Definitions for: Still

[n] a plant and works where alcoholic drinks are made by distillation
[n] an apparatus used for the distillation of liquids; consists of a vessel in which a substance is vaporized by heat and a condenser where the vapor is condensed
[n] a static photograph (especially one taken from a movie and used for advertising purposes); "he wanted some stills for a magazine ad"
[n] (poetic) tranquil silence; "the still of the night"
[adv] to a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons; "looked sick and felt even worse"; "an even (or still) more interesting problem"; "still another problem must be solved"; "a yet sadder tale"
[adv] despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession); "although I'm a little afraid, however I'd like to try it"; "while we disliked each other, nevertheless we agreed"; "he was a stern yet fair master"; "granted that it is dangerous, all the same I still want to go"
[adv] with reference to action or condition; without change, interruption, or cessation; "it's still warm outside"; "will you still love me when we're old and grey?"
[adv] without moving or making a sound; "he sat still as a statue"; "time stood still"; "they waited stock-still outside the door"; "he couldn't hold still any longer"
[adj] free from disturbance; "a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay"; "the quiet waters of a lagoon"; "a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky"; "a smooth channel crossing"; "scarcely a ripple on the still water"; "unruffled water"
[adj] free from noticeable current; "a still pond"; "still waters run deep"
[adj] not in physical motion; "the inertia of an object at rest"
[adj] used of pictures; of a single or static photograph not presented so as to create the illusion of motion; or representing objects not capable of motion; "a still photograph"; "Cezanne's still life of apples"
[adj] marked by absence of sound; "a silent house"; "soundless footsteps on the grass"; "the night was still"
[adj] not sparkling; "a still wine"; "still mineral water"
[v] cause to be quiet or not talk; "Please silence the children in the church!"
[v] make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
[v] lessen the intensity of; calm; as of anxieties and fears

Webster (1913) Definition: Still, a. [Compar. Stiller; superl. Stillest.] [OE.
stille, AS. stille; akin to D. stil, OS. & OHG. stilli, G.
still, Dan. stille, Sw. stilla, and to E. stall; from the
idea of coming to a stand, or halt. Cf. Still, adv.]
1. Motionless; at rest; quiet; as, to stand still; to lie or
sit still. ``Still as any stone.'' --Chaucer.

2. Uttering no sound; silent; as, the audience is still; the
animals are still.

The sea that roared at thy command, At thy command
was still. --Addison.

3. Not disturbed by noise or agitation; quiet; calm; as, a
still evening; a still atmosphere. ``When all the woods
are still.'' --Milton.

4. Comparatively quiet or silent; soft; gentle; low. ``A
still small voice.'' --1 Kings xix. 12.

5. Constant; continual. [Obs.]

By still practice learn to know thy meaning. --Shak.

6. Not effervescing; not sparkling; as, still wines.

Still life. (Fine Arts)
(a) Inanimate objects.
(b) (Painting) The class or style of painting which
represents inanimate objects, as fruit, flowers, dead
game, etc.

Syn: Quiet; calm; noiseless; serene; motionless; inert;

Still, n. [Cf. G. stille.]
1. Freedom from noise; calm; silence; as, the still of
midnight. [Poetic]

2. A steep hill or ascent. [Obs.] --W. Browne.

Still, adv. [AS. stille quietly. See Still, a. The
modern senses come from the idea of stopping and staying
still, or motionless.]
1. To this time; until and during the time now present; now
no less than before; yet.

It hath been anciently reported, and is still
received. --Bacon.

2. In the future as now and before.

Hourly joys be still upon you! --Shak.

3. In continuation by successive or repeated acts; always;
ever; constantly; uniformly.

The desire of fame betrays an ambitious man into
indecencies that lessen his reputation; he is still
afraid lest any of his actions should be thrown away
in private. --Addison.

Chemists would be rich if they could still do in
great quantities what they have sometimes done in
little. --Boyle.

4. In an increasing or additional degree; even more; -- much
used with comparatives.

The guilt being great, the fear doth still exceed.

5. Notwithstanding what has been said or done; in spite of
what has occured; nevertheless; -- sometimes used as a
conjunction. See Synonym of But.

As sunshine, broken in the rill, Though turned
astray, is sunshine still. --Moore.

6. After that; after what is stated.

In the primitive church, such as by fear being
compelled to sacrifice to strange gods, after
repented, and kept still the office of preaching the
gospel. --Whitgift.

Still and anon, at intervals and repeatedly; continually;
ever and anon; now and then.

And like the watchful minutes to the hour, Still and
anon cheered up the heavy time. --Shak.

Still, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stilled; p. pr. & vb. n.
Stilling.] [AS. stillan, from stille still, quiet, firm.
See Still, a.]
1. To stop, as motion or agitation; to cause to become quiet,
or comparatively quiet; to check the agitation of; as, to
still the raging sea.

He having a full sway over the water, had power to
still and compose it, as well as to move and disturb
it. --Woodward.

2. To stop, as noise; to silence.

With his name the mothers still their babies.

3. To appease; to calm; to quiet, as tumult, agitation, or
excitement; as, to still the passions. --Shak.

Toil that would, at least, have stilled an unquiet
impulse in me. --Hawthorne.

Syn: To quiet; calm; allay; lull; pacify; appease; subdue;
suppress; silence; stop; check; restrain.

Still, n. [Cf. OE. stillatorie. See Still, v., to
1. A vessel, boiler, or copper used in the distillation of
liquids; specifically, one used for the distillation of
alcoholic liquors; a retort. The name is sometimes applied
to the whole apparatus used in in vaporization and

2. A house where liquors are distilled; a distillery.

Still watcher, a device for indicating the progress of
distillation by the density of the liquid given over.

Still, v. t. [Abbreviated fr. distill.]
1. To cause to fall by drops.

2. To expel spirit from by heat, or to evaporate and condense
in a refrigeratory; to distill. --Tusser.

Still, v. i. [L. stillare. Cf. Distill.]
To drop, or flow in drops; to distill. [Obs.] --Spenser.

Synonyms: all the same, allay, at rest, calm, calm, calm down, distillery, ease, even, even so, however, hush, hush, hush up, inactive, lull, motionless, nevertheless, noneffervescent, nonetheless, nonmoving, notwithstanding, placid, quiet, quiet, quieten, quieten, relieve, shut up, silence, silent, soundless, standing(a), static, stillness, stock-still, tranquil, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize, unmoving, unruffled, withal, yet

Antonyms: agitate, charge, charge up, commove, effervescent, excite, louden, moving, no longer, no more, rouse, sparkling, turn on

See Also: abreact, apparatus, appease, assuage, assure, brewery, calm down, Coffey still, comfort, compose, conciliate, condenser, conquer, console, curb, exposure, gag, gentle, gloss over, gruntle, industrial plant, inhibit, lenify, lull, mollify, muzzle, pacify, photo, photograph, pic, placate, plant, quiet, reassure, retort, setup, shout down, shush, silence, sleek over, solace, soothe, stamp down, subdue, suppress, whitewash, wine maker, winery, works

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