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Princeton's WordNet

  1. frozen(p), rooted(p), stock-stilladverb

    absolutely still

    "frozen with horror"; "they stood rooted in astonishment"

  2. 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"


  1. stock-stilladjective

    Absolutely motionless, perfectly still.


  1. stock-still

    Stock-still refers to absolute motionlessness, without any movement or action. This term is usually used to describe a person, animal, or even an object staying immobile or standing completely still. The use of 'stock' in this phrase may have originated from an old word 'stok' that meant a stump of a tree or post; these objects symbolize a steadfast immobility.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stock-stilladjective

    still as a stock, or fixed post; perfectly still

  2. Etymology: [CF. G. stock-still.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stock-still in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stock-still in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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