Meaning of STILL in English


still 1

/stil/ , adj., stiller, stillest , n., adv., conj., v. adj.

1. remaining in place or at rest; motionless; stationary: to stand still.

2. free from sound or noise, as a place or persons; silent: to keep still about a matter.

3. subdued or low in sound; hushed: a still, small voice.

4. free from turbulence or commotion; peaceful; tranquil; calm: the still air.

5. without waves or perceptible current; not flowing, as water.

6. not effervescent or sparkling, as wine.

7. Photog. noting, pertaining to, or used for making single photographs, as opposed to a motion picture.


8. stillness or silence: the still of the night.

9. Photog. a single photographic print, as one of the frames of a motion-picture film.


10. at this or that time; as previously: Are you still here?

11. up to this or that time; as yet: A day before departure we were still lacking an itinerary.

12. in the future as in the past: Objections will still be made.

13. even; in addition; yet (used to emphasize a comparative): still more complaints; still greater riches.

14. even then; yet; nevertheless: to be rich and still crave more.

15. without sound or movement; quietly: Sit still!

16. at or to a greater distance or degree.

17. Archaic. steadily; constantly; always.


18. and yet; but yet; nevertheless: It was futile, still they fought.

19. still and all , nonetheless; even with everything considered: Even though you dislike us, still and all you should be polite.


20. to silence or hush (sounds, voices, etc.).

21. to calm, appease, or allay: to still a craving.

22. to quiet, subdue, or cause to subside (waves, winds, commotion, tumult, passion, pain, etc.).


23. to become still or quiet.

[ bef. 900; (adj. and adv.) ME still ( e ), OE stille; (n.) ME: a calm, deriv. of the adj.; (v.) ME styllen, OE stillan; (conj.) deriv. of the adv.; akin to G still (adj.), stille (adv.), stillen (v.), D stil (adj. and adv.), stillen (v.); see STALL 1 ]

Syn. 1. unmoving, inert, quiescent. 2. soundless, mute. STILL, QUIET, HUSHED, NOISELESS, SILENT indicate the absence of noise and of excitement or activity accompanied by sound. STILL indicates the absence of sound or movement: The house was still. QUIET implies relative freedom from noise, activity, or excitement: a quiet engine; a quiet vacation. HUSHED implies the suppression of sound or noise: a hushed whisper. NOISELESS and SILENT characterize that which does not reveal its presence or movement by any sound: a noiseless footstep; silent dissent. 4. pacific, placid, serene. 8. quiet, hush, calm. 18. See but 1 . 20. quiet, mute, stifle, muffle, smother. 21. soothe, pacify.

still 2

/stil/ , n.

1. a distilling apparatus, consisting of a vessel in which a liquid is heated and vaporized and a cooling device or coil for condensing the vapor.

2. a distillery.

v.t. , v.i.

3. to distill.

[ 1250-1300; (v.) ME stillen, aph. var. of distillen to DISTILL; (n.) deriv. of the v. ]

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