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 for lie
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lie \Lie\ (l[imac]), n.
     See Lye.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lie \Lie\ (l[imac]), n. [AS. lyge; akin to D. leugen, OHG. lugi,
     G. l["u]ge, lug, Icel. lygi, Dan. & Sw. l["o]gn, Goth. liugn.
     See Lie to utter a falsehood.]
     1. A falsehood uttered or acted for the purpose of deception;
        an intentional violation of truth; an untruth spoken with
        the intention to deceive.
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              The proper notion of a lie is an endeavoring to
              deceive another by signifying that to him as true,
              which we ourselves think not to be so. --S. Clarke.
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              It is willful deceit that makes a lie. A man may act
              a lie, as by pointing his finger in a wrong
              direction when a traveler inquires of him his road.
                                                    --Paley.
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     2. A fiction; a fable; an untruth. --Dryden.
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     3. Anything which misleads or disappoints.
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              Wishing this lie of life was o'er.    --Trench.
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     To give the lie to.
        (a) To charge with falsehood; as, the man gave him the
            lie.
        (b) To reveal to be false; as, a man's actions may give
            the lie to his words.
  
     White lie, a euphemism for such lies as one finds it
        convenient to tell, and excuses himself for telling.
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     Syn: Untruth; falsehood; fiction; deception.
  
     Usage: Lie, Untruth. A man may state what is untrue from
            ignorance or misconception; hence, to impute an
            untruth to one is not necessarily the same as charging
            him with a lie. Every lie is an untruth, but not every
            untruth is a lie. Cf. Falsity.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lie \Lie\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lied (l[imac]d); p. pr. & vb.
     n. Lying (l[imac]"[i^]ng).] [OE. lien, li[yogh]en,
     le[yogh]en, leo[yogh]en, AS. le['o]gan; akin to D. liegen,
     OS. & OHG. liogan, G. l["u]gen, Icel. lj[=u]ga, Sw. ljuga,
     Dan. lyve, Goth. liugan, Russ. lgate.]
     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lie \Lie\, v. i. [imp. Lay (l[=a]); p. p. Lain (l[=a]n),
     ({Lien (l[imac]"[e^]n), Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. Lying.]
     [OE. lien, liggen, AS. licgan; akin to D. liggen, OHG. ligen,
     licken, G. liegen, Icel. liggja, Sw. ligga, Dan. ligge, Goth.
     ligan, Russ. lejate, L. lectus bed, Gr. le`chos bed,
     le`xasqai to lie. Cf. Lair, Law, Lay, v. t., Litter,
     Low, adj.]
     1. 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.
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              The watchful traveler . . .
              Lay down again, and closed his weary eyes. --Dryden.
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     2. 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.
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     3. 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 wall.
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     4. To be or exist; to belong or pertain; to have an abiding
        place; to consist; -- with in.
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              Envy lies between beings equal in nature, though
              unequal in circumstances.             --Collier.
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              He that thinks that diversion may not lie in hard
              labor, forgets the early rising and hard riding of
              huntsmen.                             --Locke.
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     5. To lodge; to sleep.
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              Whiles I was now trifling at home, I saw London, . .
              . where I lay one night only.         --Evelyn.
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              Mr. Quinion lay at our house that night. --Dickens.
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     6. To be still or quiet, like one lying down to rest.
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              The wind is loud and will not lie.    --Shak.
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     7. (Law) To be sustainable; to be capable of being
        maintained. "An appeal lies in this case." --Parsons.
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     Note: Through ignorance or carelessness speakers and writers
           often confuse the forms of the two distinct verbs lay
           and lie. Lay is a transitive verb, and has for its
           preterit laid; as, he told me to lay it down, and I
           laid it down. Lie is intransitive, and has for its
           preterit lay; as, he told me to lie down, and I lay
           down. Some persons blunder by using laid for the
           preterit of lie; as, he told me to lie down, and I laid
           down. So persons often say incorrectly, the ship laid
           at anchor; they laid by during the storm; the book was
           laying on the shelf, etc. It is only necessary to
           remember, in all such cases, that laid is the preterit
           of lay, and not of lie.
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     To lie along the shore (Naut.), to coast, keeping land in
        sight.
  
     To lie at the door of, to be imputable to; as, the sin,
        blame, etc., lies at your door.
  
     To lie at the heart, to be an object of affection, desire,
        or anxiety. --Sir W. Temple.
  
     To lie at the mercy of, to be in the power of.
  
     To lie by.
        (a) To remain with; to be at hand; as, he has the
            manuscript lying by him.
        (b) To rest; to intermit labor; as, we lay by during the
            heat of the day.
  
     To lie hard or To lie heavy, to press or weigh; to bear
        hard.
  
     To lie in, to be in childbed; to bring forth young.
  
     To lie in one, to be in the power of; to belong to. "As
        much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men." --Rom.
        xii. 18.
  
     To lie in the way, to be an obstacle or impediment.
  
     To lie in wait, to wait in concealment; to lie in ambush.
        
  
     To lie on or To lie upon.
        (a) To depend on; as, his life lies on the result.
        (b) To bear, rest, press, or weigh on.
  
     To lie low, to remain in concealment or inactive. [Slang]
        
  
     To lie on hand,
  
     To lie on one's hands, to remain unsold or unused; as, the
        goods are still lying on his hands; they have too much
        time lying on their hands.
  
     To lie on the head of, to be imputed to.
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              What he gets more of her than sharp words, let it
              lie on my head.                       --Shak.
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     To lie over.
        (a) To remain unpaid after the time when payment is due,
            as a note in bank.
        (b) To be deferred to some future occasion, as a
            resolution in a public deliberative body.
  
     To lie to (Naut.), to stop or delay; especially, to head as
        near the wind as possible as being the position of
        greatest safety in a gale; -- said of a ship. Cf. To
        bring to, under Bring.
  
     To lie under, to be subject to; to suffer; to be oppressed
        by.
  
     To lie with.
        (a) To lodge or sleep with.
        (b) To have sexual intercourse with.
        (c) To belong to; as, it lies with you to make amends.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lie \Lie\ (l[imac]), n.
     The position or way in which anything lies; the lay, as of
     land or country. --J. H. Newman.
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           He surveyed with his own eyes . . . the lie of the
           country on the side towards Thrace.      --Jowett
                                                    (Thucyd.).
     [1913 Webster] Lieberkuhn

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lye \Lye\, n. [Written also lie and ley.] [AS. le['a]h; akin
     to D. loog, OHG. louga, G. lauge; cf. Icel. laug a bath, a
     hot spring.]
     1. A strong caustic alkaline solution of potassium salts,
        obtained by leaching wood ashes. It is much used in making
        soap, etc.
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     2. (Chem.) Sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide, or a
        concentrated aqueous solution of either compound.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  lie
      n 1: a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth [syn:
           lie, prevarication]
      2: Norwegian diplomat who was the first Secretary General of the
         United Nations (1896-1968) [syn: Lie, Trygve Lie, Trygve
         Halvden Lie]
      3: position or manner in which something is situated
      v 1: be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
      2: be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position; "The
         sick man lay in bed all day"; "the books are lying on the
         shelf" [ant: sit, sit down, stand, stand up]
      3: originate (in); "The problems dwell in the social injustices
         in this country" [syn: dwell, consist, lie, lie in]
      4: be and remain in a particular state or condition; "lie
         dormant"
      5: tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive; "Don't lie
         to your parents"; "She lied when she told me she was only 29"
      6: 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" [syn: lie, rest]
      7: assume a reclining position; "lie down on the bed until you
         feel better" [syn: lie down, lie] [ant: arise, get
         up, rise, stand up, uprise]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  167 Moby Thesaurus words for "lie":
     aim, aspect, attitude, azimuth, be found, be located, be met with,
     be present, be situated, be there, be untruthful, bearing,
     bearings, beguile, bent, blague, bouncer, canard, carry,
     celestial navigation, cheat, cock-and-bull story, course, cover,
     crawl, current, dead reckoning, deceitfulness, deceive, delude,
     direction, direction line, dishonesty, distort, distortion,
     draw the longbow, drift, dwell in, encompass, environ, equivocate,
     evade, exaggerate, exaggeration, exist, exposure, extend, fable,
     fairy tale, falsehood, falsification, falsify, falsity,
     farfetched story, farrago, fib, fiction, fish story, fix, flam,
     flimflam, forgery, fraudulence, frontage, ghost story, go, go out,
     grovel, half-truth, heading, helmsmanship, hold, inaccuracy,
     inclination, indwell, inhere, inveracity, lay, legal fiction,
     libel, lie athwart, lie down, lie flat, lie flatly, lie in,
     lie limply, lie prone, lie prostrate, line, line of direction,
     line of march, line of position, little white lie, loll, lounge,
     mendacity, misguide, misinform, misinstruct, mislead,
     misrepresentation, misstate, misstatement, myth, navigation, occur,
     orientation, palter, perjury, pilotage, piloting, pious fiction,
     point, position, position line, prevaricate, prevarication,
     quarter, radio bearing, range, reach, reach out, recline, remain,
     repose, reside, rest, ride, ride at anchor, ride easy,
     ride hawse full, run, set, shift, shift about, slight stretching,
     song and dance, span, speak falsely, sprawl, spread, stand,
     steerage, steering, story, straddle, stretch, stretch out,
     stretch the truth, surround, sweep, take in, tale, tall story,
     tall tale, taradiddle, tell a lie, tendency, tenor, thrust out,
     track, trend, trumped-up story, untruth, way, white lie, yarn
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  LiE
  
     A symbolic mathematics package aimed at Lie groups.
  
     ["LiE, a Package for Lie Group Computations", M.A.A. van
     Leeuwen et al, in Computer Algebra Nederland, 1992 (ISBN
     90-741160-02-7)].
  
     (1994-10-20)
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Lie
     an intentional violation of the truth. Lies are emphatically
     condemned in Scripture (John 8:44; 1 Tim. 1:9, 10; Rev. 21:27;
     22:15). Mention is made of the lies told by good men, as by
     Abraham (Gen. 12:12, 13; 20:2), Isaac (26:7), and Jacob (27:24);
     also by the Hebrew midwives (Ex. 1:15-19), by Michal (1 Sam.
     19:14), and by David (1 Sam. 20:6). (See ANANIAS.)
     

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