Pronunciation: (stil), [key]
adj., -er, -est,
n., adv., conj., v.

1. remaining in place or at rest; motionless; stationary: to stand still.
2. free from sound or noise, as a place or persons; silent: to keep still about a matter.
3. subdued or low in sound; hushed: a still, small voice.
4. free from turbulence or commotion; peaceful; tranquil; calm: the still air.
5. without waves or perceptible current; not flowing, as water.
6. not effervescent or sparkling, as wine.
7. Photog.noting, pertaining to, or used for making single photographs, as opposed to a motion picture.

1. stillness or silence: the still of the night.
2. Photog.a single photographic print, as one of the frames of a motion-picture film.

1. at this or that time; as previously: Are you still here?
2. up to this or that time; as yet: A day before departure we were still lacking an itinerary.
3. in the future as in the past: Objections will still be made.
4. even; in addition; yet (used to emphasize a comparative): still more complaints; still greater riches.
5. even then; yet; nevertheless: to be rich and still crave more.
6. without sound or movement; quietly: Sit still!
7. at or to a greater distance or degree.
8. Archaic.steadily; constantly; always.

1. and yet; but yet; nevertheless: It was futile, still they fought.
2. still and all, nonetheless; even with everything considered: Even though you dislike us, still and all you should be polite.

1. to silence or hush (sounds, voices, etc.).
2. to calm, appease, or allay: to still a craving.
3. to quiet, subdue, or cause to subside (waves, winds, commotion, tumult, passion, pain, etc.).

to become still or quiet.


Pronunciation: (stil), [key]
1. a distilling apparatus, consisting of a vessel in which a liquid is heated and vaporized and a cooling device or coil for condensing the vapor.
2. a distillery.

v.t., v.i.
to distill.


Pronunciation: (stil), [key]
1. Andrew Taylor, 1828–1917, U.S. founder of osteopathy.
2. William Grant, 1895–1978, U.S. composer.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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