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

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.

Wikipedia

  1. lying

    A lie is an assertion that is believed to be false, typically used with the purpose of deceiving or misleading someone. The practice of communicating lies is called lying. A person who communicates a lie may be termed a liar. Lies can be interpreted as deliberately false statements or misleading statements. Lies may also serve a variety of instrumental, interpersonal, or psychological functions for the individuals who use them. Generally, the term "lie" carries a negative connotation, and depending on the context a person who communicates a lie may be subject to social, legal, religious, or criminal sanctions; for instance, perjury, or the act of lying under oath, can result in criminal and civil charges being pressed against the perjurer. Although people in many cultures believe that deception can be detected by observing nonverbal behaviors (e.g. not making eye contact, fidgeting, stuttering) research indicates that people overestimate both the significance of such cues and their ability to make accurate judgements about deception. More generally, people's ability to make true judgments is affected by biases towards accepting incoming information and interpreting feelings as evidence of truth. People do not always check incoming assertions against their memory.

ChatGPT

  1. lying

    Lying refers to the act of deliberately deceiving or giving false information with the intention to mislead someone else. It involves making false statements or presenting information in a deceptive manner in order to hide or manipulate 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

Wikidata

  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. Eric Trump:

    Michael Cohen is lying and Michael Cohen's trying to get a reduced sentence for things that have nothing to do with me.

  2. Irena Ryjova:

    It was just lying there, on its back, knees slightly bent like someone would lie on the sand at the beach.

  3. Clare Boothe Luce:

    Lying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego, lessens the friction of social contacts. It is only in lies, wholeheartedly and bravely told, that human nature attains through words and speech the forbearance, the nobility, the romance, the idealism, that -- being what it is -- it falls so short of in fact and in deed.

  4. Robert Benchley:

    A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.

  5. Dejan Stojanovic:

    Busy with the ugliness of the expensive success we forget the easiness of free beauty lying sad right around the corner, only an instant removed, unnoticed and squandered.

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