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English noun: lie

1. lie (communication) a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth


Synonymsprevarication


Broader (hypernym)falsehood, falsity, untruth


Narrower (hyponym)fib, jactitation, story, tale, taradiddle, tarradiddle, walloper, white lie, whopper

2. Lie (person) Norwegian diplomat who was the first Secretary General of the United Nations (1896-1968)


SynonymsTrygve Halvden Lie, Trygve Lie


Instance hypernymdiplomat, diplomatist

3. lie (location) position or manner in which something is situated


Broader (hypernym)place, position


English verb: lie

1. lie (stative) be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position


ExamplesThe children lie in the rocking chair, There lie some children in the rocking chair


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)be


Narrower (hyponym)back, cap, command, crest, dominate, face, flank, focalise, focalize, front, head, intervene, lap, line, localise, localize, look, look across, look out on, look out over, mediate, nestle, orient, overlook, overlook, overtop, point, precede, predate, ride, run along, slant, top, underlie


Verb grouplie, rest

2. lie (contact) be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position


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


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Narrower (hyponym)bask, lie awake, overlie, recline, recumb, repose, repose, sprawl, sun, sunbathe


Entaillie, lie down


Verb grouplie, lie down


Antonymssit, stand, sit down, stand up

3. lie (stative) originate (in)


SamplesThe problems dwell in the social injustices in this country.


Synonymsconsist, dwell, lie in


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)be, exist

4. lie (stative) be and remain in a particular state or condition


SamplesLie dormant.


Pattern of useSomething ----s Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s Adjective


Broader (hypernym)be

5. lie (communication) tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive


SamplesDon't lie to your parents.
She lied when she told me she was only 29.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s to somebody


Broader (hypernym)misinform, mislead


Narrower (hyponym)fib, perjure, romance

6. lie (stative) have a place in relation to something else


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


Synonymsrest


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)be


Verb grouplie

7. lie (motion) assume a reclining position


SamplesLie down on the bed until you feel better.


Synonymslie down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)change posture


Narrower (hyponym)bow down, charge, prostrate, stretch, stretch out


Verb grouplie


Antonymsget up, stand up, arise, rise, uprise









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