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    still - Dictionary definition and meaning for word still

    Definition
    (noun) a static photograph (especially one taken from a movie and used for advertising purposes)
    Example Sentence
    • he wanted some stills for a magazine ad
    Definition
    (noun) (poetic) tranquil silence
    Synonyms : hush , stillness
    Example Sentence
    • the still of the night
    Definition
    (noun) 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 Definition
    (noun) a plant and works where alcoholic drinks are made by distillation
    Synonyms : distillery
    Definition
    (verb) make calm or still
    Example Sentence
    • quiet the dragons of worry and fear
    Definition
    (verb) cause to be quiet or not talk
    Synonyms : hush , hush up , quieten , shut up , silence
    Example Sentence
    • Please silence the children in the church!
    Definition
    (verb) lessen the intensity of or calm
    Synonyms : allay , ease , relieve
    Example Sentence
    • The news eased my conscience
    • still the fears
    Definition
    (verb) make motionless Definition
    (adj) not in physical motion
    Synonyms : inactive , motionless , static
    Example Sentence
    • the inertia of an object at rest
    Definition
    (adj) marked by absence of sound
    Synonyms : silent , soundless
    Example Sentence
    • a silent house
    • soundless footsteps on the grass
    • the night was still
    Definition
    (adj) (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves
    Synonyms : placid , quiet , smooth , tranquil , unruffled
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (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
    Example Sentence
    • a still photograph
    • Cezanne's still life of apples
    Definition
    (adj) not sparkling
    Synonyms : noneffervescent
    Example Sentence
    • a still wine
    • still mineral water
    Definition
    (adj) free from noticeable current
    Example Sentence
    • a still pond
    • still waters run deep
    Definition
    (adv) with reference to action or condition; without change, interruption, or cessation
    Example Sentence
    • it's still warm outside
    • will you still love me when we're old and grey?
    Definition
    (adv) despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession)
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (adv) to a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons
    Synonyms : even , yet
    Example Sentence
    • looked sick and felt even worse
    • an even (or still) more interesting problem
    • still another problem must be solved
    • a yet sadder tale
    Definition
    (adv) without moving or making a sound
    Synonyms : stock-still
    Example Sentence
    • he sat still as a statue
    • time stood still
    • they waited stock-still outside the door
    • he couldn't hold still any longer
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