What does liar mean?

Definitions for liarˈlaɪ ər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word liar.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. liar, prevaricator(noun)

    a person who has lied or who lies repeatedly


  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

  2. Origin: [OE. liere. See Lie to falsify.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Liar

    lī′ar, n. one who lies. [Lie.]

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.)

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Anagrams for liar »

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

  2. Lair

  3. Rial


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of liar in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of liar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Friedrich Nietzsche:

    The visionary lies to himself, the liar only to others.

  2. Aesop:

    A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.

  3. Barbara Bowman and Beth Ferrier:

    I'm not a liar. Barbara is not a liar. None of us are liars.

  4. Thomas Fuller:

    Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity.

  5. Harry S Truman:

    Nixon is a shifty-eyed goddamn liar. . . . .He's one of the few in the history of this country to run for high office talking out of both sides of his mouth at the same time and lying out of both sides.

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