Definition of "lies" []

  • To speak untruthfully with intent to mislead or deceive (verb)
  • To convey a false impression or practise deception (verb)
  • An untrue or deceptive statement deliberately used to mislead (noun)
  • Something that is deliberately intended to deceive (noun)
  • Plural form of lie. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of lie. (verb)
  • Great, wonderful (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "lies" in a sentence
  • "Of a carpet or any inanimate subject we should say, "It lies on the floor," "A knife _lies_ on the table," not _lays_."
  • "Yet some ill natured skeptics have construed this to mean that all will tell lies sometimes, for -- as they accent it, even "Truth _lies_, at the bottom of a well!""
  • "On the whole, no man ought, for any cause, to speak lies, or have anything to do with _lies; _ but either hold his tongue, or speak a bit of the truth: that is the meaning of a _tongue, _ people used to know!"