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still

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adjective \ˈstil\

Simple Definition of still

  • : not moving

  • : lacking motion or activity

  • photography —used to describe an ordinary photograph that does not show movement as compared to a movie

Full Definition of still

  1. 1a :  devoid of or abstaining from motionb archaic :  sedentaryc :  not effervescent <still wine>d (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>

  2. 2a :  uttering no sound :  quietb :  subdued, muted

  3. 3a :  calm, tranquilb :  free from noise or turbulence

still·ness noun

Examples of still

  1. The cat twitched slightly, and then was still.

  2. Everyone had left, and the house was finally still.

  3. a class in still photography

  4. They had still and fizzy drinks.



Origin of still

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


First Known Use: before 12th century

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still

verb

Definition of still

  • intransitive verb
    1. :  to become motionless or silent :  quiet

    2. transitive verb
    3. 1a :  allay, calm <stilled their nerves>b :  to put an end to :  settle

    4. 2 :  to arrest the motion of

    5. 3 :  silence



    Before 12th Century

    First Known Use of still

    before 12th century


    3

    still

    adverb

    Simple Definition of still

    • : happening or existing before now and continuing into the present

    • : in spite of that

    • : without moving : without motion

    Full Definition of still

    1. 1 :  without motion <sit still>

    2. 2 archaic a :  always, continuallyb :  in a progressive manner :  increasingly

    3. 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. 4 :  in spite of that :  nevertheless <those who take the greatest care still make mistakes>

    5. 5a :  even 2c <a still more difficult problem> <heavier still>b :  yet 1a <has still to be recognized>

    Examples of still

    1. Sit still. It'll just take a minute.

    2. <the cat sat absolutely still, watching as the mouse began to make its way across the floor>



    Before 12th Century

    First Known Use of still

    before 12th century


    4

    still

    noun

    Definition of still

    1. 1 :  quiet, silence

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



    13th Century

    First Known Use of still

    13th century

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    5

    still

    verb

    Definition of still

    1. :  distill



    Origin of still

    Middle English stillen, short for distillen to distill


    First Known Use: 13th century

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    6

    still

    noun

    Definition of still

    1. 1 :  distillery

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



    1533

    First Known Use of still

    1533

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    Still

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    biographical name \ˈstil\

    Definition of Still

    1. Andrew Taylor 1828–1917 Am. founder of osteopathy






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