What does Still mean?

Definitions for Still

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Still.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stillnoun

    a static photograph (especially one taken from a movie and used for advertising purposes)

    "he wanted some stills for a magazine ad"

  2. hush, stillness, stillnoun

    (poetic) tranquil silence

    "the still of the night"

  3. stillnoun

    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. distillery, stilladjective

    a plant and works where alcoholic drinks are made by distillation

  5. inactive, motionless, static, stilladjective

    not in physical motion

    "the inertia of an object at rest"

  6. silent, soundless, stilladjective

    marked by absence of sound

    "a silent house"; "soundless footsteps on the grass"; "the night was still"

  7. placid, quiet, still, tranquil, smooth, unruffledadjective

    (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"

  8. stilladjective

    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"

  9. still, noneffervescentadjective

    not sparkling

    "a still wine"; "still mineral water"

  10. stillverb

    free from noticeable current

    "a still pond"; "still waters run deep"

  11. calm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, stillverb

    make calm or still

    "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"

  12. hush, quieten, silence, still, shut up, hush upverb

    cause to be quiet or not talk

    "Please silence the children in the church!"

  13. still, allay, relieve, easeverb

    lessen the intensity of or calm

    "The news eased my conscience"; "still the fears"

  14. stilladverb

    make motionless

  15. stilladverb

    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?"

  16. however, nevertheless, withal, still, yet, all the same, even so, nonetheless, notwithstandingadverb

    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"

  17. even, yet, stilladverb

    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"

  18. still, stock-stilladverb

    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"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Stilladjective

    Etymology: stil, Dutch.

    We do not act, that often jest and laugh:
    ’Tis old but true, still swine eat all the draugh. William Shakespeare.

    Your wife Octavia, with her modest eyes,
    And still conclusion, shall acquire no honour,
    Demuring upon me. William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra.

    The storm was laid, the winds retir’d,
    Obedient to thy will;
    The sea that roar’d at thy command,
    At thy command was still. Addison.

    Atin when he spied
    Thus in still waves of deep delight to wade,
    Fiercely approaching to him loudly cry’d. Fairy Queen.

    From hence my lines and I depart,
    I to my soft still walks, they to my heart;
    I to the nurse, they to the child of art. John Donne.

    Religious pleasure moves gently, and therefore constantly. It does not affect by rapture, but is like the pleasure of health, which is still and sober. Robert South, Sermons.

    Hope quickens all the still parts of life, and keeps the mind awake in her most remiss and indolent hours. Addison.

    Silius Italicus has represented it as a very gentle and still river, in the beautiful description he has given of it. Addison.

    How all things listen, while thy muse complains;
    Such silence waits on philomela’s strains,
    In some still ev’ning, when the whisp’ring breeze
    Pants on the leaves, and dies upon the trees. Alexander Pope.

    Gyrecia sit still, but with no still pensiveness. Philip Sidney.

    Though the body really moves, yet not changing perceiveable distance with other bodies, as fast as the ideas of our minds follow in train, the thing seems to stand still, as we find in the hands of clocks. John Locke.

    That in this state of ignorance, we short-sighted creatures might not mistake true felicity, we are endowed with a power to suspend any particular desire. This is standing still where we are not sufficiently assured. John Locke.

    This stone, O Sysiphus, stands still;
    Ixion rests upon his wheel. Alexander Pope.

  2. Stilladverb

    Etymology: stille , Saxon.

    It hath been anciently reported, and is still received, that extreme applauses of great multitudes have so rarified the air, that birds flying over have fallen down. Francis Bacon.

    Thou, O matron!
    Here dying to the shore hast left thy name:
    Cajeta still the place is call’d from thee,
    The nurse of great Æneas’ infancy. John Dryden, Æneid.

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

    As God sometimes addresses himself in this manner to the hearts of men; so, if the heart will receive such motions by a ready compliance, they will return more frequently, and still more and more powerfully. South.

    The moral perfections of the Deity, the more attentively we consider them, the more perfectly still shall we know them. Francis Atterbury.

    Unless God from heaven did by vision still shew them what to do, they might do nothing. Richard Hooker.

    My brain I’ll prove the female to my soul;
    My soul, the father; and these two beget
    A generation of still-breeding thoughts. William Shakespeare.

    Whom the disease of talking still once possesseth, he can never hold his peace. Ben Jonson.

    He told them, that if their king were still absent from them, they would at length crown apes. John Davies, on Ireland.

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

    Trade begets trade, and people go much where many people are already gone: so men run still to a crowd in the streets, though only to see. William Temple.

    The fewer still you name, you wound the more,
    Bond is but one; but Harpax is a score. Alexander Pope.

    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. John Whitgift.

    I with my hand at midnight held your head;
    And, like the watchful minutes to the hour,
    Still and anon chear’d up the heavy time,
    Saying, what want you? William Shakespeare, King John.

  3. Stillnoun

    Calm; silence.

    Herne the hunter,
    Sometime a keeper here in Windsor forest,
    Doth all the winter time at still of mid-night,
    Walk round about an oak with ragged horns. William Shakespeare.

    He had never any jealousy with his father, which might give occasion of altering court or council upon the change; but all things pass’d in a still. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.

  4. Stillnoun

    A vessel for distillation; an alembick.

    Etymology: from distil.

    Nature’s confectioner, the bee,
    Whose suckets are moist alchimy;
    The still of his refining mold,
    Minting the garden into gold. John Cleveland.

    In distilling hot spirits, if the head of the still be taken off, the vapour which ascends out of the still will take fire at the flame of a candle, and the flame will run along the vapour from the candle to the still. Isaac Newton, Opticks.

    This fragrant spirit is obtained from all plants in the least aromatick, by a cold still, with a heat not exceeding that of summer. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.

  5. To STILLverb

    Etymology: stillan , Sax. stillen, Dutch.

    Is this the scourge of France?
    Is this the Talbot so much fear’d abroad,
    That with his name the mothers still their babes. William Shakespeare.

    In all refrainings of anger, it is the best remedy to make a man’s self believe, that the opportunity of revenge is not yet come; but that he foresees a time for it, and so to still himself in the mean time, and reserve it. Francis Bacon.

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

    The third fair morn now blaz’d upon the main,
    Then glassy smooth lay all the liquid plain,
    The winds were hush’d, the billows scarcely curl’d,
    And a dead silence still’d the watry world. Alexander Pope.

  6. To Stillverb

    To distil; to extract or operate upon by distillation.

    Etymology: stillan , Sax. stillen, Dutch.

  7. To Stillverb

    To drop; to fall in drops. Out of use.

    Etymology: stillo, Latin.

    His sceptre ’gainst the ground he threw,
    And tears still’d from him which mov’d all the crew. George Chapman.

    Short thick sobs, whose thund’ring volleys float,
    And roul themselves over her lubric throat
    In panting murmurs, still’d out of her breast,
    That ever-bubbling spring. Richard Crashaw.


  1. Still

    A still is an apparatus used to distill liquid mixtures by heating to selectively boil and then cooling to condense the vapor. A still uses the same concepts as a basic distillation apparatus, but on a much larger scale. Stills have been used to produce perfume and medicine, water for injection (WFI) for pharmaceutical use, generally to separate and purify different chemicals, and to produce distilled beverages containing ethanol.


  1. still

    Still can be defined as an adjective that describes something that is not in motion or moving, remaining in a fixed position or state. It can also refer to a person or thing that is calm, quiet, or peaceful. Additionally, still can be used as an adverb to indicate that an action or situation is continuing to be the case despite a change in circumstances.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stilladverb

    motionless; at rest; quiet; as, to stand still; to lie or sit still

  2. Stilladverb

    uttering no sound; silent; as, the audience is still; the animals are still

  3. Stilladverb

    not disturbed by noise or agitation; quiet; calm; as, a still evening; a still atmosphere

  4. Stilladverb

    comparatively quiet or silent; soft; gentle; low

  5. Stilladverb

    constant; continual

  6. Stilladverb

    not effervescing; not sparkling; as, still wines

  7. Stillnoun

    freedom from noise; calm; silence; as, the still of midnight

  8. Stillnoun

    a steep hill or ascent

  9. Stilladjective

    to this time; until and during the time now present; now no less than before; yet

  10. Stilladjective

    in the future as now and before

  11. Stilladjective

    in continuation by successive or repeated acts; always; ever; constantly; uniformly

  12. Stilladjective

    in an increasing or additional degree; even more; -- much used with comparatives

  13. Stilladjective

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

  14. Stilladjective

    after that; after what is stated

  15. Stilladjective

    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

  16. Stilladjective

    to stop, as noise; to silence

  17. Stilladjective

    to appease; to calm; to quiet, as tumult, agitation, or excitement; as, to still the passions

  18. Still

    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

  19. Still

    a house where liquors are distilled; a distillery

  20. Stillverb

    to cause to fall by drops

  21. Stillverb

    to expel spirit from by heat, or to evaporate and condense in a refrigeratory; to distill

  22. Stillverb

    to drop, or flow in drops; to distill

  23. Etymology: [L. stillare. Cf. Distill.]


  1. Still

    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

  1. Still

    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.]

  2. 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.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. STILL

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Still is ranked #2904 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Still surname appeared 12,354 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 4 would have the surname Still.

    80.1% or 9,900 total occurrences were White.
    13.2% or 1,634 total occurrences were Black.
    2.4% or 305 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.1% or 271 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.5% or 188 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.4% or 56 total occurrences were Asian.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Still' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #116

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Still' in Written Corpus Frequency: #169

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Still' in Adverbs Frequency: #17

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Still' in Adjectives Frequency: #457

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Still in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Still in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Still in a Sentence

  1. Dominic Thiem:

    I'm happy I can compete with these guys on the best level, i really hope also that I win my maiden slam when they're still around because it just counts more, yeah.

  2. Delta Air Lines Inc:

    We were able to bring our systems back on line and resume flights within a few hours yesterday but we are still operating in recovery mode.

  3. Laura Mikolajczak:

    They have always been an inspiration to us and I think just seeing every year go by that they still express it in some way on their anniversary, theres just a sweetness to the two of them and what they share.

  4. Peter Tuz:

    I think the stock market is still the place to be, even though valuations are lofty, the fundamentals are good, most companies are having excellent quarters and the outlook is pretty good.

  5. President Obama on Friday:

    Yet what we still have is this crazy situation where a woman everybody agrees is qualified... has been now sitting there longer than the previous seven attorney general nominees combined.

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Translations for Still

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  • رغم ذلك, الى الأن, لا يزال, مع ذلكArabic
  • һаман, һаман даBashkir
  • quiet, encaraCatalan, Valencian
  • i tak, ještě, stále, stálýCzech
  • stadigDanish
  • still, noch, trotzdem, dennoch, doch, Destillierapparat, DestillierkolbenGerman
  • ankoraŭEsperanto
  • aún, instantánea, alambique, sin embargo, todavía, alquitara, quieta, quieto, no obstanteSpanish
  • paigalEstonian
  • باز هم, هنوز, آرامPersian
  • vielä, jakso, pysäytyskuva, liikkumaton, yhä, edelleen, silti, stilliFinnish
  • immobile, photogramme, calme, encore, néanmoins, calmerFrench
  • i gcónaí, fós, ar fadIrish
  • alambiqueGalician
  • לַמְרוֹת זֹאתHebrew
  • फिर भीHindi
  • még, csendes, nyugodt, mégsem, mégis, mozdulatlanHungarian
  • դեռ, անշարժArmenian
  • toteviaInterlingua
  • masihIndonesian
  • ankoreIdo
  • tuttora, ancora, ancora piùItalian
  • עוֹדHebrew
  • 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, etiamnum, etiamLatin
  • stëllLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • vēl, arvien vēl, joprojāmLatvian
  • piropiroMāori
  • сè уште, мирен, уште по-, сепак, смирува, успокојуваMacedonian
  • masihMalay
  • 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
  • încăRomanian
  • 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
  • šèSlovene
  • ändå, stilla, vindstilla, hembränningsapparat, bleke, lönnbränningsapparat, ännu, stillbild, än, fortfarande, tystnad, destilleringsapparat, stillestånd, destillator, stillhet, destillationsapparat, trots, lugna, lugna nerSwedish
  • இன்னும்Tamil
  • ఇంకాTelugu
  • นิ่งThai
  • hâlâTurkish
  • досіUkrainian
  • ابھی تکUrdu
  • cònVietnamese
  • נאָךYiddish

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