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, -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.

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An osprey hovered and dived into the still water and emerged with a black crappie clutched in its talons. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Lots of fish, summery weather greet anglers at Lake Chetek fishing opener," 5 May 2018 To prepare a beverage, combine 2 ounces syrup and 8 ounces sparkling or still water in a glass. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: Pineapple Squash drink," 3 July 2018 Clear, still waters with nary a ripple breaking the surface hugged by ancient sandstone cliffs flecked with lush, green flora instantly transport you to a place of serenity. Carla Minsky, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Travel is Good for the Soul," 10 June 2018 Beavers Beavers build dams to create still water for their underwater homes, called lodges, where the rodents cache food for the winter. Brian Gordon Green, National Geographic, "Why a Squirrel Stashed 50 Pounds of Pine Cones in a Car," 9 June 2018 By mid-afternoon Monday, there was still water in the western end parking lot, closing several sections, but that did not stop a half dozen cars and trucks from stopping in the lot or driving through it. James Ewinger,, "Headlands Beach State Park flooding closes section of parking lot (photos)," 10 Apr. 2018 While Adeline is a figure slow to show emotion, Louise gives her a heart that reveals just how deep such still waters can run. Theodore P. Mahne,, "'Stranger Disease' vividly brings history to life at Madame John's Legacy," 26 Mar. 2018 This could happen with a boat sitting in still water, a hockey puck on ice, or a small spacecraft out in deep space (don't worry about how that object got into space). Rhett Allain, WIRED, "The Physics of the Speeder Chase in Solo: A Star Wars Story," 12 Mar. 2018 An intense Sapiro makes clear that the laconic Roland’s ostensibly still waters run deep. Mike Fischer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'Constellations' offers a multiverse of choices," 15 Jan. 2018

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1832, in the meaning defined above

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