Stock-still Stock"-still`, a. [CF. G. stock-still.] Still as a stock, or fixed post; perfectly still. [1913 Webster]

His whole work stands stock-still. --Sterne. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • stock-still — adv not moving at all ▪ Oscar stood stock still and listened …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stock-still — [stäk′stil′] adj. as still as a stock, or log; perfectly motionless …   English World dictionary

  • stock-still — stock′ still′ adj. completely still; motionless • Etymology: 1425–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • stock-still — ► ADVERB ▪ without any movement; completely still …   English terms dictionary

  • stock-still — adverb OLD FASHIONED not making any movements …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stock-still — I adjective absolutely still frozen with horror they stood rooted in astonishment • Syn: ↑frozen, ↑rooted • Similar to: ↑nonmoving, ↑unmoving …   Useful english dictionary

  • stock-still — ADJ: ADJ after v If someone stands or sits stock still, they do not move at all. The lieutenant stopped and stood stock still …   English dictionary

  • stock-still — adjective Date: 15th century very still ; motionless < stood stock still > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stock-still — adjective two stock still deer were not more than twenty feet away from us Syn: motionless, completely still, unmoving, not moving a muscle, immobile, like a statue/stone, rooted to the spot, transfixed, paralyzed, petrified, static, stationary… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • stock-still — adverb not moving at all: Oscar stood stock still and listened …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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