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Definition of Still
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.
StillStill Still, v. i. [L. stillare. Cf. Distill.]
To drop, or flow in drops; to distill. [Obs.] --Spenser. StillStill 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
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
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
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. StillStill 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
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. StillStill 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.
Still Still, n. [Cf. G. stille.]
1. Freedom from noise; calm; silence; as, the still of
StillStill 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. ``Still as any stone.' --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. ``When all the woods
are still.' --Milton.
4. Comparatively quiet or silent; soft; gentle; low. ``A
still small voice.' --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
Syn: Quiet; calm; noiseless; serene; motionless; inert;
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