KJV Dictionary Definition: ly


LY, a termination of adjectives, is a contraction of Sax.lie, G.lich, D.lyk, Dan.lige, Sw.lik, Eng.like; as in lovely,manly, that is,love-like, man-like. As the termination of names, ly signifies field or plain, Sax. leag, Eng. lay, lea or ley, L. locus.


LY'ING, ppr. of lie. Being prostrate. See Lie.

LY'ING, ppr. of lie. Telling falsehood.

Lying in, being in childbirth.

1. n. The act of bearing a child.


LYS, n. A chinese measure of length, equal to 533 yards.