What does lying mean?

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ˈlaɪ ɪŋly·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lying, prevarication, fabricationnoun

    the deliberate act of deviating from the truth

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Lying

    the participle of lie, whether it signifies to be recumbent, or to speak falsely, or otherwise.

    They will have me whipt for speaking true, thou wilt have me whipt for lying, and sometimes I am whipt for holding my peace. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    Many tears and temptations befal me by the lying in wait of the Jews. Acts xx. 19.

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.

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  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

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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. Rob Nichols:

    Trump is lying to Ohioans, and we are consulting with our lawyers on our next steps.

  2. Detective Superintendent Rod Wilde:

    She has done a bit of sleeping and a lot of eating, a lot of lying around and cuddling.

  3. Kevin Nicholson:

    I was extraordinarily frustrated with Democrat politicians like Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Tammy Baldwin too, who were undermining Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton progress there by lying about Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton progress, my patience was done. That was it.

  4. Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffery Blackwell:

    The suspect then returned to Police Officer Sonny Kim, who was lying wounded on the street and began to fight with Sonny Kim in an effort to take the officer's firearm.

  5. Nathan Edwards:

    It was towards the end of the day and something caught my eye, it was just lying there, this bit of color, there was some dust and I didn’t touch the photo, I just blew the dust off to show the faces and took a photo.

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