Complete Definition of "lie"

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see|LIE|liÄ|liÄ|liè|lié
English

rank|turning|village|quickly|814|lie|supposed|original|provide

Pronunciation
IPA|/laɪ/
SAMPA|/laI/
audio|en-us-lie.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|aɪ

Homophones
lye
lai

Etymology 1
OE. term|licgan, from Germanic *term||ligjan-, from Indo-European *term||legh-. Cognate with Dutch term|liggen, German term|liegen, Swedish term|ligga; and with Latin term|lectus||bed, Irish term|luighe, Russian term|лежаÑÑ.

Verb
en-verb|lies|lying|lay|lain

  1. intransitive To be in a horizontal position.
  2. intransitive To be placed or situated.

Derived terms
lie down (in bed)
lie back (sit back).

Related terms
lier

Translations
trans-top|be in horizontal position
Chinese: 躺
Czech: ležet
Danish: ligge
Dutch: liggen
Ewe: mlÉ anyi
Filipino: humiga
Finnish: maata
French: se coucher
German: liegen
Greek: κείÏομαι (kítome)
Hebrew: ×ש×× (Lish'kav)
Icelandic: Liggja
Ido: jacar
Indonesian: baring|berbaring, baring|membaringkan
trans-mid
Italian: giacere, essere disteso
Japanese: 横ã«ãªã (ããã«ãªã, yoko ni naru)
Korean: ëì´ë¤ (nohIda, noida)
Latin: iacere|iacÄre
Malayalam: à´à´¿à´à´àµà´àµà´ (kitakkuka)
Navajo: sitÄÌ (a slender stiff object lies)
Norwegian: ligge
Old English: licgan
Polish: leżeÄ
Scottish Gaelic: laigh
Slovak: ležať
Slovene: ležati
Spanish: echarse, yacer
Swedish: ligga
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trans-top|be situated
Czech: ležet
Finnish: olla, sijaita
German: liegen
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Old English: licġan
Spanish: estar ubicado
Swedish: ligga
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Etymology 2
OE. term|leogan|lÄoÄ¡an, from Germanic.

Verb
en-verb|lies|lying|lied

  1. intransitive To give false information intentionally.
  2. intransitive To convey a false image or impression.

#: Photos often lie.

Related terms
liar

Translations
trans-top|tell an untruth
Chinese: 說è¬, è¯´è° (shuÅhuÇng)
Czech: lhát
Danish: lyve
Dutch: liegen
Estonian: valetama
Ewe: da alakpa, ka aÊatso
Filipino: magsinungaling
Finnish: valehdella
French: mentir
German: lügen (1, 2), täuschen (2)
Greek: ÏεÏδομαι (psevdome)
Hebrew: ×שקר (Le'sha'ker)
Indonesian:
*bohong, bohong|berbohong, bohong|membohongi
*dusta, dusta|berdusta, dusta|mendustai
Icelandic: ljúga
Ido: mentiar
trans-mid
Italian: mentire
Japanese: åãåã (ãããã¤ã, usowotsuku)
Korean: ê±°ì§ë§íë¤ geojitmal hada
Kurdish: KUchar|Ø¯Ø±Û Ú©Ø±Ø¯Ù, KUchar|Ø¯Ø±Û Ú¯ÙتÙ
Latin: mentiri
Malayalam: à´¨àµà´£ (nuNa), à´à´³àµà´³à´ (kaLLam)
Northern Sami: gielistit
Norwegian: lyve, ljuge
Portuguese: mentir
Polish: kÅamaÄ
Russian: лгаÑÑ (lgatâ)
Slovene: lagati
Spanish: mentir
Swedish: ljuga
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Etymology 3
Old English lyġe

Noun
en-noun

  1. An intentionally false statement; a falsehood.
  2. A statement intended to deceive, even if literally true; a half-truth

Etymology 4
From the verb lie

Noun
en-noun|-

  1. golf The terrain and conditions surrounding the ball before it is struck.
  2. medicine The position of a fetus in the womb.

Translations
trans-top|untruth
Cebuano: bakak
Chinese: è°è¨ (huÇngyán), åè¯ (jiÇhuà)
Czech: lež f
Danish: løgn
Dutch: leugen f
Ewe: alakpadada, aÊatsokaka
Finnish: vale, valhe
French: mensonge m
German: Lüge f
Greek: Ïέμμα (psema) n
Hebrew: שקר (She'ker) m
Hindi: à¤à¥à¤  (jhÅ«tth)
Icelandic: lygi
Ilocano: ulbod
Interlingua: mendacio, mentita
trans-mid
Italian: bugia f
Japanese: å (ãã, uso), èè¨ (ãããã, kyogen)
Korean: ê±°ì§ë§ (geojitmal)
Kurdish: KUchar|درÛ
Marathi: à¤à¥à¤ (khota)
Norwegian: løgn m
Portuguese: mentira f
Romanian: minciunÄ f
Russian: Ð»Ð¾Ð¶Ñ (ložâ) f
Slovene: laž f
Spanish: mentira f
Swedish: lögn c
Tagalog: kasinungalingan
Waray Waray: kaga'
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trans-top|golf term
Dutch: ligging f, terreinligging f
trans-mid
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trans-top|position of fetus
Dutch: ligging f
trans-mid
German: Kindslage f
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Category:English irregular verbs
Category:English words with multiple etymologies


Finnish

Verb
lie

  1. context|nonstandard|langfi fi-form of|olla|typeverb|prthird-person|plsingular|moodpotential|tensepresent

#:Se on missä lie.
#::It's somewhere. / I wonder where it is.

Usage notes
This form is used mostly in the expression above.

Synonyms
(3rd-pers. sg. potent. pres. of olla; standard) lienee

Anagrams
eli#Finnish|eli
lei#Finnish|lei


French

Etymology
From a Celtic language

Noun
lie

  1. dregs (of wine, of society)

Verb
lie

  1. First-person singular indicative present of lier.
  2. First-person singular subjunctive present of lier.
  3. Third-person singular indicative present of lier.
  4. Third-person singular subjunctive present of lier.
  5. Second-person singular imperative present of lier.

Category:French nouns
Category:French verb forms


Mandarin

Pinyin
cmn-alt-pinyin|lie|lie0|lie5

  1. å¦: expression of surprise

Pinyin syllable
lie

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of three tones, liÄ, liÄ, or liè.

Usage notes
English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Category:Mandarin pinyin


Swedish

Noun
lie c
sv-noun-reg-ar|2=li

  1. scythe; an instrument for mowing grass, grain, or the like.

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pl:lie
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ru:lie
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fi:lie
ta:lie
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