adjective, stiller, stillest.
remaining in place or at rest; motionless; stationary:
to stand still.
free from sound or noise, as a place or persons; silent:
to keep still about a matter.
subdued or low in sound; hushed:
a still, small voice.
free from turbulence or commotion; peaceful; tranquil; calm:
the still air.
without waves or perceptible current; not flowing, as water.
not effervescent or sparkling, as wine.
Photography. noting, pertaining to, or used for making single photographs, as opposed to a motion picture.
stillness or silence:
the still of the night.
Photography. a single photographic print, as one of the frames of a motion-picture film.
at this or that time; as previously:
Are you still here?
up to this or that time; as yet:
A day before departure we were still lacking an itinerary.
in the future as in the past:
Objections will still be made.
even; in addition; yet (used to emphasize a comparative):
still more complaints; still greater riches.
even then; yet; nevertheless:
to be rich and still crave more.
without sound or movement; quietly:
at or to a greater distance or degree.
Archaic. steadily; constantly; always.
and yet; but yet; nevertheless:
It was futile, still they fought.
verb (used with object)
to silence or hush (sounds, voices, etc.).
to calm, appease, or allay:
to still a craving.
to quiet, subdue, or cause to subside (waves, winds, commotion, tumult, passion, pain, etc.).
verb (used without object)
to become still or quiet.
still and all, nonetheless; even with everything considered:
Even though you dislike us, still and all you should be polite.
a distilling apparatus, consisting of a vessel in which a liquid is heated and vaporized and a cooling device or coil for condensing the vapor.
verb (used with or without object)
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(usually predicative) motionless; stationary
undisturbed or tranquil; silent and calm
not sparkling or effervescent: a still wine
gentle or quiet; subdued
(obsolete) (of a child) dead at birth
continuing now or in the future as in the past: do you still love me?
up to this or that time; yet: I still don’t know your name
(often used with a comparative) even or yet: still more insults
quiet or without movement: sit still
(poetic, dialect) always
(poetic) silence or tranquillity: the still of the night
a still photograph, esp of a scene from a motion-picture film
(as modifier): a still camera
to make or become still, quiet, or calm
(transitive) to allay or relieve: her fears were stilled
even then; nevertheless: the child has some new toys and still cries
an apparatus for carrying out distillation, consisting of a vessel in which a mixture is heated, a condenser to turn the vapour back to liquid, and a receiver to hold the distilled liquid, used esp in the manufacture of spirits
a place where spirits are made; distillery
noun 1. a low platform on which goods are stored in a warehouse or factory to keep them off the floor, to aid in handling, etc. Compare skid (def 3). noun 1. a frame or stand for keeping things off the ground, such as casks in a brewery 2. a container in which goods, machinery, […]
noun 1. a burglar alarm, fire alarm, or the like, that is activated silently and transmits a warning signal, usually by telephone.
noun 1. the birth of a dead child or organism. 2. a fetus dead at birth. noun 1. birth of a dead fetus or baby 2. a stillborn fetus or baby stillbirth still·birth (stĭl’bûrth’) n. The birth of a dead child or fetus. A child or fetus dead at birth. stillbirth definition The birth of […]
adjective 1. dead when born. 2. ineffectual from the beginning; abortive; fruitless: a stillborn plan of escape. adjective 1. (of a fetus) dead at birth 2. (of an idea, plan, etc) fruitless; abortive; unsuccessful noun 3. a stillborn fetus or baby stillborn still·born (stĭl’bôrn’) adj. Dead at birth.