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English Dictionary: still by the DICT Development Group
9 results for still
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  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?"
    Antonym(s): no longer, no more
  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"
    Synonym(s): however, nevertheless, withal, still, 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"
    Synonym(s): even, yet, still
  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"
    Synonym(s): still, stock-still
  1. not in physical motion; "the inertia of an object at rest"
    Synonym(s): inactive, motionless, static, still
  2. marked by absence of sound; "a silent house"; "soundless footsteps on the grass"; "the night was still"
    Synonym(s): silent, soundless, still
  3. (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"
    Synonym(s): placid, quiet, still, tranquil, smooth, unruffled
  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"
    Antonym(s): moving
  5. not sparkling; "a still wine"; "still mineral water"
    Synonym(s): still, noneffervescent
    Antonym(s): effervescent, sparkling
  6. free from noticeable current; "a still pond"; "still waters run deep"
  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"
    Synonym(s): hush, stillness, still
  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
    Synonym(s): distillery, still
  1. make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
    Synonym(s): calm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, still
    Antonym(s): agitate, charge, charge up, commove, excite, rouse, turn on
  2. cause to be quiet or not talk; "Please silence the children in the church!"
    Synonym(s): hush, quieten, silence, still, shut up, hush up
    Antonym(s): louden
  3. lessen the intensity of or calm; "The news eased my conscience"; "still the fears"
    Synonym(s): still, allay, relieve, ease
  4. make motionless
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Wine \Wine\, n. [OE. win, AS. win, fr. L. vinum (cf. Icel.
      v[c6]n; all from the Latin); akin to Gr. o'i^nos, [?], and E.
      withy. Cf. {Vine}, {Vineyard}, {Vinous}, {Withy}.]
      1. The expressed juice of grapes, esp. when fermented; a
            beverage or liquor prepared from grapes by squeezing out
            their juice, and (usually) allowing it to ferment. [bd]Red
            wine of Gascoigne.[b8] --Piers Plowman.
                     Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging, and
                     whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. --Prov.
                                                                              xx. 1.
                     Bacchus, that first from out the purple grape
                     Crushed the sweet poison of misused wine. --Milton.
      Note: Wine is essentially a dilute solution of ethyl alcohol,
               containing also certain small quantities of ethers and
               ethereal salts which give character and bouquet.
               According to their color, strength, taste, etc., wines
               are called {red}, {white}, {spirituous}, {dry},
               {light}, {still}, etc.
      2. A liquor or beverage prepared from the juice of any fruit
            or plant by a process similar to that for grape wine; as,
            currant wine; gooseberry wine; palm wine.
      3. The effect of drinking wine in excess; intoxication.
                     Noah awoke from his wine.                  --Gen. ix. 24.
      {Birch wine}, {Cape wine}, etc. See under {Birch}, {Cape},
      {Spirit of wine}. See under {Spirit}.
      {To have drunk wine of ape} [or] {wine ape}, to be so drunk
            as to be foolish. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
      {Wine acid}. (Chem.) See {Tartaric acid}, under {Tartaric}.
      {Wine apple} (Bot.), a large red apple, with firm flesh and a
            rich, vinous flavor.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Still \Still\, a. [Compar. {Stiller}; superl. {Stillest}.] [OE.
      stille, AS. stille; akin to D. stil, OS. & OHG. stilli, G.
      still, Dan. stille, Sw. stilla, and to E. stall; from the
      idea of coming to a stand, or halt. Cf. {Still}, adv.]
      1. Motionless; at rest; quiet; as, to stand still; to lie or
            sit still. [bd]Still as any stone.[b8] --Chaucer.
      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. [bd]When all the woods
            are still.[b8] --Milton.
      4. Comparatively quiet or silent; soft; gentle; low. [bd]A
            still small voice.[b8] --1 Kings xix. 12.
      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;

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Still \Still\, n. [Cf. OE. stillatorie. See {Still}, v., to
      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
      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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Still \Still\, n. [Cf. G. stille.]
      1. Freedom from noise; calm; silence; as, the still of
            midnight. [Poetic]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Still \Still\, adv. [AS. stille quietly. See {Still}, a. The
      modern senses come from the idea of stopping and staying
      still, or motionless.]
      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.
      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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Still \Still\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stilled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Stilling}.] [AS. stillan, from stille still, quiet, firm.
      See {Still}, a.]
      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.
      3. To appease; to calm; to quiet, as tumult, agitation, or
            excitement; as, to still the passions. --Shak.
                     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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Still \Still\, v. t. [Abbreviated fr. distill.]
      1. To cause to fall by drops.
      2. To expel spirit from by heat, or to evaporate and condense
            in a refrigeratory; to distill. --Tusser.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Still \Still\, v. i. [L. stillare. Cf. {Distill}.]
      To drop, or flow in drops; to distill. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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