To rest extended on the ground, a bed, or any support; to be, or to put one's self, in an horizontal position, or nearly so; to be prostate; to be stretched out; -- often with down, when predicated of living creatures; as, the book lies on the table; the snow lies on the roof; he lies in his coffin.
To be situated; to occupy a certain place; as, Ireland lies west of England; the meadows lie along the river; the ship lay in port.
To be still or quiet, like one lying down to rest.
1. the quality, manner, style, way, or position of a ball on the ground (e.g., good lie, bad lie, downhill lie, uphill lie, sidehill lie, fluffy lie, etc.) 2. can also refer to the number of strokes taken up to the current moment on a given hole when the ball is at rest. Example: "My drive went into the rough but I had a pretty good lie and got onto the green without any trouble". 2. "I was lying 3 and hitting four after I dropped out of the hazard."
This golf term has two meanings. The first is simply where the ball sits. A golfer's lie is the location of the ball at rest. "Lie" is most commonly used in descriptive terms "good lie" and "bad lie." A good lie would be one on the fairway with good grass under the ball. A "bad lie" would be one in the rough, for instance.
The position of the ball on the course. You'll often hear a player say, "I have a bad/good lie." It is also used when a player has played a certain number of strokes on that hole -" She is lying three, and she still has the chance to par the 17th." With equipment, it is the angle at which the clubhead is set on the shaft.
The situation of the ball on the ground after it has been played.
1) The position at which the ball rests after being hit. 2) The angle between the shaft and the clubhead. - The angle between the shaft and the ground at impact.
The spot on the ground over which a thrown disc has come to rest, and upon which the player takes his stance for the next throw.
A quiet or sheltered spot in the water where a fish can rest, hide from predators, or wait for food to come by.
1. the quality, manner, style, way, or position relative to level in which a ball rests on the ground (e.g., good lie, bad lie, downhill lie, uphill lie, sidehill lie, fluffy lie, flier lie, and so on) 2. can also refer to the number of strokes taken up to the current moment on a given hole when the ball is at rest
The place and position that your ball has come to rest. In the clubhouse, lie has a totally different meaning.
The position in which a ball lands on the golf course; also the angle between the club head and the shaft.
The angle between the shaft and the ground line when the club is measured in normal playing position.
The position of a golf ball on the course after a stroke.
The situation in which the ball comes to rest. A "good lie" is one where the ball "sits up" on nice, spring turf; and a "bad lie" is when the ball nestles in a depression and may not be fully visible. It is a fundamental rule of golf that the ball should be played "as it lies". The word is also used to describe the angle between the horizontal and center line of the club's shaft. This all-important angle helps the golfer to make a correct swing. Too small an angle is likely to produce a pushed or sliced shot, while too large an angle will give a pulled or hooked shot.
How your ball has finished after you hit it. If it is sitting up beautifully in the middle of the fairway, you have a good lie. If it is in the rough or half buried in a bunker, you have a bad lie. It also has another meaning. If your partner asks you how you lie he/she wants to know how many shots you've taken.
The angle from the shaft to the ground line when the club is measured in normal playing position.
position or manner in which something is situated
be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position; "The sick man lay in bed all day"; "the books are lying on the shelf"
have a place in relation to something else; "The fate of Bosnia lies in the hands of the West"; "The responsibility rests with the Allies"
assume a reclining position; "lie down on the bed until you feel better"
As it relates to the ball, the position of the ball when it has come to rest. As it relates to the club, it is the angle of the sole of the club relative to the shaft.
Where the ball is in relation to the ground it is resting on. The more embedded in the grass or sand the ball is, the worse the lie. Lie also refers to the angle of the sole of the clubhead to the shaft.
To remain in a particular place or position.
The position of a ball on the course. A ball in the fairway will typically be considered to have a good lie, while a ball in a divot or high grass will be referred to as a bad lie. Also refers to the angle of the shaft as it goes into the clubhead. When asked as a question, “What do you lie?” it refers to the number of strokes, plus penalty shots, taken so far by a player. links Description of a type of golf course design. Also a slang given to any eighteen-hole golf course.
The place where a thrown disc comes to rest.
The angle, measured in degrees, of the club's shaft when the club is set in the address position as measured from the shaft to the sole of the clubhead. Iron sets typically range from 57 degrees (2 iron) to 64 degrees (SW).
areas in a river or lake where fish hang out, commonly well-located because they are out of the main current, present cover from predators or provide a good source of insects and other food.
The angle of the putter shaft from the ground plain, normally between 70° and 72°. The USGA rule states that no putter lie shall be greater than 80°.
The lay of the ball.
The spot on the ground over which a kicked footbag has come to rest, and upon which the player takes his stance for the next kick.
Where the ball is sitting. This usually cannot be interfered with except when indicated by the club. (see Preferred Lies)
where the ball comes to rest is its lie.
The spot where a disc comes to rest and from where the next shot is taken.
how well (or poorly) the ball is sitting on the turf.
An area of the river where the fish tend to sit and wait for food. In a current a lie is often a place where the fish has good visability for food items coming down stream, has some cover for itself, and is in an area where it does not have to swim agains the main current (for example next to a large obstuction in the current or next to a bank).
The position in which the ball rests on the ground. The lie can be good or bad in terms of the nature of ground where is rests, the slope (uphill or downhill lie), and the level of difficulty. An unplayable lie is one in which the ball is impossible to play, such as in a thicket of trees.
angle made by the shaft of the stick and the blade.
The position of a ball on the ground at any point on the course. A ball in the fairway will typically be considered to have a "good" lie, one in high rough grass will be labeled as a "bad" lie.
The position in which the ball rests on the ground. The lie can be good or bad in terms of the nature of ground where is rests, the slope, and the level of difficulty in playing it. The number of strokes a player is to have played during the hole.
The position of the baby in the uterus. You may see 'Long Lie' or 'LL' which means longitudinal lie (the baby is straight up and down in the uterus).
A term used to describe the position of the fetus in the uterus and the part of the infant, which is directed or in the birth canal. There are several kinds of presenting parts including breech presentation, brow presentation, transverse presentation, and vertex presentation. Also called the presenting part.
The angle created between the handle of a goaltender's stick and the paddle. The higher the lie, the closer the stick resembles the capital letter "L".
the angle formed between the shaft of the club and the sole of the club. A more upright golf club (greater lie angle) will sit with the toe more off the ground whereas a flatter golf club (lesser lie angle) will sit with the heel more off the ground. Lie angle can be adjusted for different golfers based on their height, stance, swing, and ball flight.
Wherever the golf ball is at rest.
The position of the ball after it comes to rest anywhere between the tee and the putting surface. A lie is described as good if the ball can be struck cleanly. But see also lying.
The position or location of the golf ball while in play.
The condition of the positioning and surroundings of a balls location on the course.
The condition of the ground under the ball (an uphill lie or a downhill lie) or around the ball (a ball that comes to rest where there is a tree directly between the ball and the green would be a “bad lie”).
Angle formed by a club's shaft and the bottom of the clubhead.