still


still
still
still1 [stil]
adj.
[ME < OE stille, akin to Ger still < IE * stelnu- < base * stel-, to place, set up, standing, immobile > STALK1, STALL1, L locus, place, Gr stēlē, a post]
1. without sound; quiet; silent
2. hushed, soft, or low in sound
3. not moving; stationary; at rest; motionless: following stand, sit, lie, etc., sometimes regarded as an adverb
4. characterized by little or no commotion or agitation; tranquil; calm; serene [the still water of the lake]
5. not effervescent or bubbling: said of wine
6. Film designating or of a single posed photograph or a photograph made from a single frame of a filmed sequence or scene, for use as in publicity
n.
1. silence; quiet [in the still of the night]
2. Film a still photograph
adv.
1. at or up to the time indicated, whether past, present, or future
2. even; yet: used as an intensifier with a comparative form, etc. [cold yesterday, but still colder today]
3. nevertheless; even then [rich but still unhappy ]; often used as a conjunctive adverb [he failed; still, he never stopped trying ]
4. Archaic ever; constantly
vt.
to make still; quiet; specif.,
a) to make silent
b) to make motionless
c) to calm; relieve
vi.
to become still
——————
still and all
Informal nevertheless
stillness
n.
still2 [stil]
n.
[< obs. still, to distill < L stillare, to drop, drip, trickle < stilla, a drop < * stir(a)la, dim. of stiria, a drop: see STONE]
1. an apparatus used for distilling liquids, esp. alcoholic liquors
2. DISTILLERY
vt., vi.
1. to distill
2. Dial. to distill (alcoholic liquor) illegally

English World dictionary. . 2014.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • STILL — GmbH Год основания 1920 год Ключевые фигуры Dr. Rolf Karg (председательствующий), Bert Jan Knoef, Dr. Lorenz Zwingmann Тип общество с ограниченной ответств …   Википедия

  • STILL — GmbH Unternehmensform Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung Unternehmenssitz …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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. [1913 Webster] It hath been …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Still — steht für Ortsnamen: die Gemeinde Still im Elsass, siehe Still (Bas Rhin) die Katastralgemeinde Still (Gemeinde Hofkirchen), Oberösterreich den Familiennamen folgender Personen: Andrew Taylor Still, (1828–1917), Begründer der Osteopathie Clyfford …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Still D.R.E. — «Still D.R.E.» Sencillo de Dr. Dre con Snoop Dogg del álbum 2001 Lado B Xxplosive Formato CD5, 12 Grabación 1997 Género(s) …   Wikipedia Español

  • Still D.R.E. — «Still D.R.E.» Сингл Dr. Dre из альбома 2001 (альбом) …   Википедия

  • Still — adj Still, stilly, quiet, silent, noiseless can all mean making no stir or noise. Still applies to what is motionless or at rest, often with the further implication of hush or absence of sound; sometimes one implication is stressed, sometimes the …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Still — Still, er, este, oder auch Stille, mit dem e euphonico, er, ste, adj. et adv. ein Wort, welches eine Abwesenheit sowohl der Bewegung, als des Lautes, des Geräusches bezeichnet. 1. Eigentlich. (1) In Absicht auf die Bewegung, keine Bewegung habend …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart


We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.