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. [1913 Webster]

He having a full sway over the water, had power to still and compose it, as well as to move and disturb it. --Woodward. [1913 Webster]

2. To stop, as noise; to silence. [1913 Webster]

With his name the mothers still their babies. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To appease; to calm; to quiet, as tumult, agitation, or excitement; as, to still the passions. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Toil that would, at least, have stilled an unquiet impulse in me. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To quiet; calm; allay; lull; pacify; appease; subdue; suppress; silence; stop; check; restrain. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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