1 a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth [syn: prevarication]
2 Norwegian diplomat who was the first Secretary General of the United Nations (1896-1968) [syn: Trygve Lie, Trygve Halvden Lie]
3 position or manner in which something is situated
1 be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
2 be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position; "The sick man lay in bed all day"; "the books are lying on the shelf" [ant: stand, sit]
3 originate (in); "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country" [syn: dwell, consist, belong, lie in]
4 be and remain in a particular state or condition; "lie dormant"
5 tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive; "Don't lie to your parents"; "She lied when she told me she was only 29"
6 have a place in relation to something else; "The fate of Bosnia lies in the hands of the West"; "The responsibility rests with the Allies" [syn: rest]
7 assume a reclining position; "lie down on the bed until you feel better" [syn: lie down] [ant: arise] [also: lying, lay, lain]lain See lie
- The past participle of |[[lie#Etymology 2 is lied.
- The past participle of |[[lay#Etymology 1 is laid.
Lain is an uncommon female name in English. Some people named Lain include:
It could also refer to:
lain in German: Lain
lain in French: Lain
lain in Portuguese: Lain