Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A German art song for solo voice and piano.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An art song, sung in German and accompanied on the piano
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of lie.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A lay; a German song. It differs from the French chanson, and the Italian canzone, all three being national.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Properly, a German ballad, secular or sacred, fitted for singing or actually set to music.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a German art song of the 19th century for voice and piano

Etymologies

German Lied, from Middle High German liet, from Old High German liod.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • I think the label lied to me cuz this sh*t is crazyyy!!

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  • Palin lied when she repeatedly claimed to have said, "Thanks, but no thanks" to the Bridge to Nowhere; in fact, she openly campaigned for the federal project when running for governor.

    Boing Boing

  • Palin lied when she wrote in the NYT that a comprehensive review by Alaska wildlife officials showed that polar bears were not endangered; in fact, email correspondence between those scientists showed the opposite.

    Boing Boing

  • Palin lied when she said the dismissal of her public safety commissioner, Walt Monegan, had nothing to do with his refusal to fire state trooper Mike Wooten; in fact, the Branchflower Report concluded that she repeatedly abused her power when dealing with both men.

    Boing Boing

  • Palin lied when she denied that Wasilla's police chief and librarian had been fired; in fact, both were given letters of termination the previous day.

    Boing Boing

  • I know what is ahead for Obama, he is going to have to prove to every American that he (Obama) is an American citizen, I can hardly wait for this lying man to prove he has lied from the very beginning about his place of birth.

    What's ahead for Obama?

  • What if McCain lied during his campaign, smearing Obama and appealing to the worst instincts of his party, but then ruled as the honorable, honest, non-partisan moderate that he claimed to be?

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  • Sentencing untold 'others' to helplessly watch their children die because you lied is not okay.

    A Pat on the Back for Matzke

  • Turns out McCain lied about his knowing anything about her!.

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  • WotC has just plain lied, acted unethically, and generally done a huge disservice to the RPG industry in general.

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