Still meaning

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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.

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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.

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Not carbonated; lacking effervescence.

A still wine.

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Making or characterized by no sound or faint sound.

The crowd cheered and then grew still.

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Silence; quiet.

The still of the night.

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A still photograph, especially one taken from a scene of a movie and used for promotional purposes.
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A still-life picture.
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Without movement; motionlessly.

Stand still.

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In increasing amount or degree; even.

And still further complaints.

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In addition; besides.

Had still another helping.

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All the same; nevertheless.
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To make motionless or unagitated.

The afternoon heat stilled the breeze.

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To make quiet; silence.
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To allay or calm.

The parents stilled their child's fears of the dark.

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To become still.
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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.
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A distillery.
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Without sound; quiet; silent.
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Hushed, soft, or low in sound.
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Not moving; stationary; at rest; motionless.
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Characterized by little or no commotion or agitation; tranquil; calm; serene.

The still water of the lake.

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Not effervescent or bubbling.
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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.
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Silence; quiet.

In the still of the night.

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A still photograph.
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At or up to the time indicated, whether past, present, or future.

Does she still work here?

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Even; yet.

Cold yesterday, but still colder today.

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Nevertheless; even then [he's rich but still he's unhappy]; often used as a conjunctive adverb [he failed; still, he never stopped trying]
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Ever; constantly.
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To make still; quiet.
  • To make silent.
  • To make motionless.
  • To calm; relieve.
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To become still.
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An apparatus used for distilling liquids, esp. alcoholic liquors.
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To distill.
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To distill (alcoholic liquor) illegally.
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still and all
  • After taking everything into consideration; nevertheless; however:.
    Still and all, our objective can be achieved.
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still and all
  • Nevertheless.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of still

  • From Middle English stillen to distill from distillen distill
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Middle English from Old English stille stel- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition