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Webster 1913 Edition


Liar

Li′ar

(lī′ẽr)
,
Noun.
[OE.
liere
. See
Lie
to falsify.]
A person who knowingly utters falsehood; one who lies.

Definition 2022


liar

liar

English

Noun

liar (plural liars)

  1. One who tells lies.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 15, in The China Governess:
      She paused and took a defiant breath. ‘If you don't believe me, I can't help it. But I'm not a liar.’ ¶ ‘No,’ said Luke, grinning at her. ‘You're not dull enough! [] What about the kid's clothes? I don't suppose they were anything to write home about, but didn't you keep anything? []

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Spanish

Etymology

From Latin ligāre, present active infinitive of ligō. See also ligar.

Verb

liar (first-person singular present lío, first-person singular preterite lie, past participle liado)

  1. to bind, to tie
  2. (colloquial) to deceive
  3. to wrap, to wrap up
  4. to roll (a cigarette)

Conjugation

  • Rule: stressed í in certain conjugations; monosyllabic infinitives receive no written accent in certain conjugations.

Derived terms


Swedish

Noun

liar

  1. indefinite plural of lie