Definition of LYING

noun : LYING

Source: WordNet 3.1

verb : LYING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position ;

  • 2. (

    ) be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position; "The sick man lay in bed all day"; "the books are lying on the shelf" ;

  • 4. (

    ) be and remain in a particular state or condition; "lie dormant" ;

  • 5. (

    ) tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive; "Don't lie to your parents"; "She lied when she told me she was only 29" ;

  • 6. (

    ) have a place in relation to something else; "The fate of Bosnia lies in the hands of the West"; "The responsibility rests with the Allies" ;

  • 7. (

    ) assume a reclining position; "lie down on the bed until you feel better" ;


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