- The definition of still is someone or something that is quiet, calm or not moving.
An example of still is a person sleeping quietly and not moving.
- Still is defined as without movement or up until an indicated time.
- An example of still used as an adverb is the phrase stand still which means to stand without moving around.
- An example of still is something that was happening and continues to happen, it's still happening.
This sleeping child is lying still.
still definition by Webster's New World
- without sound; quiet; silent
- hushed, soft, or low in sound
- not moving; stationary; at rest; motionless: following stand, sit, lie, etc., sometimes regarded as an adverb
- characterized by little or no commotion or agitation; tranquil; calm; serene: the still water of the lake
- not effervescent or bubbling: said of wine
- Film designating or of a single posed photograph or a photograph made from a single frame of a filmed sequence or scene, for use as in publicity
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English stille, akin to German still ; from Indo-European an unverified form stelnu- ; from base an unverified form stel-, to place, set up, standing, immobile from source stalk, stall, Classical Latin locus, place, Classical Greek stēlē, a post
- silence; quiet: in the still of the night
- Film a still photograph
- at or up to the time indicated, whether past, present, or future
- even; yet: used as an intensifier with a comparative form, etc.: cold yesterday, but still colder today
- nevertheless; even then [rich but still unhappy]; often used as a conjunctive adverb [he failed; still, he never stopped trying]
- Archaic ever; constantly
- to make silent
- to make motionless
- to calm; relieve
- stillness noun
- an apparatus used for distilling liquids, esp. alcoholic liquors
Origin: ; from obsolete still, to distill ; from Classical Latin stillare, to drop, drip, trickle ; from stilla, a drop ; from an unverified form stir(a)la, diminutive of stiria, a drop: see stone
- to distill
- Dialectal to distill (alcoholic liquor) illegally
still definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjective still·er, still·est
- Free of sound.
- Low in sound; hushed or subdued.
- Not moving or in motion.
- Free from disturbance, agitation, or commotion.
- Free from a noticeable current: a still pond; still waters.
- Not carbonated; lacking effervescence: a still wine.
- Of or relating to a single or static photograph as opposed to a movie.
- Silence; quiet: the still of the night.
- A still photograph, especially one taken from a scene of a movie and used for promotional purposes.
- A still-life picture.
- Without movement; motionlessly: stand still.
- a. At the present time; for the present: We are still waiting.b. Up to or at a specified time; yet: still had not made up her mind.c. At a future time; eventually: may still see the error of his ways.
- In increasing amount or degree; even: and still further complaints.
- In addition; besides: had still another helping.
- All the same; nevertheless.
- To make still or tranquil.
- To make quiet; silence.
- To make motionless.
- To allay; calm: The parents stilled their child's fears of the dark.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English stille; see stel- in Indo-European roots.
- An apparatus for distilling liquids, such as alcohols, consisting of a vessel in which the substance is vaporized by heat and a cooling device in which the vapor is condensed.
- A distillery.
Origin: From Middle English stillen, to distill, from distillen; see distill.
, Andrew Taylor 1828-1917.
still - Phrases/Idioms
still and all
still and all