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still - Dictionary definition and meaning for word still

Definition
(noun) a static photograph (especially one taken from a movie and used for advertising purposes)
Example Sentence
  • he wanted some stills for a magazine ad

Definition
(noun) (poetic) tranquil silence
Synonyms : hush , stillness
Example Sentence
  • the still of the night

Definition
(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
Definition
(noun) a plant and works where alcoholic drinks are made by distillation
Synonyms : distillery

Definition
(verb) make calm or still
Example Sentence
  • quiet the dragons of worry and fear

Definition
(verb) cause to be quiet or not talk
Synonyms : hush , hush up , quieten , shut up , silence
Example Sentence
  • Please silence the children in the church!

Definition
(verb) lessen the intensity of or calm
Synonyms : allay , ease , relieve
Example Sentence
  • The news eased my conscience
  • still the fears

Definition
(verb) make motionless
Definition
(adj) not in physical motion
Synonyms : inactive , motionless , static
Example Sentence
  • the inertia of an object at rest

Definition
(adj) marked by absence of sound
Synonyms : silent , soundless
Example Sentence
  • a silent house
  • soundless footsteps on the grass
  • the night was still

Definition
(adj) (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves
Synonyms : placid , quiet , smooth , tranquil , unruffled
Example Sentence
  • a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay
  • the quiet waters of a lagoon
  • a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky
  • a smooth channel crossing
  • scarcely a ripple on the still water
  • unruffled water

Definition
(adj) 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
Example Sentence
  • a still photograph
  • Cezanne's still life of apples

Definition
(adj) not sparkling
Synonyms : noneffervescent
Example Sentence
  • a still wine
  • still mineral water

Definition
(adj) free from noticeable current
Example Sentence
  • a still pond
  • still waters run deep

Definition
(adv) with reference to action or condition; without change, interruption, or cessation
Example Sentence
  • it's still warm outside
  • will you still love me when we're old and grey?

Definition
(adv) despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession)
Example Sentence
  • although I'm a little afraid, however I'd like to try it
  • while we disliked each other, nevertheless we agreed
  • he was a stern yet fair master
  • granted that it is dangerous, all the same I still want to go

Definition
(adv) to a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons
Synonyms : even , yet
Example Sentence
  • looked sick and felt even worse
  • an even (or still) more interesting problem
  • still another problem must be solved
  • a yet sadder tale

Definition
(adv) without moving or making a sound
Synonyms : stock-still
Example Sentence
  • he sat still as a statue
  • time stood still
  • they waited stock-still outside the door
  • he couldn't hold still any longer

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