What does lying mean?

Definitions for lying
ˈlaɪ ɪŋly·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lying, prevarication, fabricationnoun

    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.

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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

How to pronounce lying?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Donald Trump:

    I don't want to get into whether or not The President's lying. I can only say that I do have confidence in our intelligence agencies as currently constituted.

  2. Saeb Erekat:

    He (Netanyahu) wants to install cameras in order to monitor and arrest our people;, he is lying and lying.

  3. Marco Bulmer-Rizzi:

    I went to bed and David was to follow me shortly. He was just reading his Kindle. I woke up 45 minutes later and heard this awful noise and I turned on the light and he was lying at the bottom of the stairs in a bloodbath.

  4. The Reddit user:

    I work 60-100 hours a week, so if anyone needs time off, its me, she wrote. Last year, however, the woman claimed the two asked her to babysit on the day of her own important work retreat. Everyone is expected to go [on the retreat], and its frowned upon if you miss it. They wanted to go on a date. I said no, I have an important work event. They continued to nag me about how they havent gone on a date for so long, she wrote. The night before her work event, they called in a panic and said their friend Mike from the next city over had been in a car accident, and I needed to babysit nephew for a few hours. The Reddit user said shereluctantly agreed, but under the condition that they be back by 7 a.m. the next day so she could leave for the retreat.But her brother and sister-in-law did not return for two days, and did not answer any of her phone calls or texts. I had to cancel on my superiors morning of, which looked awful, she wrote. DAD IN TROUBLE WITH WIFE AND DAUGHTER AFTER BUYING MCDONALDS FOR HIMSELF, AND ONLY HIMSELF Her brother had an excuse when they returned, claiming Mikes life was in danger and they were too busy helping his girlfriend. And then, for weeks afterward, the Reddit user said her brother and sister-in-law asked her to babysit many more times, each time saying they werevisitingMike to help him with his recovery. Two months later, however, the woman claims that her company, and the company that Mikes girlfriend works for,had a meeting, and that she ran into the two of them. Mike had never been in an accident, and although [my brother and sister-in-law] had gone to visit them recently, it was for drinks and bowling, not bringing them chicken noodle soup in the hospital, she wrote. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER After confronting her brother and sister-in-law, the woman said they admitted to lying so they could go on date nights. They claimed I gave them no choice since I would never help them out when they needed time together because parenting was so stressful and difficult.

  5. Allen Ginsberg:

    Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.

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