still


1still

adjective \ˈstil\

: 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
a :  devoid of or abstaining from motion
b archaic :  sedentary
c :  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
a :  uttering no sound :  quiet
b :  subdued, muted
3
a :  calm, tranquil
b :  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

Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms

finish, gimlet, mull, sake, setup, sommelier, syllabub, vintner, wassail

2still

verb

Definition of STILL

intransitive verb
:  to become motionless or silent :  quiet
transitive verb
1
a :  allay, calm <stilled their nerves>
b :  to put an end to :  settle
2
:  to arrest the motion of
3
:  silence

First Known Use of STILL

before 12th century

3still

adverb

: happening or existing before now and continuing into the present

: in spite of that

: without moving : without motion

Full Definition of STILL

1
:  without motion <sit still>
2
archaic
a :  always, continually
b :  in a progressive manner :  increasingly
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
:  in spite of that :  nevertheless <those who take the greatest care still make mistakes>
5
a :  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>

First Known Use of STILL

before 12th century

Related to STILL

Synonyms
motionlessly, quiet, quietly

4still

noun

Definition of STILL

1
:  quiet, silence
2
:  a static photograph; specifically :  a photograph of actors or scenes of a motion picture for publicity or documentary purposes

First Known Use of STILL

13th century

Other Pictures (on film) Terms

daguerreotype, emulsion, fill, sepia, stop

5still

verb

Definition of STILL

:  distill

Origin of STILL

Middle English stillen, short for distillen to distill
First Known Use: 13th century

Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms

finish, gimlet, mull, sake, setup, sommelier, syllabub, vintner, wassail

6still

noun

Definition of STILL

1
2
:  apparatus used in distillation comprising either the chamber in which the vaporization is carried out or the entire equipment

First Known Use of STILL

1533

Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms

finish, gimlet, mull, sake, setup, sommelier, syllabub, vintner, wassail

Still

biographical name \ˈstil\

Definition of STILL

Andrew Taylor 1828–1917 Am. founder of osteopathy

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