English definition of “lie”
/laɪ/ verb [I] (present participle lying, past tense lay, past participle lain)
lie in/on, etc › to be in a horizontal or flat position on a surface: to lie in bed to lie on a beach to lie on your side The pen lay on the desk. She had lain where she fell until morning.
lie below/in/on/to, etc › to be in a particular place: The river lies 30 km to the south of the city.