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. ``Still as any stone.'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. Uttering no sound; silent; as, the audience is still; the animals are still. [1913 Webster]

The sea that roared at thy command, At thy command was still. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

3. Not disturbed by noise or agitation; quiet; calm; as, a still evening; a still atmosphere. ``When all the woods are still.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

4. Comparatively quiet or silent; soft; gentle; low. ``A still small voice.'' --1 Kings xix. 12. [1913 Webster]

5. Constant; continual. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

By still practice learn to know thy meaning. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

6. Not effervescing; not sparkling; as, still wines. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Quiet; calm; noiseless; serene; motionless; inert; stagnant. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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