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still

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adjective \ˈstil\

Definition of still

  1. 1a :  devoid of or abstaining from motionb archaic :  sedentaryc :  not effervescent still wined (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

stillness

noun

Examples of still in a Sentence

  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 and Etymology 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

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still

verb

Definition of still

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

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1a :  allay, calm stilled their nervesb :  to put an end to :  settle

  5. 2 :  to arrest the motion of

  6. 3 :  silence

First Known Use of still

before 12th century


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still

adverb

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 stillb :  yet 1a has still to be recognized

Examples of still in a Sentence

  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


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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

First Known Use of still

13th century

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still

verb

Definition of still

  1. :  distill

Origin and Etymology of still

Middle English stillen, short for distillen to distill

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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

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 American founder of osteopathy



STILL Defined for English Language Learners

still

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adjective

Definition of still for English Language Learners

  • : not moving

  • : lacking motion or activity

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

still

adverb

Definition of still for English Language Learners

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

  • : in spite of that

  • : without moving : without motion


STILL Defined for Kids

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still

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adjective \ˈstil\

Definition of still for Students

  1. 1 :  having no motion still water

  2. 2 :  making no sound :  quiet The children were finally still.

  3. 3 :  free from noise and commotion The streets were still.

stillness

noun

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still

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verb

Definition of still for Students

stilled

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stilling

  1. 1 :  to make or become motionless or silent The announcement stilled the chatter.

  2. 2 :  to calm or make less intense He could not still their fears.


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still

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adverb

Definition of still for Students

  1. 1 :  without motion Please sit still.

  2. 2 :  up to this or that time We still live there.

  3. 3 :  nevertheless They know it's not true, but they still believe it.

  4. 4 :  2even 2 She ran still faster.

  5. 5 :  in addition He won still more money.


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still

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noun

Definition of still for Students

  1. :  1quiet, silence the still of the night


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still

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noun

Definition of still for Students

  1. :  a device used in making alcoholic liquors



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