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Words nearby lied
Definition for lied (2 of 4)
noun, plural lied·er [lee-der; German lee-duh r] /ˈli dər; German ˈli dər/.
Origin of lied2
Definition for lied (3 of 4)
verb (used without object), lied, ly·ing.
verb (used with object), lied, ly·ing.
Origin of lie1
synonym study for lie
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH lielie lye
Definition for lied (4 of 4)
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
usage note for lie
Example sentences from the Web for 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|Emily Shire|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Elizabeth Picciuto|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
An Uber driver harassed me and my then-employer, and then Uber lied to me.
Some people looked me in the eyes when they lied, and others looked away when they told the truth.
Could the American government have lied continuously for decades?
Now at the place whither I am bound, there is ale, or my gentleman has lied to me.Captain Ravenshaw|Robert Neilson Stephens
It will be said that he lied in the application he made to each of his three patrons.Barchester Towers|Anthony Trollope
She told me not to lie; and she lied all day to him, on my account, and to screen me from his anger.Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia|William Gilmore Simms
He lied, for he dared not tell the truth; namely, that the young Navajo was his informant.The Delight Makers|Adolf Bandelier
He did not tell Miss Greystock that she had lied to him in that matter of her age, though he had discovered the lie.The Eustace Diamonds|Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for lied (1 of 4)
noun plural lieder (ˈliːdə, German ˈliːdər)
Word Origin for lied
British Dictionary definitions for lied (2 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for lied (3 of 4)
verb lies, lying or lied
- to disprove
- to accuse of lying
Other words from lieRelated adjective: mendacious
Word Origin for lie
British Dictionary definitions for lied (4 of 4)
verb lies, lying, lay (leɪ) or lain (leɪn) (intr)
- to be or rest (with)the ultimate decision lies with you
- archaic to 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
Medical definitions for lied
Idioms and Phrases with lied
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