noun, plural lied·er [lee-der; German lee-duh r] /ˈli dər; German ˈli dər/.
Origin of lied2
verb (used without object), lied, ly·ing.
verb (used with object), lied, ly·ing.
Origin of lie1
verb (used without object), lay, lain, ly·ing.
- to pause for rest; stop activities, work, etc., temporarily.
- to lie unused: Ever since the last member of the family died, the old house has lain by.
- to be confined to bed in childbirth.
- Chiefly British.to stay in bed longer than usual, especially in the morning.
- to lie at rest; stay in bed.
- (of a ship) to dock or remain in dock.
- to be the duty or function of: The decision in this matter lies with him.
- Archaic.to have sexual intercourse with.
Origin of lie2
Related Words for liedmislead, promote, misrepresent, deceive, sprawl, sleep, rest, stretch, belong, remain, spread, exist, prevail, pervert, frame, bull, invent, dupe, beguile, fake
Examples from the Web for lied
Contemporary Examples of lied
Some of the things that Jay lied about to the cops actually make a ton of sense.The Deal With Serial’s Jay? He’s Pissed Off, Mucks Up Our Timeline
December 31, 2014
Police then lied to Henry by telling him that if he admitted his guilt, he could go home.How the U.S. Justice System Screws Prisoners with Disabilities
December 16, 2014
An Uber driver harassed me and my then-employer, and then Uber lied to me.The Ten Worst Uber Horror Stories
November 19, 2014
Some people looked me in the eyes when they lied, and others looked away when they told the truth.The Myth of the Central Park Five
October 19, 2014
Could the American government have lied continuously for decades?Noam Chomsky—Infuriating and Necessary
September 28, 2014
Historical Examples of lied
The Stick was no liar, he said; it was he who had lied to them; he had let them think that this was his father's Stick.The Trail Book
If it is not as you say, if you have lied to me, much as I love you, I will have you punished.The Boy Life of Napoleon
But she had lied to him, and she had acted lies of apparent ignorance!The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
I should know whether she lied or told the truth by the sound of her voice.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
He could assert now, without fear of refutation, that Stryker had lied.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
noun plural lieder (ˈliːdə, German ˈliːdər)
Word Origin for lied
verb lies, lying or lied
- to disprove
- to accuse of lying
Word Origin for lie
verb lies, lying, lay (leɪ) or lain (leɪn) (intr)
- to be or rest (with)the ultimate decision lies with you
- archaicto have sexual intercourse (with)
- to keep or be concealed or quiet
- to wait for a favourable opportunity
- the position of the ball after a shota bad lie
- the angle made by the shaft of the club before the upswing
- the topography of the land
- the way in which a situation is developing or people are behaving
Word Origin for lie
"German romantic song," 1852, from German Lied, literally "song," from Middle High German liet, from Old High German liod, from Proto-Germanic *leuthan (see laud). Hence Liederkranz, in reference to German singing societies, literally "garland of songs."
"manner of lying," 1690s, from lie (v.2). Sense in golf is from 1857.
"speak falsely, tell an untruth," late 12c., from Old English legan, ligan, earlier leogan "deceive, belie, betray" (class II strong verb; past tense leag, past participle logen), from Proto-Germanic *leugan (cf. Old Norse ljuga, Danish lyve, Old Frisian liaga, Old Saxon and Old High German liogan, German lügen, Gothic liugan), from PIE root *leugh- "to tell a lie."
"rest horizontally," early 12c., from Old English licgan (class V strong verb; past tense læg, past participle legen) "be situated, reamin; be at rest, lie down," from Proto-Germanic *legjanan (cf. Old Norse liggja, Old Frisian lidzia, Middle Dutch ligghen, Dutch liggen, Old High German ligen, German liegen, Gothic ligan), from PIE *legh- "to lie, lay" (cf. Hittite laggari "falls, lies," Greek lekhesthai "to lie down," Latin lectus "bed," Old Church Slavonic lego "to lie down," Lithuanian at-lagai "fallow land," Old Irish laigim "I lie down," Irish luighe "couch, grave"). To lie with "have sexual intercourse" is from c.1300, and cf. Old English licgan mid "cohabit with." To take (something) lying down "passively, submissively" is from 1854.
"an untruth," Old English lyge "lie, falsehood," from Proto-Germanic *lugiz (cf. Old Norse lygi, Danish løgn, Old Frisian leyne (fem.), Dutch leugen (fem.), Old High German lugi, German Lüge, Gothic liugn "a lie"), from the root of lie (v.1). To give the lie to "accuse directly of lying" is attested from 1590s. Lie-detector first recorded 1909.
In addition to the idioms beginning with lie
- lie down
- lie in
- lie in state
- lie in wait
- lie low
- lie through one's teeth
- lie with
- barefaced lie
- give the lie to
- (lie) in state
- lay of the land (how the land lies)
- let sleeping dogs lie
- make one's bed and lie in it
- take lying down
- white lie