Meaning of STILL in English


I. ˈstil adjective

Etymology: Middle English stille, from Old English; akin to Old High German stilli still and perhaps to Old English steall stall — more at stall

Date: before 12th century


a. : devoid of or abstaining from motion

b. archaic : sedentary

c. : not effervescent

still wine


(1) : of, relating to, or being a static photograph as contrasted with a motion picture

(2) : designed for taking still photographs

a still camera

(3) : engaged in taking still photographs

a still photographer


a. : uttering no sound : quiet

b. : subdued , muted


a. : calm , tranquil

b. : free from noise or turbulence

• still·ness noun

II. verb

Date: before 12th century

intransitive verb

: to become motionless or silent : quiet

transitive verb


a. : allay , calm

still ed their nerves

b. : to put an end to : settle

2. : to arrest the motion of

3. : silence

III. adverb

Date: before 12th century

1. : without motion

sit still

2. archaic

a. : always , continually

b. : in a progressive manner : increasingly

3. — used as a function word to indicate the continuance of an action or condition

still lives there

drink it while it's still hot

4. : in spite of that : nevertheless

those who take the greatest care still make mistakes


a. : even 2c

a still more difficult problem

heavier still

b. : yet 1a

has still to be recognized

IV. noun

Date: 13th century

1. : quiet , silence

2. : a static photograph ; specifically : a photograph of actors or scenes of a motion picture for publicity or documentary purposes

V. verb

Etymology: Middle English stillen, short for distillen to distill

Date: 13th century

: distill

VI. noun

Date: 1533

1. : distillery

2. : apparatus used in distillation comprising either the chamber in which the vaporization is carried out or the entire equipment

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.