still :

Search Words
You can search or browse for words



  • n  a static photograph (especially one taken from a movie and used for advertising purposes)
    he wanted some stills for a magazine ad
  • n  (poetic) tranquil silence
    the still of the night
  • n  an apparatus used for the distillation of liquids; consists of a vessel in which a substance is vaporized by heat and a condenser where the vapor is condensed
  • n  a plant and works where alcoholic drinks are made by distillation
  • v  make calm or still
  • v  cause to be quiet or not talk
  • v  lessen the intensity of or calm
    still the fears
  • v  make motionless
  • s  not in physical motion
  • s  marked by absence of sound
    the night was still
  • s  (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves
    scarcely a ripple on the still water
  • a  used of pictures; of a single or static photograph not presented so as to create the illusion of motion; or representing objects not capable of motion
    a still photograph
    Cezanne's still life of apples
  • a  not sparkling
    a still wine
    still mineral water
  • s  free from noticeable current
    a still pond
    still waters run deep
  • r  with reference to action or condition; without change, interruption, or cessation
    it's still warm outside
    will you still love me when we're old and grey?
  • r  despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession)
    granted that it is dangerous, all the same I still want to go
  • r  to a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons
    an even (or still) more interesting problem
    still another problem must be solved
  • r  without moving or making a sound
    he sat still as a statue
    time stood still
    they waited stock-still outside the door
    he couldn't hold still any longer

  • Without proof of his death, the Army presumes he is still alive.
  • A lean-to garage in Ravenscourt Park, an unassuming residential suburb in London's west, seems an unlikely setting for a copper still, but it's perfect for the artisanal barley .
  • Some academic skeptics make a practical objection: The majority of kids who make a virginity pledge, they argue, will still have sex before marriage but are less likely than other .
News & Articles


  • Tyler Farrar in The Associated Press
    I'm still not 100 percent,Farrar said in French on French television. "Maybe I'm stupid not to stop after the break, but today I was feeling better."
  • John McCain in FOXNews
    I think those statements are wildly inaccurate, and there's no excuse for them,McCain said on ABC's "This Week." "The fact is that I think that Mr. Steele is going to have to assess as to whether he can still lead the Republican Party as...
  • Barack Obama in Los Angeles Times
    I have no interest in having a bill get passed that fails,Obama said. "And if people look and say, 'You know what? This hasn't reduced my costs. My premiums are still going up 25%, insurance companies are still jerking me around' -- I'm...

Bee Dictionary: Search, browse, look at common errors, idioms and more.