Lying
Lie Lie, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Lied} (l[imac]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lying} (l[imac]"[i^]ng).] [OE. lien, li[yogh]en, le[yogh]en, leo[yogh]en, AS. le['o]gan; akin to D. liegen, OS. & OHG. liogan, G. l["u]gen, Icel. lj[=u]ga, Sw. ljuga, Dan. lyve, Goth. liugan, Russ. lgate.] To utter falsehood with an intention to deceive; to say or do that which is intended to deceive another, when he a right to know the truth, or when morality requires a just representation. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Lying — • As defined by St. Thomas Aquinas, a statement at variance with the mind Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Lying     Lying     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Lying — Ly ing, p. pr. & vb. n. of {Lie}, to be supported horizontally. [1913 Webster] {Lying panel} (Arch.), a panel in which the grain of the wood is horizontal. [R.] {Lying to} (Naut.), having the sails so disposed as to counteract each other. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lying — pres part of lie Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. lying I …   Law dictionary

  • Lying — Ly ing, p. pr. & vb. n. of {Lie}, to tell a falsehood. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lying — mendacious, untruthful, *dishonest, deceitful Analogous words: *false, wrong: deceptive, *misleading, delusive, delusory Antonyms: truthtelling Contrasted words: honest, just, *upright, conscientious, scrupulous, honorable: candid, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • lying — [adj] dishonest committing perjury, deceitful, deceptive, delusive, delusory, dissembling, dissimulating, double crossing*, doubledealing*, equivocating, false, falsifying, fibbing, guileful, inventing, mendacious, misleading, misrepresenting,… …   New thesaurus

  • lying — lying1 [lī′iŋ] vi. prp. of LIE1 lying2 [lī′iŋ] vt., vi. prp. of LIE2 adj. false; not truthful n. the telling of a lie or lies SYN. DISHONEST …   English World dictionary

  • Lying — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Lying Produktionsland USA …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lying — Lie Lie, v. i. [imp. {Lay} (l[=a]); p. p. {Lain} (l[=a]n), ({Lien} (l[imac] [e^]n), Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lying}.] [OE. lien, liggen, AS. licgan; akin to D. liggen, OHG. ligen, licken, G. liegen, Icel. liggja, Sw. ligga, Dan. ligge, Goth. ligan …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lying — Philosophical discussions embrace the usage according to which a lie is the deliberate utterance of a falsehood, with the intent to deceive or mislead an audience. Saying something false inadvertently, or saying something false knowing that the… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • lying — {{11}}lying (1) early 13c., action of LIE (Cf. lie) (v.2) to recline. Lying in being in childbed is attested from mid 15c. {{12}}lying (2) c.1300 (n.), action of LIE (Cf. lie) (v.1) to tell an untruth …   Etymology dictionary

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