/stil/, adj., stiller, stillest, n., adv., conj., v. adj.
1. remaining in place or at rest; motionless; stationary: to stand still.
2. free from sound or noise, as a place or persons; silent: to keep still about a matter.
3. subdued or low in sound; hushed: a still, small voice.
4. free from turbulence or commotion; peaceful; tranquil; calm: the still air.
5. without waves or perceptible current; not flowing, as water.
6. not effervescent or sparkling, as wine.
7. Photog. noting, pertaining to, or used for making single photographs, as opposed to a motion picture.
8. stillness or silence: the still of the night.
9. Photog. a single photographic print, as one of the frames of a motion-picture film.
10. at this or that time; as previously: Are you still here?
11. up to this or that time; as yet: A day before departure we were still lacking an itinerary.
12. in the future as in the past: Objections will still be made.
13. even; in addition; yet (used to emphasize a comparative): still more complaints; still greater riches.
14. even then; yet; nevertheless: to be rich and still crave more.
15. without sound or movement; quietly: Sit still!
16. at or to a greater distance or degree.
17. Archaic. steadily; constantly; always.
18. and yet; but yet; nevertheless: It was futile, still they fought.
19. still and all, nonetheless; even with everything considered: Even though you dislike us, still and all you should be polite.
20. to silence or hush (sounds, voices, etc.).
21. to calm, appease, or allay: to still a craving.
22. to quiet, subdue, or cause to subside (waves, winds, commotion, tumult, passion, pain, etc.).
23. to become still or quiet.
[bef. 900; (adj. and adv.) ME still(e), OE stille; (n.) ME: a calm, deriv. of the adj.; (v.) ME styllen, OE stillan; (conj.) deriv. of the adv.; akin to G still (adj.), stille (adv.), stillen (v.), D stil (adj. and adv.), stillen (v.); see STALL1]
Syn. 1. unmoving, inert, quiescent. 2. soundless, mute. STILL, QUIET, HUSHED, NOISELESS, SILENT indicate the absence of noise and of excitement or activity accompanied by sound. STILL indicates the absence of sound or movement: The house was still. QUIET implies relative freedom from noise, activity, or excitement: a quiet engine; a quiet vacation. HUSHED implies the suppression of sound or noise: a hushed whisper. NOISELESS and SILENT characterize that which does not reveal its presence or movement by any sound: a noiseless footstep; silent dissent. 4. pacific, placid, serene. 8. quiet, hush, calm. 18. See but1. 20. quiet, mute, stifle, muffle, smother. 21. soothe, pacify.
/stil/, n.
1. 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.
2. a distillery.
v.t., v.i.
3. to distill.
[1250-1300; (v.) ME stillen, aph. var. of distillen to DISTILL; (n.) deriv. of the v.]

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(as used in expressions)
Still Clyfford
Still William Grant
still life painting

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