Definition of Still

1. Noun. A static photograph (especially one taken from a movie and used for advertising purposes). "He wanted some stills for a magazine ad"

Generic synonyms: Exposure, Photo, Photograph, Pic, Picture



2. Verb. Make calm or still. "The performance is likely to still Sue"; "Quiet the dragons of worry and fear"

3. Adjective. Not in physical motion. "The inertia of an object at rest"
Exact synonyms: Inactive, Motionless, Static
Similar to: Nonmoving, Unmoving
Derivative terms: Inactivity, Motionlessness, Stillness

4. Adverb. With reference to action or condition; without change, interruption, or cessation. "Will you still love me when we're old and grey?"
Antonyms: No Longer

5. Noun. (poetic) tranquil silence. "The still of the night"
Exact synonyms: Hush, Stillness
Generic synonyms: Quiet, Silence
Category relationships: Poesy, Poetry, Verse
Derivative terms: Hush, Hush, Hush

6. Verb. Cause to be quiet or not talk. "Please silence the children in the church!"
Exact synonyms: Hush, Hush Up, Quieten, Shut Up, Silence
Specialized synonyms: Shush, Calm Down, Lull, Shout Down, Gag, Muzzle
Causes: Hush
Generic synonyms: Conquer, Curb, Inhibit, Stamp Down, Subdue, Suppress
Related verbs: Hush, Pipe Down, Quiesce, Quiet, Quiet Down, Quieten
Derivative terms: Hush, Silence, Silence, Silence, Silencer, Silencer
Also: Hush Up
Antonyms: Louden

7. Adjective. Marked by absence of sound. "The night was still"
Exact synonyms: Silent, Soundless
Similar to: Quiet
Derivative terms: Silence, Silence, Soundlessness, Stillness

8. Adverb. Despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession). "Granted that it is dangerous, all the same I still want to go"

9. Noun. An apparatus used for the distillation of liquids; consists of a vessel in which a substance is vaporized by heat and a condenser where the vapor is condensed.
Generic synonyms: Apparatus, Setup
Specialized synonyms: Coffey Still
Terms within: Condenser, Retort

10. Verb. Lessen the intensity of or calm. "The good news will still her"; "Still the fears"
Exact synonyms: Allay, Ease, Relieve
Generic synonyms: Comfort, Console, Solace, Soothe
Specialized synonyms: Abreact
Derivative terms: Allayer, Ease, Easement, Reliever

11. Adjective. (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves. "Unruffled water"

12. Adverb. To a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons. "A yet sadder tale"
Exact synonyms: Even, Yet

13. Noun. A plant and works where alcoholic drinks are made by distillation.
Exact synonyms: Distillery
Terms within: Coffey Still
Generic synonyms: Industrial Plant, Plant, Works
Specialized synonyms: Wine Maker, Winery
Derivative terms: Distill, Distill

14. Verb. Make motionless.
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify

15. Adjective. Used of pictures; of a single or static photograph not presented so as to create the illusion of motion; or representing objects not capable of motion. "Cezanne's still life of apples"
Antonyms: Moving
Derivative terms: Stillness

16. Adverb. Without moving or making a sound. "He couldn't hold still any longer"
Exact synonyms: Stock-still

17. Adjective. Not sparkling. "Still mineral water"
Exact synonyms: Noneffervescent
Antonyms: Sparkling

18. Adjective. Free from noticeable current. "Still waters run deep"
Similar to: Standing
Derivative terms: Stillness, Stillness

Definition of Still

1. a. Motionless; at rest; quiet; as, to stand still; to lie or sit still.

2. n. Freedom from noise; calm; silence; as, the still of midnight.

3. adv. To this time; until and during the time now present; now no less than before; yet.

4. v. t. To stop, as motion or agitation; to cause to become quiet, or comparatively quiet; to check the agitation of; as, to still the raging sea.

5. n. A vessel, boiler, or copper used in the distillation of liquids; specifically, one used for the distillation of alcoholic liquors; a retort. The name is sometimes applied to the whole apparatus used in in vaporization and condensation.

6. v. t. To cause to fall by drops.

7. v. i. To drop, or flow in drops; to distill.

Definition of Still

1. Adjective. Not moving; calm ¹

2. Adjective. Still having the stated quality ¹

3. Adverb. (context: aspect) Up to a time, as in the preceding time. ¹

4. Adverb. (context: degree) to an even greater degree. (non-gloss definition Used to modify comparative adjectives or adverbs.) ¹

5. Adverb. (context: conjunctive) nevertheless ¹

6. Adverb. (archaic poetic) always; invariably; constantly; continuously. ¹

7. Noun. A period of calm or silence. ¹

8. Noun. (photography) A non-moving photograph. (The term is generally used only when it is necessary to distinguish from movies.) ¹

9. Noun. (slang) A resident of the Falkland Islands. ¹

10. Noun. a device for distilling liquids. ¹

11. Noun. (context: catering) a large water boiler used to make tea and coffee. ¹

12. Noun. (context: catering, stills) the area in a restaurant used to make tea and coffee separate from main kitchen. ¹

13. Verb. to calm down, to quiet ¹

14. Verb. (obsolete) To trickle, drip. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Still

1. free from sound or motion [adj STILLER, STILLEST] / to make still [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: still

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Still

stilbites
stilboestrol
stilbs
stile
stiled
stiles
stilet
stilets
stiletto
stiletto heel
stilettoed
stilettoes
stilettoing
stilettos
stiling
still (current term)
still-born
still-fish
still-hunt
still-life
still and all
still hunt
still life
still lifes
still room
still water
still water runs deep
still waters run deep
still wine
stillage

Literary usage of Still

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1. A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare (2001)
"Of all these Music, still. Cam. still music. Theob. find Rowe i. sleep of all these five et cet. Thirlby, Theob. et seq. 91. fine] See Text. ..."

2. The pilgrim's progress from this world to that which is to come by John Bunyan (1879)
"I saw also that he looked this way and that way, as if he would run; yet he stood still, because, as I perceived, he could not tell which way to go. ..."

3. Political Ideas of the American Revolution: Britannic-American Contributions by Randolph Greenfield Adams (1922)
"2 If one still had the temerity to suggest that perhaps that was no adequate reply to the objections which the American colonists were making to the ..."

4. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Ann Jacobs, Lydia Maria Francis Child (1861)
"still IN PRISON. WHEN spring returned, and I took in the little patch of green the aperture commanded, I asked myself how many more summers and winters I ..."

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