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 Drop Water stations offer regular still water and sugar-free, flavored water with choices that include cucumber, guava and lemonade. Jeanne Houck, The Enquirer, "CVG travelers now can buy regular or flavored water at Drop Water stations," 3 Sep. 2020 Every floor comes equipped with a tap for sparkling or still water on demand, with a carafe placed in every room. Caroline Eubanks, Travel + Leisure, "This New Charleston Hotel Has Secret Cocktail Windows Where You Can Drink a Socially Distant Negroni," 23 Aug. 2020 Our favorite way to prepare our aguas frescas is to use Mineragua sparkling water in place of plain still water. Katie Stroh, Dallas News, "How to make your own sparkling aguas frescas with Mineragua," 10 Aug. 2020 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

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1832, in the meaning defined above

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15 Sep 2020

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“Still water.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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