outlie

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From out- and lie in the sense of "tell a lie".

Verb[edit]

outlie (third-person singular simple present outlies, present participle outlying, simple past and past participle outlied)

  1. (rare, transitive) To tell more or better lies than.

Etymology 2[edit]

From out and lie in the sense of "be located".

Verb[edit]

outlie (third-person singular simple present outlies, present participle outlying, simple past outlay, past participle outlain)

  1. (rare) To lie outside, or at the extremes or periphery.
Usage notes[edit]
  • This verb is fairly rare; more common are the derived noun outlier (commonly found in the plural form outliers) and participial adjective outlying.
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