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Meaning of LYING

Pronunciation:  'lIing

WordNet Dictionary
[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
  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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