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Meaning of LYING

Pronunciation:  'lIing

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the deliberate act of deviating from the truth
 

LYING is a 5 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: fabrication, prevarication
 
 See Also: falsification, fibbing, misrepresentaation, paltering

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ly"ing\, p. pr. & vb. n.
    of {Lie}, to tell a falsehood.
    
    
  2. \Ly"ing\, p. pr. & vb. n.
    of {Lie}, to be supported horizontally.
    
    {Lying panel} (Arch.), a panel in which the grain of the wood
       is horizontal. [R.]
    
    {Lying to} (Naut.), having the sails so disposed as to
       counteract each other.
    
    
 
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