lied

Definitions

  • Mike lying at the bottom of the steps
    Mike lying at the bottom of the steps
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lied a German art song of the 19th century for voice and piano
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Additional illustrations & photos:

An English mastiff lying down, head on his paws An English mastiff lying down, head on his paws
A goat eating grass, a kid lying alongside A goat eating grass, a kid lying alongside
Two dromedary, or Arabian, camels, one standing, the other lying down Two dromedary, or Arabian, camels, one standing, the other lying down
Lie, Falsehood. Arikara Lie, Falsehood. Arikara
Lie, falsehood. Hidatsa Lie, falsehood. Hidatsa
Example. A lie Example. A lie
The witch speaks to Ball-Carrier, who is lying on a platform The witch speaks to Ball-Carrier, who is lying on a platform
And lying down on Tiny's bed, falls asleep And lying down on Tiny's bed, falls asleep

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Mass murderer Charles Manson recorded an album titled "Lie."
    • n Lied lēt (Mus) A lay; a German song. It differs from the French chanson, and the Italian canzone, all three being national. "The German Lied is perhaps the most faithful reflection of the national sentiment."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Cows are usually found lying down before it starts to rain.
    • n lied Properly, a German ballad, secular or sacred, fitted for singing or actually set to music. A volkslied is a lied whose origin is among the common people and is merely traditional; a volksthumliches lied is one that is deliberately written in the general style of a volkslied; a kunstlied is one that is designedly and obviously artistic rather than naïve. The lied stands in the same relation to poetry and music in Germany as the chanson in France or the ballad in England. The term is also more or less extended to other than German songs.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Over 53 countries grow coffee worldwide, but all of them lie along the equator between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.
    • n Lied lēt a German ballad, secular or sacred, fitted for singing and often set to music.
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Quotations

  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “You can't pray a lie.”
  • Duchess Abrantes
    Duchess Abrantes
    “Prejudice squints when it looks and lies when it talks.”
  • Laurence J. Peter
    Laurence%20J.%20Peter
    “If at first you don't succeed, lie, lie again.”
  • Stanislaw J. Lec
    Stanislaw J. Lec
    “Never lie when the truth is more profitable.”
  • Miguel De Cervantes
    Miguel%20De%20Cervantes
    “True valor lies between cowardice and rashness.”
  • Rudyard Kipling
    Rudyard%20Kipling
    “If any question why we died, tell them, because our fathers lied.”

Idioms

If you lie down with dogs, you will get up with fleas - This means that if you become involved with bad company, there will be negative consequences.
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If you lie down with the Devil, you will wake up in hell - This means that if you become involved with bad company, there will be negative consequences.
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Let sleeping dogs lie - If someone is told to let sleeping dogs lie, it means that they shouldn't disturb a situation as it would result in trouble or complications.
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Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown - This means that people with serious responsibilities have a heavy burden.
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White lie - If you tell a white lie, you lie in order not to hurt someone's feelings.
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You've made your bed- you'll have to lie in it - This means that someone will have to live with the consequences of their own actions.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ger.; cf. A.S. leóth, a song.

Usage

In literature:

It does not all lie upon the prairies, or among red-skinned savages.
"The Lone Ranche" by Captain Mayne Reid
Were love the cause it's like I should descry him, Or lies he close and shoots where none can spy him?
"The Works of Christopher Marlowe, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Christopher Marlowe
Many people lie down to sleep as the camels lie down in the desert, with their packs still on their backs.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
No; that condition lies in outer darkness; I cannot see through the veil, and tell the specific sufferings that lie beneath it.
"The Parables of Our Lord" by William Arnot
Lying down, and lying comfortably on the face, greatly assists circulation.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
And, again, a lie may be told by a truth, or a truth conveyed through a lie.
"Harvard Classics Volume 28" by Various
Had he embraced dishonour, and accepted the rescue that a lie would have lent him, this misery in its greatest share had never been upon him.
"Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida" by Ouida
Well, it was a lie, a black devil's lie.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
Major Wheat's lying there in a little piney wood.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
A lying rich man, and a poor man proud.
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
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In poetry:

Lie still, lie still, my breaking heart;
My silent heart, lie still and break:
Life, and the world, and mine own self, are changed
For a dream's sake.
"Mirage" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Be hush'd, be hush'd, ye bitter winds,
Ye pelting rains, a little rest;
Lie still, lie still, ye busy thoughts,
That wring with grief my aching breast.
"A Ballad" by Henry Kirke White
Love lies bleeding in the bed whereover
Roses lean with smiling mouths or pleading:
Earth lies laughing where the sun's dart clove her:
Love lies bleeding.
"Love Lies Bleeding" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Low lies the mere beneath the moorside, still
And glad of silence: down the wood sweeps clear
To the utmost verge where fed with many a rill
Low lies the mere.
"A Landscape" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
There they are, my fifty men and women
Naming me the fifty poems finished!
Take them, Love, the book and me together;
Where the heart lies, let the brain lie also.
"One Word More" by Robert Browning
When in my weary arms my Roman lord
Lies sleeping, from mine eyes the tears start:
Far, far away, my little sister lies
Beside my love, and sleeps against his heart.
"The Slave" by Ethel Clifford

In news:

Krugman's Job-Robbing Calculus The Times columnist unloads a whopper of a tax-cut lie.
And it's no error — it's an outright lie for sure.
SACRAMENTO, Sept 10 — A California man convicted last year of aiding terrorists and lying to the F.B.I.
Sometimes it lies in a piece of software.
And sometimes it lies in a restroom.
Deputies were directed by campers to a body lying on the ground at one of the campsites .
From the top of the lift, with huge expanses of scrubby valley floor lying before you, it's obvious how unbuilt the area is.
The name of Candlewick's year-long picture book campaign to celebrate its first two decades, We Believe in Picture Books, speaks volumes about the Somerville, Mass.-based publisher's beginnings and where its future lies.
The name of Candlewick 's year-long picture book campaign to celebrate its first two decades, We Believe in Picture Books, speaks volumes about the Somerville, Mass.-based publisher's beginnings and where its future lies.
A week ago 3rdWard hosted a woodworking tool event led by Lie Nielsen's Toolworks.
I came by to see/try tools and talk to some of my friends from Lie Nielsen and Gramercy Tools of Brooklyn.
Random thoughts about the case of US Rep Joe Wilson (R-South Carolina), who broke House rules by yelling "You lie".
This week, Joe Morgenstern reviews Capote , Seperate Lies and Duma.
Rumors, lies circulating at early voting sites.
' Circumstance ': Secrets and lies in a hidden Iran.
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In science:

An algorithm for embedding finite dimensional Lie algebras into Lie algebras of vector fields (and Lie superalgebras into Lie superalgebras of vector fields) is offered in a way applicable over ground fields of any characteristic.
How to realize Lie algebras by vector fields
Although the algorithm I offer does not use a Lie group of n and is applicable even for the cases where no analog of a Lie groups can be offered, it is viewing a given Lie algebra as the Lie algebra of left-invariant vector fields on a Lie group that gives us a key lead.
How to realize Lie algebras by vector fields
Let G be a compact Lie group with Lie algebra g, T a maximal torus with Lie algebra t.
A Criterion for the Covering Condition of Generalized Random Matrix Ensembles
The Lie correspondence between connected linear groups and linear Lie algebras is a central result of the Lie theory.
$\xi$-Groups and Hu-Liu Leibniz Algebras
In Section 3, the simple Z2 -graded Lie algebras and the simple Lie superalgebras whose even part is an orthogonal Lie algebra of type B and its odd part its spin module will be determined.
Some new simple modular Lie superalgebras
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