What does lie mean?

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  1. (intransitive) To rest in a horizontal position on a surface.
  2. (intransitive) To be placed or situated.
  3. To abide; to remain for a longer or shorter time; to be in a certain state or condition.
  4. Used with in: to be or exist; to belong or pertain; to have an abiding place; to consist.
  5. (archaic) To lodge; to sleep.
  6. To be still or quiet, like one lying down to rest.
  7. (law) To be sustainable; to be capable of being maintained.
  1. (golf) The terrain and conditions surrounding the ball before it is struck.
  2. (medicine) The position of a fetus in the womb.
  1. (intransitive) To give false information intentionally with intent to deceive.
  2. (intransitive) To convey a false image or impression.
  3. (intransitive) To succeed or excel at lying; lie successfully; show one's expertise or mastery in the art of lying.
  4. (intransitive, colloquial) To be mistaken or unintentionally spread false information.
  1. An intentionally false statement; an intentional falsehood.
  2. A statement intended to deceive, even if literally true; a half-truth
  3. Anything that misleads or disappoints.
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