a static photograph (especially one taken from a movie and used for advertising purposes)
"he wanted some stills for a magazine ad"
hush, stillness, still(noun)
(poetic) tranquil silence
"the still of the night"
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
a plant and works where alcoholic drinks are made by distillation
inactive, motionless, static, still(adj)
not in physical motion
"the inertia of an object at rest"
silent, soundless, still(adj)
marked by absence of sound
"a silent house"; "soundless footsteps on the grass"; "the night was still"
placid, quiet, still, tranquil, smooth, unruffled(adj)
(of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves
"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"
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"
"a still wine"; "still mineral water"
free from noticeable current
"a still pond"; "still waters run deep"
calm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, still(verb)
make calm or still
"quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
hush, quieten, silence, still, shut up, hush up(verb)
cause to be quiet or not talk
"Please silence the children in the church!"
still, allay, relieve, ease(verb)
lessen the intensity of or calm
"The news eased my conscience"; "still the fears"
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?"
however, nevertheless, withal, still, yet, all the same, even so, nonetheless, notwithstanding(adverb)
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"
even, yet, still(adverb)
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"
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"
motionless; at rest; quiet; as, to stand still; to lie or sit still
uttering no sound; silent; as, the audience is still; the animals are still
not disturbed by noise or agitation; quiet; calm; as, a still evening; a still atmosphere
comparatively quiet or silent; soft; gentle; low
not effervescing; not sparkling; as, still wines
freedom from noise; calm; silence; as, the still of midnight
a steep hill or ascent
to this time; until and during the time now present; now no less than before; yet
in the future as now and before
in continuation by successive or repeated acts; always; ever; constantly; uniformly
in an increasing or additional degree; even more; -- much used with comparatives
notwithstanding what has been said or done; in spite of what has occured; nevertheless; -- sometimes used as a conjunction. See Synonym of But
after that; after what is stated
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
to stop, as noise; to silence
to appease; to calm; to quiet, as tumult, agitation, or excitement; as, to still the passions
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
a house where liquors are distilled; a distillery
to cause to fall by drops
to expel spirit from by heat, or to evaporate and condense in a refrigeratory; to distill
to drop, or flow in drops; to distill
Origin: [L. stillare. Cf. Distill.]
A still is an apparatus used to distill miscible or immiscible liquid mixtures by heating to selectively boil and then cooling to condense the vapor. Stills have been used to produce perfume and medicine, Water for Injection for pharmaceutical use, generally to separate and purify different chemicals, and most famously, to produce distilled beverages containing ethyl alcohol.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
stil, adj. silent: motionless: calm, subdued: not sparkling or effervescing: constant.—v.t. to quiet: to silence: to appease: to restrain.—adv. always, constantly: nevertheless, for all that: even yet: after that.—n. calm.—n. Still′-birth, the state of being still-born: anything born without life.—adj. Still′-born, dead when born.—ns. Still′er, one who stills or quiets; Still′-life, the class of pictures representing inanimate objects; Still′ness; Still′-room, an apartment where liquors, preserves, and the like are kept, and where tea, &c., is prepared for the table: a housekeeper's pantry; Still′-stand (Shak.), absence of motion.—adj. Still′y, still: quiet: calm.—adv. silently: gently. [A.S. stille, firm; Dut. stil, Ger. still.]
stil, v.t. to cause to fall by drops: to distil.—n. an apparatus for distillation, consisting essentially of a vessel in which the liquid to be distilled is placed, the vapour being conducted by means of a head or neck to the condenser or worm, where it is cooled by water or other means, and again forms liquid.—adj. Still′iform, drop-shaped. [L. stillāre, to cause to drop—stilla, a drop, or simply a contr. for distil, like sport from disport.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'still' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #116
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'still' in Written Corpus Frequency: #169
Rank popularity for the word 'still' in Adverbs Frequency: #17
Rank popularity for the word 'still' in Adjectives Frequency: #457
The numerical value of still in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of still in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
They are still in freezing cells, they still have problems with food, and they are still being treated roughly or hit by the guards, recently, this past summer,( the detainees) had incredibly invasive genital searches.
I think we're still in the infancy of this, it's still such a new thing, and we're all excited about it. My own kids are still in elementary and middle school, so they have not done blended learning yet, but they definitely will when they get to high school.
I was back to hitting it really good and had quite a few chances, but wasn't as hot on the greens as yesterday, There are still a bunch of guys that could get a hot streak and catch us. I could play the golf of my life and still be beaten or I could play solid and still win.
I'm looking forward to stepping out on center court and letting the whole world know that it doesn't matter what you face, if it's something that wasn't right, hurt you, hurt your family, you can just come out and be strong and say, 'I'm still going to be here, I'm still going to survive and I'm still going to be the best person I can be,'.
Knowing that everything's futile but still fighting, still raging against the dying of the light -- that's what motivates me all the time ... If you hold that sense of futility in your head for too long, it can begin to eat into you. You can still be aware of it but find a place for it where you can actually exist comfortably and enjoy things.
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Translations for still
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- رغم ذلك, الى الأن, لا يزال, مع ذلكArabic
- һаман, һаман даBashkir
- quiet, encaraCatalan, Valencian
- i tak, ještě, stále, stálýCzech
- still, noch, trotzdem, dennoch, doch, Destillierapparat, DestillierkolbenGerman
- aún, instantánea, alambique, sin embargo, todavía, alquitara, quieta, quieto, no obstanteSpanish
- باز هم, هنوز, آرامPersian
- vielä, jakso, pysäytyskuva, liikkumaton, yhä, edelleen, silti, stilliFinnish
- immobile, photogramme, calme, encore, néanmoins, calmerFrench
- i gcónaí, fós, ar fadIrish
- לַמְרוֹת זֹאתHebrew
- még, csendes, nyugodt, mégsem, mégis, mozdulatlanHungarian
- դեռ, անշարժArmenian
- tuttora, ancora, ancora piùItalian
- 依然として, 更に, それでも, まだ, 静寂, 蒸留器, 凪, スチール, 静止した, 止まる, より, 静けさ, もっと, スチル, 静止画, 静まるJapanese
- სიმშვიდე, შტილიGeorgian
- 아직, 여전히Korean
- بهڵام, هێشتاKurdish
- tamen, immobilis, etiamnunc, adhuc, adhunc, eatimnunc, eatimnum, etiamnumLatin
- stëllLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- vēl, arvien vēl, joprojāmLatvian
- сè уште, мирен, уште по-, сепак, смирува, успокојуваMacedonian
- toch, distilleerderij, nog, stil, nog steeds, distilleerapparaatDutch
- enno, endå, framleis, ennåNorwegian Nynorsk
- destillasjonsapparat, stille, ennå, likevel, fremdeles, enda, roeNorwegian
- wciąż, nadalPolish
- ainda, mesmo assim, ainda assim, imóvel, paradoPortuguese
- штиль, перегонный куб, ещё, всё-таки, всё ещё, тем не менее, неподвижный, всё же, дистиллятор, успокаивать, успокоить, угомонитьRussian
- unatoč, nepomičnoSerbo-Croatian
- stále, ešte, aj tak, i napriek tomu, ešte viac, nadalejSlovak
- ändå, stilla, vindstilla, hembränningsapparat, bleke, lönnbränningsapparat, ännu, stillbild, än, fortfarande, tystnad, destilleringsapparat, stillestånd, destillator, stillhet, destillationsapparat, trots, lugna, lugna nerSwedish
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