lie by
intransitive verb Date: 1613 to remain inactive ; rest

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • lie by — intransitive verb 1. : to intermit activity, work, or progress : rest we lay by during the heat of the day the ship was forced to lie by for several days for repairs 2. : to be in a state or condition of disuse his dogs and guns …   Useful english dictionary

  • lie-by — /luy buy /, n., pl. lie bys. Brit. 1. a paved section alongside a highway for automobiles in need of emergency repairs. 2. a railroad siding. [1640 50; n. use of v. phrase lie by] * * * …   Universalium

  • lie-by — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: lie by Britain : a railroad siding for passing …   Useful english dictionary

  • lie by — 1. Remain near. 2. Rest, intermit labor …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • lie by the heels — (archaic) To be in prison • • • Main Entry: ↑lie …   Useful english dictionary

  • To lie by — 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

  • Lob-lie-by-the-fire — Lobˈ lieˈ by the fire noun (folklore) 1. A benevolent creature who may secretly help with domestic work at night in return for a bowl of cream 2. A Puck • • • Main Entry: ↑lob …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • Lie — For other uses, see Lie (disambiguation) A lie (also called prevarication, falsehood) is a type of deception in the form of an untruthful statement, especially with the intention to deceive others. To lie is to state something with disregard to… …   Wikipedia

  • Lie derivative — In mathematics, the Lie derivative, named after Sophus Lie by Władysław Ślebodziński, evaluates the change of one vector field along the flow of another vector field.The Lie derivative is a derivation on the algebra of tensor fields over a… …   Wikipedia

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