Definition of Still

a.1.Motionless; at rest; quiet; as, to stand still; to lie or sit still.
2.Uttering no sound; silent; as, the audience is still; the animals are still.
The sea that roared at thy command,
At thy command was still.
- Addison.
3.Not disturbed by noise or agitation; quiet; calm; as, a still evening; a still atmosphere.
4.Comparatively quiet or silent; soft; gentle; low.
5.Constant; continual.
By still practice learn to know thy meaning.
- Shak.
6.Not effervescing; not sparkling; as, still wines.
Still life
a - (Fine Arts) Inanimate objects
b - (Painting) The class or style of painting which represents inanimate objects, as fruit, flowers, dead game, etc.
n.1.Freedom from noise; calm; silence; as, the still of midnight.
2.A steep hill or ascent.
adv.1.To this time; until and during the time now present; now no less than before; yet.
It hath been anciently reported, and is still received.
- Bacon.
2.In the future as now and before.
Hourly joys be still upon you!
- Shak.
3.In continuation by successive or repeated acts; always; ever; constantly; uniformly.
The desire of fame betrays an ambitious man into indecencies that lessen his reputation; he is still afraid lest any of his actions should be thrown away in private.
- Addison.
Chemists would be rich if they could still do in great quantities what they have sometimes done in little.
- Boyle.
4.In an increasing or additional degree; even more; - much used with comparatives.
The guilt being great, the fear doth still exceed.
- Shak.
5.Notwithstanding what has been said or done; in spite of what has occured; nevertheless; - sometimes used as a conjunction. See Synonym of But.
As sunshine, broken in the rill,
Though turned astray, is sunshine still.
- Moore.
6.After that; after what is stated.
In the primitive church, such as by fear being compelled to sacrifice to strange gods, after repented, and kept still the office of preaching the gospel.
- Whitgift.
Still and anon
at intervals and repeatedly; continually; ever and anon; now and then.
And like the watchful minutes to the hour,
Still and anon cheered up the heavy time.
- Shak.
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Stilled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Stilling.]
He having a full sway over the water, had power to still and compose it, as well as to move and disturb it.
- Woodward.
2.To stop, as noise; to silence.
With his name the mothers still their babies.
- Shak.
3.To appease; to calm; to quiet, as tumult, agitation, or excitement; as, to still the passions.
Toil that would, at least, have stilled an unquiet impulse in me.
- Hawthorne.
n.1.A vessel, boiler, or copper used in the distillation of liquids; specifically, one used for the distillation of alcoholic liquors; a retort. The name is sometimes applied to the whole apparatus used in in vaporization and condensation.
2.A house where liquors are distilled; a distillery.
Still watcher
a device for indicating the progress of distillation by the density of the liquid given over.
- Knight.
v. t.1.To cause to fall by drops.
2.To expel spirit from by heat, or to evaporate and condense in a refrigeratory; to distill.
v. i.1.To drop, or flow in drops; to distill.

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