Pronunciation: (stil),[key] —adj.,-er, -est, —n., adv., conj., v.
—adj. 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.
—n. 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.
—adv. 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.
—conj. 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.
—v.t. 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.).
—v.i. to become still or quiet.
Pronunciation: (stil),[key] —n. 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] —n. 1. Andrew Taylor, 1828–1917, U.S. founder of osteopathy.
2. William Grant, 1895–1978, U.S. composer.