still: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (stil), [key]
— adj., n., adv., conj., v. -er, -est,
  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. noting, pertaining to, or used for making single photographs, as opposed to a motion picture.
  1. stillness or silence: the still of the night.
  2. a single photographic print, as one of the frames of a motion-picture film.
  1. at this or that time; as previously: Are you still here?
  2. up to this or that time; as yet: A day before departure we were still lacking an itinerary.
  3. in the future as in the past: Objections will still be made.
  4. even; in addition; yet (used to emphasize a comparative): still more complaints; still greater riches.
  5. even then; yet; nevertheless: to be rich and still crave more.
  6. without sound or movement; quietly: Sit still!
  7. at or to a greater distance or degree.
  8. steadily; constantly; always.
  1. and yet; but yet; nevertheless: It was futile, still they fought.
  2. nonetheless; even with everything considered: Even though you dislike us, still and all you should be polite.
  1. to silence or hush (sounds, voices, etc.).
  2. to calm, appease, or allay: to still a craving.
  3. to quiet, subdue, or cause to subside (waves, winds, commotion, tumult, passion, pain, etc.).
  1. to become still or quiet.


Pronunciation: (stil), [key]
— 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.
  1. to distill.


Pronunciation: (stil), [key]
— n.
  1. 1828–1917, U.S. founder of osteopathy.
  2. 1895–1978, U.S. composer.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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