What does lying mean?

Definitions for lying
ˈlaɪ ɪŋly·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lying, prevarication, fabrication(noun)

    the deliberate act of deviating from the truth

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lying

    of Lie

  2. Lying

    of Lie

  3. Lying

    of Lie, to tell a falsehood

  4. Lying

    of Lie, to be supported horizontally

Freebase

  1. Lying

    Lying is a 2006 American independent experimental film starring Chloë Sevigny and Jena Malone, Leelee Sobieski, as well as Henry Gummer. It was directed by video artist M. Blash. It premiered at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival Directors Fortnight and had a limited US release in 2008, with a DVD release following in May 2009. The film was given a small theatrical re-release in September 2009. While the film follows a fairly loose, ambiguous narrative, it focuses on a group of acquaintances who spend the weekend together at a remote country house; the situation becomes complex throughout the days, though, as one of the women turns out to be a pathological liar.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lying

    lī′ing, adj. addicted to telling lies.—n. the habit of telling lies.—adv. Ly′ingly.

  2. Lying

    lī′ing, adj. being in a horizontal position.—n. Ly′ing-in, the confinement of women during child-bearing—also adj.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. lying

    The situation of a whale when favourable for sticking--the "lie" usually occurs after feeding.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. lying

    To be actually stationed or quartered in a given place. In-lying and out-lying pickets. See Picket.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lying' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2280

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lying' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2237

How to pronounce lying?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say lying in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lying in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lying in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of lying in a Sentence

  1. Pat Sajak:

    I was the fetal position, lying on the bed, they try to give you various drugs for the pain. And none of it -- none -- was working.

  2. Joe Biden:

    I don't think any man or woman should run for president unless number 1, they know exactly why they would want to be president and number 2, they can look folks out there and sayI promise Stephen Colbert, Stephen Colbert have my whole heart, my whole soul, my energy, and my passion to do this, and I'd be lying if I said that I knew I was there.

  3. Robert Benchley:

    A boy can learn a lot from a dog obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down.

  4. Cosby Phillips:

    As the accusations began to increase, I became increasingly disturbed, i was fairly certain that some of the women were lying through their teeth, but certainly not all of them.

  5. Scott Gottlieb:

    The entire Pacific Rim has less than 1,000 infections a day, people want to say China is lying about the two dozen cases that they’re reporting a day, which I don’t believe they are [lying]. Certainly, the entire Pacific Rim isn’t in on the conspiracy. It isn’t inevitable that we have a raging epidemic.

Images & Illustrations of lying

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