Lie means to recline on a horizontal surface.(verb)
An example of lie is a person being flat on their back.
Lie is defined as to say something that knowingly isn't true.(verb)
An example of lie is a forty year old person saying they are twenty five.
The definition of a lie is a false statement.(noun)
An example of lie is saying the sky is green.
See lie in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME lien < 2d & 3d pers. sing. of earlier liggen < OE licgan, to lie, akin to Ger liegen < IE base *legh-, to lie, lay oneself down > L lectus & Gr lēchos, bed, lōchos, lair
Origin: ME lien < OE leogan, akin to Ger lügen (Goth liugan) < IE base *leugh-, to tell lies > Lith lūgoti, to ask
See lie in American Heritage Dictionary 4
intransitive verb lay lay (lā), lain lain (lān), ly·ing (līˈĭng), lies
Origin: Middle English lien
Origin: , from Old English licgan; see legh- in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English lyge; see leugh- in Indo-European roots.
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