Lye vs. Lie

By Jaxson

Main Difference

The main difference between Lye and Lie is that the Lye is a class of caustic compounds and Lie is a intentionally false statement to a person or group made by another person or group who knows it is not wholly the truth.

  • Lye

    A lye is a metal hydroxide traditionally obtained by leaching ashes (containing largely potassium carbonate or “potash”), or a strong alkali which is highly soluble in water producing caustic basic solutions. “Lye” is commonly an alternative name of sodium hydroxide (NaOH) or historically potassium hydroxide (KOH), though the term “lye” refers to any member of a broad range of metal hydroxides.

    Today, lye is commercially manufactured using a membrane cell chloralkali process. It is supplied in various forms such as flakes, pellets, microbeads, coarse powder or a solution.

  • Lie

    A lie is an assertion that is believed to be false, typically used with the purpose of deceiving someone. The practice of communicating lies is called lying, and a person who communicates a lie may be termed a liar. Lies may serve a variety of instrumental, interpersonal, or psychological functions for the individuals who use them. Generally, the term “lie” carries a negative connotation, and depending on the context a person who communicates a lie may be subject to social, legal, religious, or criminal sanctions.

  • Lye (noun)

    An alkaline liquid made by leaching ashes (usually wood ashes).

  • Lye (noun)

    Potassium or sodium hydroxide (caustic soda).

  • Lye (noun)

    A short side line, connected with the main line; a turn-out; a siding.

  • Lye (verb)

    obsolete spelling of lie

  • Lie (verb)

    To rest in a horizontal position on a surface.

    “The book lies on the table;”

    “the snow lies on the roof;”

    “he lies in his coffin”

  • Lie (verb)

    To be placed or situated.

  • Lie (verb)

    To time; to be in a certain state or condition.

    “to lie waste;”

    “to lie fallow; to lie open;”

    “to lie hidden;”

    “to lie grieving;”

    “to lie under one’s displeasure;”

    “to lie at the mercy of the waves”

    “The paper does not lie smooth on the wall.”

  • Lie (verb)

    Used with in: to abiding place; to consist.

  • Lie (verb)

    Used with with: to have sexual relations with.

  • Lie (verb)

    To lodge; to sleep.

  • Lie (verb)

    To be still or quiet, like one lying down to rest.

  • Lie (verb)

    To be sustainable; to be capable of being maintained.

  • Lie (verb)

    To give false information intentionally with intent to deceive.

    “When Pinocchio lies, his nose grows.”

    “If you are found to have lied in court, you could face a penalty.”

    “While a principle-based approach might claim that lying is always morally wrong, the casuist would argue that, depending upon the details of the case, lying might or might not be illegal or unethical. The casuist might conclude that a person is wrong to lie in legal testimony under oath, but might argue that lying actually is the best moral choice if the lie saves a life.w|Casuistry|WP

  • Lie (verb)

    To convey a false image or impression.

    “Photographs often lie.”

    “Hips don’t lie.”

  • Lie (verb)

    To succeed or excel at lying; lie successfully; show one’s expertise or mastery in the art of lying.

    “Wow, that boy can really lie!”

  • Lie (verb)

    To be mistaken or unintentionally spread false information.

    “Sorry, I haven’t seen your keys anywhere…wait, I lied! They’re right there on the coffee table.”

  • Lie (noun)

    The struck.

  • Lie (noun)

    The thrown.

  • Lie (noun)

    The position of a fetus in the womb.

  • Lie (noun)

    An intentionally false statement; an intentional falsehood.

    “I knew he was telling a lie by his facial expression.”

  • Lie (noun)

    A statement intended to deceive, even if literally true; a half-truth

  • Lie (noun)

    Anything that misleads or disappoints.

  • Lye (noun)

    a strongly alkaline solution, especially of potassium hydroxide, used for washing or cleansing.

  • Lie (verb)

    (of a person or animal) be in or assume a horizontal or resting position on a supporting surface

    “I had to lie down because I was groggy”

    “the body lay face downwards on the grass”

    “Lily lay back on the pillows and watched him”

  • Lie (verb)

    (of a thing) rest flat on a surface

    “a book lay open on the table”

  • Lie (verb)

    (of a dead person) be buried in a particular place

    “his epitaph reads ‘Here lies Garcia, King of Galicia and Portugal’”

    “his body lies in a crypt”

  • Lie (verb)

    be, remain, or be kept in a specified state

    “putting homeless families into private houses that would otherwise lie empty”

    “the abbey lies in ruins today”

  • Lie (verb)

    (of something abstract) reside or be found

    “the solution lies in a return to traditional values”

  • Lie (verb)

    (of a place) be situated in a specified position or direction

    “Kexby lies about five miles due east of York”

  • Lie (verb)

    (of a scene) extend from the observer’s viewpoint in a specified direction

    “stand here, and all of Amsterdam lies before you”

  • Lie (verb)

    (of a competitor or team) be in a specified position during a competition or within a group

    “United are currently lying in fifth place”

  • Lie (verb)

    (of an action, charge, or claim) be admissible or sustainable

    “an action for restitution would lie for money paid in breach of the law”

  • Lie (verb)

    tell a lie or lies

    “‘I am sixty-five,’ she lied”

    “why had Ashenden lied about his visit to London?”

  • Lie (verb)

    get oneself into or out of a situation by lying

    “you lied your way on to this voyage by implying you were an experienced crew”

  • Lie (verb)

    (of a thing) present a false impression

    “the camera cannot lie”

  • Lie (noun)

    the way, direction, or position in which something lies

    “he was familiarizing himself with the lie of the streets”

  • Lie (noun)

    the position in which a golf ball comes to rest, especially as regards the ease of the next shot

    “the lie, in deep rough on a bank, was not good”

  • Lie (noun)

    the lair or place of cover of an animal.

  • Lie (noun)

    an intentionally false statement

    “the whole thing is a pack of lies”

    “they hint rather than tell outright lies”

  • Lie (noun)

    used with reference to a situation involving deception or founded on a mistaken impression

    “all their married life she had been living a lie”

Oxford Dictionary

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