still
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English stille, from Old English; akin to Old High German stilli still and perhaps to Old English steall stall — more at stall Date: before 12th century 1. a. devoid of or abstaining from motion b. archaic sedentary c. not effervescent <
still wine
>
d. (1) of, relating to, or being a static photograph as contrasted with a motion picture (2) designed for taking still photographs <
a still camera
>
(3) engaged in taking still photographs <
a still photographer
>
2. a. uttering no sound ; quiet b. subdued, muted 3. a. calm, tranquil b. free from noise or turbulence • stillness noun II. verb Date: before 12th century intransitive verb to become motionless or silent ; quiet transitive verb 1. a. allay, calm <
stilled their nerves
>
b. to put an end to ; settle 2. to arrest the motion of 3. silence III. adverb Date: before 12th century 1. without motion <
sit still
>
2. archaic a. always, continually b. in a progressive manner ; increasingly 3. — used as a function word to indicate the continuance of an action or condition <
still lives there
>
<
drink it while it's still hot
>
4. in spite of that ; nevertheless <
those who take the greatest care still make mistakes
>
5. a. even 2c <
a still more difficult problem
>
<
heavier still
>
b. yet 1a <
has still to be recognized
>
IV. noun Date: 13th century 1. quiet, silence 2. a static photograph; specifically a photograph of actors or scenes of a motion picture for publicity or documentary purposes V. verb Etymology: Middle English stillen, short for distillen to distill Date: 13th century distill VI. noun Date: 1533 1. distillery 2. apparatus used in distillation comprising either the chamber in which the vaporization is carried out or the entire equipment

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