What is the meaning of still?


  • A static photograph (especially one taken from a movie and used for advertising purposes. )
    • usage: "he wanted some stills for a magazine ad"
  • Poetic) tranquil silence. (
    • usage: "the still of the night"
  • 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.
  • A plant and works where alcoholic drinks are made by distillation.



  • Not in physical motion.
    • usage: "the inertia of an object at rest"
  • Marked by absence of sound.
    • usage: "a silent house"; "soundless footsteps on the grass"; "the night was still"
  • Of a body of water. ( free from disturbance by heavy waves)
    • usage: "a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay"; "the quiet waters of a lagoon"; "a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky"; "a smooth channel crossing"; "scarcely a ripple on the still water"; "unruffled water"
  • 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.
    • usage: "a still photograph"; "Cezanne's still life of apples"
  • Not sparkling.
    • usage: "a still wine"; "still mineral water"
  • Free from noticeable current.
    • usage: "a still pond"; "still waters run deep"


  • With reference to action or condition; without change, interruption, or cessation.
    • usage: "it's still warm outside"; "will you still love me when we're old and grey"
  • Despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession. )
    • usage: "although I'm a little afraid, however I'd like to try it"; "while we disliked each other, nevertheless we agreed"; "he was a stern yet fair master"; "granted that it is dangerous, all the same I still want to go"
  • To a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons.
    • usage: "looked sick and felt even worse"; "an even (or still) more interesting problem"; "still another problem must be solved"; "a yet sadder tale"
  • Without moving or making a sound.
    • usage: "he sat still as a statue"; "time stood still"; "they waited stock-still outside the door"; "he couldn't hold still any longer"
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APAWordNet. (2010). still. Retrieved January 16, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/still/definitions/1184409
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