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Dictionary definition for: Lie

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

2. (v) be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position

3. (n) Norwegian diplomat who was the first Secretary General of the United Nations (1896-1968)

4. (v) be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position; "The sick man lay in bed all day" "the books are lying on the shelf"

5. (n) position or manner in which something is situated

6. (v) originate (in) "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country"

7. (v) be and remain in a particular state or condition; "lie dormant"

8. (v) tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive; "Don''t lie to your parents" "She lied when she told me she was only 29"

9. (v) 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"

10. (v) assume a reclining position; "lie down on the bed until you feel better"

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