Still a. [Compar. Stiller superl. Stillest.]
1. Motionless; at rest; quiet; as, to stand still; to lie or sit still. “Still as any stone.”
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.”
4. Comparatively quiet or silent; soft; gentle; low. “A still small voice.”
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; stagnant.
Still, v. t.
1. To cause to fall by drops.
2. To expel spirit from by heat, or to evaporate and condense in a refrigeratory; to distill.
Still, v. i. To drop, or flow in drops; to distill. [Obs.]
1. Freedom from noise; calm; silence; as, the still of midnight. [Poetic]
2. A steep hill or ascent. [Obs.]
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. --Shak.
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.]
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. --Shak.
3. To appease; to calm; to quiet, as tumult, agitation, or excitement; as, to still the passions.
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.
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 condensation.
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. --Knight.
adj 1: not in physical motion; "the inertia of an object at rest"
[syn: inactive, motionless, static]
2: marked by absence of sound; "a silent house"; "soundless
footsteps on the grass"; "the night was still" [syn: silent,
3: 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" [syn: placid, quiet,
4: 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" [ant: moving]
5: not sparkling; "a still wine"; "still mineral water" [syn: noneffervescent]
6: free from noticeable current; "a still pond"; "still waters
n 1: a static photograph (especially one taken from a movie and
used for advertising purposes); "he wanted some stills
for a magazine ad"
2: (poetic) tranquil silence; "the still of the night" [syn: hush,
3: 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
4: a plant and works where alcoholic drinks are made by
distillation [syn: distillery]
adv 1: 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?"
[ant: no longer]
2: 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" [syn: however, nevertheless, withal, yet, all
the same, even so, nonetheless, notwithstanding]
3: 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" [syn: even, yet]
4: 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"
v 1: make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
[syn: calm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize, tranquillize,
tranquillise, quieten, lull] [ant: agitate]
2: cause to be quiet or not talk; "Please silence the children
in the church!" [syn: hush, quieten, silence, shut
up, hush up] [ant: louden]
3: lessen the intensity of or calm; "The news eased my
conscience"; "still the fears" [syn: allay, relieve, ease]
4: make motionless