(1)   (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves
"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"
(2)   Free from noticeable current
"A still pond"
"Still waters run deep"
(3)   Not in physical motion
"The inertia of an object at rest"
(4)   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"
(5)   Marked by absence of sound
"A silent house"
"Soundless footsteps on the grass"
"The night was still"
(6)   Not sparkling
"A still wine"
"Still mineral water"


(7)   To a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons
"Looked sick and felt even worse"
"An even (or still) more interesting problem"
"Still another problem must be solved"
"A yet sadder tale"
(8)   Despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession)
"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"
(9)   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?"
(10)   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"


(11)   A plant and works where alcoholic drinks are made by distillation
(12)   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
(13)   A static photograph (especially one taken from a movie and used for advertising purposes)
"He wanted some stills for a magazine ad"
(14)   (poetic) tranquil silence
"The still of the night"


(15)   Cause to be quiet or not talk
"Please silence the children in the church!"
(16)   Make motionless
(17)   Make calm or still
"Quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
(18)   Lessen the intensity of or calm
"The news eased my conscience"
"Still the fears"


  1. Not moving; calm
    Still waters run deep.
  2. Still having the stated quality

    • Related terms


      1. at the present time, as in the past.
        Is it still raining?
      2. nevertheless
        I’m not hungry, but I’ll still manage to find room for dessert.
      3. to an even greater degree. (Used to modify comparative adjectives or adverbs.)
        Tom is tall; Dick is taller; Harry is still taller.


      1. A period of calm or silence.
      2. A non-moving photograph. (The term is generally used only when it is necessary to distinguish from movies.)
      3. A resident of the Falkland Islands.


      1. a device for distilling liquids.
      2. a large water boiler used to make tea and coffee.
      3. the area in a restaurant used to make tea and coffee separate from main kitchen.


      1. to calm down, to quiet
        Still that animal before it hurts someone.