1. assume a reclining position

    Synonyms : lie down
    Type Of : change posture
    Examples :
    • lie down on the bed until you feel better
  2. originate (in)

    Synonyms : consist, dwell, lie in
    Type Of : be, exist
  3. a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth

    Synonyms : prevarication
    Type Of : untruth, falsehood, falsity
  4. have a place in relation to something else

    Synonyms : rest
    Type Of : be
    Examples :
    • The fate of Bosnia lies in the hands of the West
    • The responsibility rests with the Allies
  5. Norwegian diplomat who was the first Secretary General of the United Nations (1896-1968)

    Synonyms : trygve halvden lie, trygve lie
  6. be and remain in a particular state or condition

    Type Of : be
    Examples :
    • lie dormant
  7. be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position

    Type Of : be
  8. be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position

    Antonyms : stand, sit
  9. position or manner in which something is situated

    Type Of : position, place
  10. tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive

    Type Of : mislead, misinform
    Examples :
    • Don't lie to your parents
    • She lied when she told me she was only 29


  1. an artist who creates sculptures

    Synonyms : carver, sculpturer, statue maker
    Type Of : creative person, artist
  2. a faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near Phoenix and Cetus


  1. putting a person to death by mob action without due process of law

    Type Of : execution, murder, slaying


  1. create by training and teaching

    Synonyms : educate, prepare, train
    Type Of : instruct, learn, teach
    Examples :
    • we develop the leaders for the future
  2. work out

    Synonyms : evolve, germinate
    Type Of : create mentally, create by mental act
    Examples :
    • We have developed a new theory of evolution
  3. come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)

    Synonyms : acquire, get, grow, produce
    Type Of : change
    Examples :
    • The patient developed abdominal pains
    • Well-developed breasts
  4. cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development

    Synonyms : make grow
    Type Of : modify, alter, change
    Examples :
    • The perfect climate here develops the grain
    • He developed a new kind of apple
  5. gain through experience

    Synonyms : acquire, evolve
    Type Of : change
    Examples :
    • Children must develop a sense of right and wrong
    • Dave developed leadership qualities in his new position
    • develop a passion for painting
  6. change the use of and make available or usable

    Synonyms : build up
    Type Of : better, ameliorate, amend, meliorate, improve
    Examples :
    • develop land
    • The country developed its natural resources
  7. come into existence; take on form or shape

    Synonyms : arise, grow, originate, rise, spring up, uprise
    Type Of : become
  8. happen

    Synonyms : break, recrudesce
    Type Of : take place, fall out, come about, happen, go on, pass, occur, hap, pass off
    Examples :
    • Report the news as it develops
  9. elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses

    Synonyms : explicate, formulate
    Type Of : conjecture, suppose, hypothecate, theorise, hypothesise, theorize, hypothesize, speculate
    Examples :
    • Could you develop the ideas in your thesis
  10. become technologically advanced

    Synonyms : modernise, modernize
    Type Of : change
    Examples :
    • Many countries in Asia are now developing at a very fast pace
  11. grow emotionally or mature

    Synonyms : grow
    Type Of : change
    Examples :
    • The child developed beautifully in her new kindergarten
  12. be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest

    Type Of : come about, take place, hap, occur, happen, fall out, pass, pass off, go on
    Examples :
    • The plot developed slowly
  13. elaborate by the unfolding of a musical idea and by the working out of the rhythmic and harmonic changes in the theme

    Type Of : complicate, elaborate, rarify, refine
    Examples :
    • develop the melody and change the key
  14. expand in the form of a series

    Type Of : expand
  15. generate gradually

    Type Of : generate, bring forth
    Examples :
    • We must develop more potential customers
    • develop a market for the new mobile phone
  16. grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment

    Type Of : grow
    Examples :
    • A flower developed on the branch
    • The country developed into a mighty superpower
    • The embryo develops into a fetus
    • This situation has developed over a long time
  17. make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation

    Type Of : create
    Examples :
    • Her company developed a new kind of building material that withstands all kinds of weather
    • They developed a new technique
  18. make visible by means of chemical solutions

    Type Of : alter, modify, change
    Examples :
    • Please develop this roll of film for me
  19. move into a strategically more advantageous position

    Type Of : play
    Examples :
    • develop the rook
  20. move one's pieces into strategically more advantageous positions

    Type Of : play
    Examples :
    • Spassky developed quickly
  21. superimpose a three-dimensional surface on a plane without stretching, in geometry

    Type Of : superimpose, lay over, superpose


  1. a retaliatory action against an enemy in wartime

    Type Of : retaliation, revenge


  1. a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests

    Synonyms : herbaceous plant
    Type Of : vascular plant, tracheophyte
  2. aromatic potherb used in cookery for its savory qualities

    Type Of : flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, seasoning, seasoner, flavorer


  1. capable of or tending to change in form or quality or nature

    Synonyms : changeable
    Antonyms : immutable
    Examples :
    • a mutable substance
    • mutable weather patterns
    • a mutable foreign policy
  2. prone to frequent change; inconstant

    Examples :
    • the fickle and mutable nature of truth
    • the mutable ways of fortune
  3. tending to undergo genetic mutuation

    Examples :
    • It is likely, too, that the chromosomes of all eubacteria are as mutable as that of E. coli


  1. a particular point in the time of a cycle; measured from some arbitrary zero and expressed as an angle

    Synonyms : phase angle
    Type Of : point in time, point
  2. any distinct time period in a sequence of events

    Synonyms : stage
    Type Of : time period, period of time, period
  3. (physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; matter that is identical in chemical composition and physical state and separated from other material by the phase boundary

    Synonyms : form
    Type Of : state, state of matter
    Examples :
    • the reaction occurs in the liquid phase of the system
  4. adjust so as to be in a synchronized condition

    Type Of : synchronise, synchronize, sync
    Examples :
    • he phased the intake with the output of the machine
  5. arrange in phases or stages

    Type Of : stage, arrange
    Examples :
    • phase a withdrawal
  6. (astronomy) the particular appearance of a body's state of illumination (especially one of the recurring shapes of the part of Earth's moon that is illuminated by the sun)

    Type Of : appearance, visual aspect
    Examples :
    • the full phase of the moon


  1. incapable of being overcome or subdued

    Synonyms : unbeatable, unvanquishable
    Examples :
    • an invincible army
    • her invincible spirit


  1. jump across or leap over (an obstacle)

    Synonyms : overleap
    Type Of : jump, bound, leap, spring
  2. a strongroom or compartment (often made of steel) for safekeeping of valuables

    Synonyms : bank vault
    Type Of : strongroom
  3. a burial chamber (usually underground)

    Synonyms : burial vault
    Type Of : sepulture, sepulchre, sepulcher, burial chamber
  4. the act of jumping over an obstacle

    Synonyms : hurdle
    Type Of : jumping, jump
  5. an arched brick or stone ceiling or roof

    Type Of : roof
  6. bound vigorously

    Type Of : leap, jump, spring, bound