Definitions for liarˈlaɪ ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

li•arˈlaɪ ər(n.)

  1. a person who tells lies.

Origin of liar:

bef. 950; ME lier, OE lēogere. See lie1, -ar1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. liar, prevaricator(noun)

    a person who has lied or who lies repeatedly

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. liar(noun)ˈlaɪ ər

    sb who tells lies

    a liar and a thief


  1. liar(Noun)

    one who tells lies.

  2. Origin: From lier, from leogere, from leogan, equivalent to . Cognate with Lügner, lygari. More at lie.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Liar(noun)

    a person who knowingly utters falsehood; one who lies

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. liar

    1. One who tells the truth about something that never happened; hence, a poet, a preacher, a politician, or an Arctic explorer. 2. An expert witness on the side of the Prosecution, or any witness called by the Defense. 3. One who reasons far ahead of his time; a seer. (As all combinations of facts must occur in endless time, the liar, no matter how absurd his statement, is uttering a truth, because he is stating a fact that has occurred or will occur at some future date. Thus, a liar, in the sense of one who utters a falsehood, can not be said, strictly speaking, to exist. As dirt is merely nectar in the process of evolving, so a liar is an observer born out of his time. He is the victim of a divine prank.)


  1. Liar!

    "Liar!" is a science fiction short story by American writer Isaac Asimov. It first appeared in the May 1941 issue of Astounding Science Fiction and was reprinted in the collections I, Robot and The Complete Robot. It was Asimov's third published positronic robot story. Although the word "robot" was introduced to the public by Czech writer Karel Čapek in his 1920 play R.U.R., Asimov's story "Liar!" contains the first recorded use of the word "robotics" according to the Oxford English Dictionary. In 1969 "Liar" was adapted into an episode of the British television series Out of the Unknown, although only a few short clips of this episode are known to exist. The events of this short story are also mentioned in the novel The Robots of Dawn written by the same author.

Anagrams of liar

  1. aril, lair, lari, lira, rail, rial

  2. Lair

  3. Rial

Translations for liar

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a person who tells lies, especially as a habit

You can't trust what she says; – she's such a liar.

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