- 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 .
- 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...