Meaning of “lie” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] us uk /laɪ/
Extra Examples
blatant liesan outright lieIt's wrong to tell lies.He had concocted a web of lies.I'm sure it was a lie.

B1 something that you say or write which you know is not true:

I told a lie when I said I liked her haircut.
→ See also white lie

(Definition of “lie noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)