Still definition

stĭl
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.

adverb
3
1
Of or relating to a single or static photograph as opposed to a movie.
adjective
2
1
Silence; quiet.

The still of the night.

noun
3
3
Not carbonated; lacking effervescence.

A still wine.

adjective
1
1
(film) A still photograph.
noun
1
1
Advertisement
Not moving or in motion.

The patient must be still for the doctor to work.

adjective
0
0
Free from disturbance, agitation, or commotion.

The still waters of the lake.

adjective
0
0
At the present time; for the present.

We are still waiting.

adverb
0
0
At a future time; eventually.

May still see the error of his ways.

adverb
0
0
Making or characterized by no sound or faint sound.

The crowd cheered and then grew still.

adjective
1
2
Advertisement
A still-life picture.
noun
1
2
All the same; nevertheless.
adverb
1
2
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.

adjective
0
1
A still photograph, especially one taken from a scene of a movie and used for promotional purposes.
noun
0
1
Without movement; motionlessly.

Stand still.

adverb
0
1
Advertisement
In increasing amount or degree; even.

And still further complaints.

adverb
0
1
In addition; besides.

Had still another helping.

adverb
0
1
Up to or at a specified time; yet.

Still had not made up her mind.

adverb
0
1
To make motionless or unagitated.

The afternoon heat stilled the breeze.

verb
0
1
To make quiet; silence.
verb
0
1
Advertisement
To allay or calm.

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

verb
0
1
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.
noun
0
1
A distillery.
noun
0
1
Without sound; quiet; silent.
adjective
0
1
Hushed, soft, or low in sound.
adjective
0
1
Advertisement
Not moving; stationary; at rest; motionless.
adjective
0
1
Characterized by little or no commotion or agitation; tranquil; calm; serene.

The still water of the lake.

adjective
0
1
Not effervescent or bubbling.
adjective
0
1
(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.
adjective
0
1
Silence; quiet.

In the still of the night.

noun
0
1
Advertisement
At or up to the time indicated, whether past, present, or future.

Does she still work here?

adverb
0
1
Even; yet.

Cold yesterday, but still colder today.

adverb
0
1
Nevertheless; even then [he's rich but still he's unhappy]; often used as a conjunctive adverb [he failed; still, he never stopped trying]
adverb
0
1
(archaic) Ever; constantly.
adverb
0
1
To make still; quiet.
  • To make silent.
  • To make motionless.
  • To calm; relieve.
verb
0
1
Advertisement
To become still.
verb
0
1
An apparatus used for distilling liquids, esp. alcoholic liquors.
noun
0
1
noun
0
1
To distill.
verb
0
1
(dial.) To distill (alcoholic liquor) illegally.
verb
0
1
Advertisement
To become still.
verb
0
2
still and all
  • After taking everything into consideration; nevertheless; however:
    Still and all, our objective can be achieved.
idiom
0
1
still and all
  • nevertheless
idiom
0
1

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
still
Plural:
stills

Adjective

Base Form:
still
Comparative:
stiller
Superlative:
stillest

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