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

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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. Comey Giuliani:

    I don't think anybody's lying, i think a mistake was made.

  2. Osama Abu Zaid:

    The Russians keep lying. They never actually do what they promise in negotiations.

  3. Fieger Law -RRB- Fieger:

    Hes not fighting at all ... his shoes and his feet are just lying there.

  4. 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.

  5. Hietzsche:

    The most common lie is that which one lies to himself lying to others is relatively an exception.

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