lie in state

Definition of lie in state

of the body of a famous leader
:displayed in a coffin in a public place so that people can view it and show respect

Word by Word Definitions

lie play
  1. : to be or to stay at rest in a horizontal position : be prostrate : rest, recline

  2. : to assume a horizontal position

  3. : to reside temporarily : stay for the night : lodge

  1. : lay

  2. : the position or situation in which something lies (see 1lie)

  3. : the haunt of an animal (such as a fish) : covert

  1. : to make an untrue statement with intent to deceive

  2. : to create a false or misleading impression

  3. : to bring about by telling lies

  1. : an assertion of something known or believed by the speaker or writer to be untrue with intent to deceive

  2. : an untrue or inaccurate statement that may or may not be believed true by the speaker or writer

  3. : something that misleads or deceives

state play
  1. : mode or condition of being

  2. : condition of mind or temperament

  3. : a condition of abnormal tension or excitement

  1. : to set by regulation or authority

  2. : to express the particulars of especially in words : report


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