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  Dictionary Definition of lie

Lie
noun
1. Jonas, 1880--1940, US painter, born in Norway.
2. Trygve Halvdan , 1896--1969, Norwegian politician; secretary-general of United Nations 1946--53.
lie [1]
noun
1. a false statement made with intent to deceive; an intentional untruth; a falsehood.
2. something intended or serving to convey a false impression.
3. the charge or accusation of lying; a flat contradiction.
-- verb ( lied, lying )
-- verb (i)
4. to speak falsely or utter untruth knowingly, as with intent to deceive.
5. to express what is false, or convey a false impression.
-- verb (t)
6. to bring to a specific state or effect by lying: to lie oneself out of a difficulty.
-- phrase
7. give the lie ; give the lie to, a. to charge with lying; contradict flatly. b. to imply or show to be false; belie.
[ME lien, OE leogan, c. Goth. liugan ; def. 7: ME; OE lyge, c. Icel. lygi ]