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1. lie

verb. ['ˈlaɪ'] be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position.

Synonyms

  • recline
  • lie down
  • lean back
  • sprawl
  • rest
  • recumb
  • repose
  • sun
  • bask
  • sunbathe
  • overlie

Antonyms

  • sit
  • arise
  • be well
  • agree

Etymology

  • lien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • leogan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Lie

  • adl-tabatabai
  • dwi
  • oversupply
  • standby
  • semidry
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  • private-eye
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  • isty
  • drip-dry
  • cspi
  • whereby
  • underly
  • overfly
  • mistry
  • mcfly
  • lxi
  • drive-by
  • comply
  • versailles
  • thereby
  • switaj
  • supply
  • sundai
  • sri
  • shanghai
  • sci
  • retry
  • reply
  • nearby

How do you pronounce lie?

Pronounce lie as laɪ.

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Example sentences of the word lie


1. Noun, singular or mass
First grasp a dumbbell in each hand and lie face up on the incline bench.

2. Verb, 3rd person singular present
Norway’s Svalbard Islands lie entirely within this region, as does the northernmost tip of its mainland.

3. Verb, base form
The hair should lie flat and close to the body, and be thick all over.

Quotes containing the word lie


1. Whenever I feel the need to exercise, I lie down until it goes away.
- Paul Terry

2. But better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.
- Khaled Hosseini

3. A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
- Mark Twain

2. lie

verb. ['ˈlaɪ'] be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position.

Synonyms

  • be
  • be situated
  • orient
  • point
  • look out over
  • localise
  • focalise
  • look across
  • overtop
  • mediate
  • head
  • run along
  • ride
  • rest
  • command
  • slant
  • top
  • look out on
  • back
  • nestle
  • dominate
  • predate
  • underlie
  • intervene
  • precede
  • crest
  • focalize
  • face
  • localize
  • line
  • front
  • overlook
  • flank
  • look
  • cap

Antonyms

  • back
  • terminal
  • follower
  • natural depression

Etymology

  • lien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • leogan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. lie

verb. ['ˈlaɪ'] originate (in).

Synonyms

  • exist
  • consist
  • lie in
  • dwell

Antonyms

  • skew
  • blur
  • immediate
  • mediacy

Etymology

  • lien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • leogan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. lie

verb. ['ˈlaɪ'] be and remain in a particular state or condition.

Antonyms

  • foot

Etymology

  • lien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • leogan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. lie

noun. ['ˈlaɪ'] a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth.

Synonyms

  • jactitation
  • tarradiddle
  • tale
  • taradiddle
  • white lie
  • whopper
  • falsehood
  • prevarication
  • story
  • walloper
  • untruth
  • falsity

Antonyms

  • disorient
  • antinode
  • node
  • middle

Etymology

  • lien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • leogan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. lie

verb. ['ˈlaɪ'] tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive.

Synonyms

  • fib
  • perjure
  • romance
  • misinform

Antonyms

  • irrelevance
  • unpointedness
  • suffer
  • converge

Etymology

  • lien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • leogan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. lie

verb. ['ˈlaɪ'] have a place in relation to something else.

Synonyms

  • be

Antonyms

  • rear
  • reverse

Etymology

  • lien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • leogan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. lie

verb. ['ˈlaɪ'] assume a reclining position.

Synonyms

  • stretch
  • charge
  • prostrate
  • change posture
  • stretch out
  • lie down

Antonyms

  • change
  • miss
  • differ
  • disagree

Etymology

  • lien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • leogan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. lie

noun. ['ˈlaɪ'] position or manner in which something is situated.

Synonyms

  • position

Antonyms

  • beginning
  • undock

Etymology

  • lien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • leogan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. Lie

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

Synonyms

  • Trygve Halvden Lie
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