- a person or thing that lies, as in wait or in ambush.
Origin of lier
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Examples from the Web for lier
Among others, one was founded in the Lier, in the year 1480.A Wanderer in Holland
E. V. Lucas
It was past midnight, but the schoolmates were still sitting over their wine in a private room in the Lion at Lier.
I'll speak to the lieutenant, he must take my place, and you and I will ride to Lier; there you will tell me the whole story.
Last night Aunt Mary awoke and found herself alone; she gave the alarm, and people have hunted for lier ever since.
Ann Rutledge lies buried north of lier brother, and rests sweetly on his left arm, angels to guard her.The Life Of Abraham Lincoln
Ward H. Lamon
Word Origin and History for lier
"one who reclines;" 1580s, agent noun from lie (v.2).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper