Definition of Lying

1. Noun. The deliberate act of deviating from the truth.

Exact synonyms: Fabrication, Prevarication
Generic synonyms: Falsification, Misrepresentation
Specialized synonyms: Fibbing, Paltering
Derivative terms: Fabricate, Lie, Prevaricate



Definition of Lying

1. p. pr. & vb. n. of Lie, to tell a falsehood.

2. p. pr. & vb. n. of Lie, to be supported horizontally.

Definition of Lying

1. Verb. (present participle of lie) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lying

1. the act of telling lies [n -S]

Medical Definition of Lying

1. Of Lie, to be supported horizontally. Lying panel, having the sails so disposed as to counteract each other. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lying

lyencephala
lyencephalous
lyerman
lyes
lyeth
lyfe
lyfull
lygaeid
lygaeid bug
lyghte
lyghtes
lygodium
lygophilia
lygophobia
lygus bug
lying (current term)
lying(a)
lying-in
lying down
lying in wait
lying panel
lying under oath
lyingly
lyings
lyings-in
lyke
lykes
lyketh
lykewake
lykewakes

Literary usage of Lying

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Law Reports by James Redfoord Bulwer (1872)
"What is the legal construction of " lying near " to the canal ? ... Are the lands lying near to the canal •which have been improved by their conversion into ..."

2. The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York by Daniel Defoe (1790)
"... and leaving our anchor behind, they towed us out of the reach of the arrows ; we all the while lying ..."

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