still water


Definition of still water

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a part of a stream where no current is visible


geographical name
Still·​wa·​ter | \ ˈstil-ˌwȯ-tər How to pronounce Stillwater (audio) , -ˌwä- \

Definition of Stillwater (Entry 2 of 2)

city in north central Oklahoma population 45,688

Note: The main campus of Oklahoma State University is located in Stillwater.

Examples of still water in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The honks of sweeping Canada geese became roars as the sounds reverberated off the still water and valley walls. Matt Wyatt,, "Pagosa Springs: Gateway to San Juan Mountains and base camp for anglers," 6 June 2020 All these still waters, however, can let smaller pictures float to the top. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "The Wolf House Is a Stop-Motion Nightmare," 20 May 2020 Neeley said there were still water distribution sites operating and the city’s vulnerable can call 810-410-2020 for home deliveries. Darcie Moran, Detroit Free Press, "Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley puts city under curfew for 30 days amid coronavirus pandemic," 2 Apr. 2020 Courtesy of the easterly trade winds, the beach is catnip for kiteboarders and stand-up-paddle boarders’ and well worth a return visit at night when the moonscape reflected on the still water is mystical. Melanie Refffes, USA TODAY, "Shh! These are the best secret beaches in the Caribbean," 25 Nov. 2019 Matt Lawrence, manager at Blanchards Liquors in Allston, said spiked still water products sell poorly in his store. Anissa Gardizy,, "NOCA’s founders see a big market for a ‘healthier’ spiked water," 23 Jan. 2020 The ruins of the ancient capitals of Pasargadae and Persepolis still convey the cosmopolitan power of the great empire that built them, while the innovative infrastructure that sustained the country’s ancient desert cities still waters them today. National Geographic, "What the world could lose in an Iran conflict," 6 Jan. 2020 The usually still waters along the Clear Creek channel will decked out Feb. 15 for the 21st annual Yachty Gras Boat Parade. Yvette Orozco, Houston Chronicle, "Clear Creek channel to sparkle soon from Yachty Gras boat parade," 3 Feb. 2020 Grand lanterns sat atop floats gliding along the San Antonio River on Saturday night as tourists and locals gathered around, marveling at the scene that reflected off the still water. Sara Cline,, "Chinese New Year Parade lights up San Antonio River Walk," 25 Jan. 2020

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1832, in the meaning defined above

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“Still water.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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