### (... is a kind of *lie* ) lie obliquely

*"A scar slanted across his face"*### (*lie* has a similar meaning as ...) 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"**Definition 8: originate (in) - [verb of stative]*

*Definition 9: have a place in relation to something else - [verb of stative]*

*Samples where lie or its synonyms are used according to this definition*

*The fate of Bosnia lies in the hands of the West**The responsibility rests with the Allies*

*Synonyms for lie in the sense of this definition*

*(**lie* is a kind of ...) occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere

*lie*is a kind of ...) occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere

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*"Where is my umbrella?"**"The toolshed is in the back"**"What is behind this behavior?"*### (*lie* has a similar meaning as ...) be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position

*Definition 10: be and remain in a particular state or condition - [verb of stative]*

*Samples where lie or its synonyms are used according to this definition*

*lie dormant*

*(**lie* is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

*lie*is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

*"John is rich"**"This is not a good answer"*

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