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

  • v. Present participle of lie1.
  • v. Present participle of lie2.
  • adj. Disposed to or characterized by untruth: a lying witness. See Synonyms at dishonest.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of lie.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • of lie, to tell a falsehood.
  • of lie, to be supported horizontally.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Being prostrate. See lie.
  • Mendacious; false; deceptive: as, a lying rumor.
  • n. A place where one lies.
  • n. Falsehood; untruthfulness.

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

  • n. the deliberate act of deviating from the truth

Etymologies

lie +‎ -ing (Wiktionary)

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