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Is liar a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word liar is a Scrabble US word. The word liar is worth 4 points in Scrabble:

L1I1A1R1

Is liar a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word liar is a Scrabble UK word and has 4 points:

L1I1A1R1

Is liar a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word liar is a Words With Friends word. The word liar is worth 5 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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Valid words made from Liar

You can make 17 words from 'liar' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'liar'

ARIL 4LAIR 4
LARI 4LIAR 4
LIRA 4RAIL 4
RIAL 4 

3 letters words from 'liar'

AIL 3AIR 3
LAR 3RAI 3
RIA 3 

2 letters words from 'liar'

AI 2AL 2
AR 2LA 2
LI 2 

All 4 letters words made out of liar

liar ilar lair alir ialr ailr lira ilra lria rlia irla rila lari alri lrai rlai arli rali iarl airl iral rial aril rail

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word liar. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in liar.

Definitions and meaning of liar

liar

Alternative forms

  • lyar (obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle English lier, liere, lyere, liȝer, lieȝer, legher, from Old English lēgere, lēogere (liar, false witness, hypocrite), from Old English lēogan (to lie, deceive, belie, betray, be in error, charge falsely), equivalent to lie +‎ -er. Cognate with Old High German liogāri, liugāri ("liar"; > Middle High German liegære, lieger (liar) > archaic German Lüger (liar)), Old Norse ljúgari ("liar"; > Icelandic lygari (liar)). Compare also German Lügner (liar), Swedish lögnare (liar). More at lie.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈlaɪ.ə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈlaɪ.ɚ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪ.ə(ɹ)
  • Homophones: lyre, lier
  • Hyphenation: li‧ar

Noun

liar (plural liars)

  1. One who tells lies.
  2. (nautical, obsolete) A swabber responsible for cleaning the outside parts of the ship rather than the cabins, a role traditionally assigned to a person caught telling a lie the previous week.
    • 1703, Sir William Monson, Sir William Monson's Naval Tracts in Six Books (page 348)
      The Swabber is to keep the Cabbins, and all the Rooms of the Ship clean within board, and the Liar to do the like without board. The Liar holds his Place but for a week; and he that is first taken with a Lie upon a Monday morning, [] for that week he is under the Swabber, and meddles not with making clean the Ship within board, but without.
    • 2005, Caleb H. Johnson, The Mayflower and Her Passengers (page 35)
      The swabber, perhaps the lowliest position on the ship, was responsible for cleaning the decks. By tradition, each Monday a new crewmember was appointed the liar—the first person caught telling a lie the previous week.

Translations

Anagrams

  • Lair, aril, lair, lari, lira, rail, rial

Spanish

Etymology

From Latin ligāre, present active infinitive of ligō, possibly through the intermediate of Old French lier in the Middle Ages, as it appeared relatively late in Spanish texts. See also the doublet ligar, a semi-learned term, as well as the inherited Old Spanish form legar (to tie, bind) (in modern Spanish, this word survives as a rare regionalism, often with a specialized sense such as "tie or bind a sheep for shearing", or "to join together, unite").

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈljaɾ/

Verb

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

  1. to bind, tie
  2. to wrap, wrap up
  3. to roll (a cigarette)
  4. (colloquial) to deceive, confuse
  5. (reflexive, colloquial, Spain) to french, snog, make out

Conjugation

  • Rule: stressed í in certain conjugations; monosyllabic infinitives receive no written accent in certain conjugations. This change was put into effect in the 2010 spelling reforms by the RAE, so some other forms are still commonly seen.

Derived terms

References


Swedish

Noun

liar

  1. indefinite plural of lie

Anagrams

  • ilar, lira

Source: wiktionary.org
  • one that speaks falsely.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)