1. (v.) To recline; also, to speak a falsehood\.

2. (n.) A falsehood uttered or acted for the purpose of deception; an intentional violation of truth; an untruth spoken with the intention to deceive.

3. (n.) A fiction; a fable; an untruth.

4. (n.) Anything which misleads or disappoints.

5. (v. i.) 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.

6. (adj.) 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.

7. (adj.) 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.

8. (adj.) 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.

9. (adj.) To be or exist; to belong or pertain; to have an abiding place; to consist; -- with in.

10. (adj.) To lodge; to sleep.

11. (adj.) To be still or quiet, like one lying down to rest.

12. (adj.) To be sustainable; to be capable of being maintained.

13. (n.) The position or way in which anything lies; the lay, as of land or country.

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