still

adjective
\ˈstil \

Definition of still 

(Entry 1 of 7)

1a : 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

2a : uttering no sound : quiet

b : subdued, muted

3a : calm, tranquil

b : free from noise or turbulence

still

verb (1)
stilled; stilling; stills

Definition of still (Entry 2 of 7)

intransitive verb

: to become motionless or silent : quiet

transitive verb

1a : allay, calm stilled their nerves

b : to put an end to : settle

2 : to arrest the motion of

3 : silence

still

adverb

Definition of still (Entry 3 of 7)

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 theredrink it while it's still hot

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

5a : even sense 1b a still more difficult problem heavier still

b : yet sense 1a has still to be recognized

still

noun (1)

Definition of still (Entry 4 of 7)

1 : quiet, silence

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

still

verb (2)
stilled; stilling; stills

Definition of still (Entry 5 of 7)

still

noun (2)

Definition of still (Entry 6 of 7)

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

Still

biographical name
\ˈstil \

Definition of Still (Entry 7 of 7)

Andrew Taylor 1828–1917 American founder of osteopathy

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Other Words from still

Adjective

stillness noun

Examples of still in a Sentence

Adjective

The cat twitched slightly, and then was still. Everyone had left, and the house was finally still. a class in still photography They had still and fizzy drinks.

Adverb

Sit still. It'll just take a minute. the cat sat absolutely still, watching as the mouse began to make its way across the floor
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First Known Use of still

Adjective

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Adverb

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (1)

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb (2)

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1533, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for still

Adjective

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

Verb (2)

Middle English stillen, short for distillen to distill

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The first known use of still was before the 12th century

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More Definitions for still

still

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of still

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

English Language Learners Definition of still (Entry 2 of 2)

: happening or existing before now and continuing into the present

: in spite of that

: without moving : without motion

still

adjective
\ˈstil \

Kids Definition of still

 (Entry 1 of 5)

1 : having no motion still water

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

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

Other Words from still

stillness noun

still

verb
stilled; stilling

Kids Definition of still (Entry 2 of 5)

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

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

still

adverb

Kids Definition of still (Entry 3 of 5)

1 : without motion Please sit still.

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

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

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

5 : in addition He won still more money.

still

noun

Kids Definition of still (Entry 4 of 5)

: quiet entry 1, silence the still of the night

still

noun

Kids Definition of still (Entry 5 of 5)

: a device used in making alcoholic liquors

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