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)
(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
- Still layer
still layer n. The layer of the bloodstream next to the wall in the capillary vessels; it flows slowly and transports the white blood cells. Also called Poiseuille’s space.
noun, plural still lifes. 1. a representation chiefly of inanimate objects, as a painting of a bowl of fruit. 2. the category of subject matter in which inanimate objects are represented, as in painting or photography. noun (pl) still lifes 1. a painting or drawing of inanimate objects, such as fruit, flowers, etc (as modifier): […]
noun 1. silence; quiet; hush. 2. the absence of motion.
noun, Cards. 1. the pack not in play in a game in which two packs are used alternately.