still

Definitions

  • the Obelisk of Ûsirtasen I., Still Standing In The Plain of Heliopolis
    the Obelisk of Ûsirtasen I., Still Standing In The Plain of Heliopolis
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj still (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"
    • adj still free from noticeable current "a still pond","still waters run deep"
    • adj still not in physical motion "the inertia of an object at rest"
    • adj still 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"
    • adj still marked by absence of sound "a silent house","soundless footsteps on the grass","the night was still"
    • adj still not sparkling "a still wine","still mineral water"
    • adv still 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"
    • adv still 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"
    • adv still 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?"
    • adv still 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"
    • v still cause to be quiet or not talk "Please silence the children in the church!"
    • v still make motionless
    • v still make calm or still "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
    • v still lessen the intensity of or calm "The news eased my conscience","still the fears"
    • n still a plant and works where alcoholic drinks are made by distillation
    • n still 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 still a static photograph (especially one taken from a movie and used for advertising purposes) "he wanted some stills for a magazine ad"
    • n still (poetic) tranquil silence "the still of the night"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Spiders usually have eight eyes, but still they cannot see that well
    • Still A house where liquors are distilled; a distillery.
    • Still A steep hill or ascent.
    • Still A vessel, boiler, or copper used in the distillation of liquids; specifically, one used for the distillation of alcoholic liquors; a retort. The name is sometimes applied to the whole apparatus used in in vaporization and condensation.
    • Still After that; after what is stated. "In the primitive church, such as by fear being compelled to sacrifice to strange gods, after repented, and kept still the office of preaching the gospel.""And like the watchful minutes to the hour, Still and anon cheered up the heavy time."
    • Still Comparatively quiet or silent; soft; gentle; low. "A still small voice."
    • Still Constant; continual. "By still practice learn to know thy meaning."
    • Still Freedom from noise; calm; silence; as, the still of midnight.
    • Still In an increasing or additional degree; even more; -- much used with comparatives. "The guilt being great, the fear doth still exceed."
    • Still In continuation by successive or repeated acts; always; ever; constantly; uniformly. "The desire of fame betrays an ambitious man into indecencies that lessen his reputation; he is still afraid lest any of his actions should be thrown away in private.""Chemists would be rich if they could still do in great quantities what they have sometimes done in little."
    • Still In the future as now and before. "Hourly joys be still upon you!"
    • Still Motionless; at rest; quiet; as, to stand still; to lie or sit still . "Still as any stone."
    • Still Not disturbed by noise or agitation; quiet; calm; as, a still evening; a still atmosphere. "When all the woods are still ."
    • Still Not effervescing; not sparkling; as, still wines.
    • Still Notwithstanding what has been said or done; in spite of what has occured; nevertheless; -- sometimes used as a conjunction. See Synonym of But. "As sunshine, broken in the rill,
      Though turned astray, is sunshine still ."
    • Still To appease; to calm; to quiet, as tumult, agitation, or excitement; as, to still the passions. "Toil that would, at least, have stilled an unquiet impulse in me."
    • Still To cause to fall by drops.
    • v. i Still To drop, or flow in drops; to distill.
    • Still To expel spirit from by heat, or to evaporate and condense in a refrigeratory; to distill.
    • Still To stop, as motion or agitation; to cause to become quiet, or comparatively quiet; to check the agitation of; as, to still the raging sea. "He having a full sway over the water, had power to still and compose it, as well as to move and disturb it."
    • Still To stop, as noise; to silence. "With his name the mothers still their babies."
    • Still To this time; until and during the time now present; now no less than before; yet. "It hath been anciently reported, and is still received."
    • Still Uttering no sound; silent; as, the audience is still; the animals are still . "The sea that roared at thy command,
      At thy command was still ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: If the entire population of the world were moved to Texas, it would still be less densely populated than New York City.
    • still Remaining in place; remaining at rest; motionless; quiet: as, to stand, sit, or lie still.
    • still Calm; tranquil; peaceful; undisturbed or unruffled: as, still waters run deep; a still night.
    • still Silent; quiet; calm; noiseless; hushed.
    • still Soft; low; subdued: as, a still small voice.
    • still Not sparkling or effervescing: said of wine, mineral water, and other beverages: contrasted with sparkling; by extension, having but little effervescence. Thus, still champagne is not the non-effervescent natural wine, but champagne which is only moderately sparkling.
    • still Continual; constant.
    • n still Calm; silence; freedom from noise.
    • n still A still alarm.
    • still To make still; cause to be at rest; render calm, quiet, unruffled, or undisturbed; check or restrain; make peaceful or tranquil; quiet.
    • still To calm; appease; quiet or allay, as commotion, tumult, agitation, or excitement.
    • still To silence; quiet.
    • still Synonyms and To lull, pacify, tranquilize, smooth.
    • still To hush.
    • still To become calm or tranquil; grow quiet; be still.
    • still Quietly; silently; softly; peacefully.
    • still Constantly; continually; habitually; always; ever.
    • still Now as in the past; till now; to this time; now as then or as before; yet: as, he is still here.
    • still In an increased or increasing degree; beyond this (or that); even yet; in excess: used with comparatives or to form a comparative: as, still greater things were expected; still more numerous.
    • still For all that; all the same; nevertheless; notwithstanding this (or that).
    • still See loud.
    • still To drop; fall in drops. See distil.
    • still To drop, or cause to fall in drops.
    • still To expel, as spirit from liquor, by heat and condense in a refrigerator; distil. See distil.
    • n still An apparatus for separating, by means of heat, volatile matters from substances containing them, and recondensing them into the liquid form. It assumes many forms, according to the purposes for which it is used; but it consists essentially of two parts, a vessel in which the substance to be distilled is heated, and one in which the vapor is cooled and condensed. The most important use of stills is for the distillation of spirituous liquors. See distillation, and cut uuder petroleum-still.
    • n still A house or works in which liquors are distilled; a distillery.
    • n still In bleaching, a rectangular vessel made of slabs of freestone or flagstone with rabbeted and stemmed joints held together by long bolts, and provided with a steam-chamber below, and with a manhole for introducing the materials for making chlorid of manganese solution, called still-liquor.
    • n still The wrought-iron still in which either coal-tar or wood-tar is in the crude state submitted to fractional distillation in order to separate the various useful products obtainable.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Mount Everest is a foot higher today than it was a century ago, and it's believed to still be growing.
    • adj Still stil silent: motionless: calm, subdued: not sparkling or effervescing: constant
    • v.t Still to quiet: to silence: to appease: to restrain
    • adv Still always, constantly: nevertheless, for all that: even yet: after that
    • n Still calm
    • adv Still silently: gently
    • v.t Still stil to cause to fall by drops: to distil
    • n Still an apparatus for distillation, consisting essentially of a vessel in which the liquid to be distilled is placed, the vapour being conducted by means of a head or neck to the condenser or worm, where it is cooled by water or other means, and again forms liquid
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Quotations

  • Emily Prager
    Emily Prager
    “Beauty is the still birth of suffering, every woman knows that.”
  • Jean De La Fontaine
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    “Still people are dangerous.”
  • George Eliot
    George%20Eliot
    “Our deeds still travel with us from afar, and what we have been makes us what we are.”
  • John Adams
    John%20Adams
    “Thomas Jefferson -- still surv”
  • Mark Mccormack
    Mark Mccormack
    “All things being equal, people will do business with a friend; all things being unequal, people will still do business with a friend.”
  • Abigail Van Buren
    Abigail Van Buren
    “True, a little learning is a dangerous thing, but it still beats total ignorance.”

Idioms

A still tongue keeps a wise head - Wise people don't talk much.
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Still in the game - If someone is still in the game, they may be having troubles competing, but they are not yet finished and may come back.
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Still waters run deep - People use this idiom to imply that people who are quiet and don't try to attract attention are often more interesting than people who do try to get attention.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. stille, AS. stille,; akin to D. stil, OS. & OHG. stilli, G. still, Dan. stille, Sw. stilla, and to E. stall,; from the idea of coming to a stand, or halt. Cf. Still (adv.)

Usage

In literature:

Still he was a general favourite.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
But though her voice had recovered all its energy, her attitude, her look was still tenderness, still yearning itself.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
What is still causing it; for still they come!
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
Eleanore still made the bouquets, and still received the fancy price for them from the unknown purchaser.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
Lie still, bogh, lie still!
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
Still no grass to be seen, still the bushes bare of their leaves, and barked!
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Still, you see, our folks back yonder aren't quite the same as you.
"Masters of the Wheat-Lands" by Harold Bindloss
But she still clutched the cards, still fixed her eyes on Miss Ruff, and still bobbed her head.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
The young woman in the dock still gazed about her vacantly.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
Maria's shoulders shook her veil a little, but she still looked at the floor.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
The boy's sympathies were with him, but still he hesitated.
"The Hero of Garside School" by J. Harwood Panting
It was night, and quite still in the great town.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
The light was still dim, the world now all in black and dark grey, and one sickly star still lingered overhead.
"Tales of Space and Time" by Herbert George Wells
A considerable time passed, and still the squatter vouchsafed no answer.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
The great chiefs were still living, and still in the full vigor of their genius.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The memory of that past still remained, and its results were still before him.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
The official grasped it, pulling Daoud's head closer still.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
The President's health is still precarious, and he is still threatened with the loss of his remaining eye.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
Yet Reginald still thinks Lady Susan the best of mothers, and still condemns Frederica as a worthless girl!
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
His entire nature, delicate body and still more delicate soul, shrank from the ordeal.
"Cudjo's Cave" by J. T. Trowbridge
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In poetry:

"Though nature heaves these parting groans,
Without complaint I die;
Yet one dear care my heart still owns,
Still feels one tender tie.
"Edwin and Eltruda, a Legendary Tale" by Helen Maria Williams
There still dwell the looks that vanish
Swift as brightness of a dream;
Time in vain earth's smiles may banish,
There undying still they beam.
"Memory" by Jones Very
They do not know what time we turn to fill
Love's empty chalice with a cheaper bliss;
They could not be so still — so very still
In knowing this.
"The Unknowing" by Theodosia Garrison
Follow still, since so thy fates ordainèd!
The sun must have his shade,
Till both at once do fade,
The sun still proud, the shadow still disdained.
"Devotion" by Thomas Campion
That day, can it fade?... ah, bob, bob-white,
Still calling--calling still?
We're coming--a-coming, bent and weighed,
But glad with the old love's thrill!
"Call To Your Mate, Bob-White" by Cale Young Rice
That tree still clasps the kindly mould,
Its leaves still drink the twilight dew,
And weaving its pale green with gold,
Still shines the sunlight through.
"My Thanks," by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

There's no panic, they still have a 2-1 advantage, and the pressure is still on Arizona.
With unemployment still over 9 percent in Mendocino County, some employers are saying they are still having trouble filling the jobs they have available.
At 9-4 and currently in first place in the AFC North, the Ravens still changed offensive coordinators earlier this week and still believe they can be better for it.
The site is still for sale as buyers are still being sought.
I am still - don't know the percentage - still pretty blind .
Austin's ex from when he was 18yo, sent this picture of a pair of his boxers , she still has And she still wears them Creepy or not.
"As of now I'm still in the process of meeting with different companies in boxing , I still haven't spoken to everyone yet," he said.
"I'm still glad I did it because it still could have been actual bullying ," said Kamryn.
Brown still has three years on his deal (including the current season), so while he won't be coaching the Lakers, he will still be compensated.
Money is still tight, but I'll still donate.
Paula's still random, Simon's still snarky, fans will still tune in.
Xbox Live stands as the oldest online game service for consoles still running, and it's still top-notch.
Still, she thinks she still has somewhere in the neighborhood of 2000 discs.
A day later and elections officials are still counting votes in Florida, the last state that is still undecided.
BLUEFIELD — Illnesses with flu-like symptoms are still lurking in both Southwest Virginia and southern West Virginia, so health care officials are still urging residents to get vaccinated against influenza.
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In science:

The spectral density for larger eigenvalues (but still well below a typical hadronic mass scale) also follows from the same low-energy effective partition function.
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
Suppose still that Γ is a connected Coxeter graph of small type i.e: ms,t ∈ {2, 3} for distinct s, t ∈ S .
The solution to a conjecture of Tits on the subgroup generated by the squares of the generators of an Artin group
However, there are still some open problems.
Solvable model of a polymer in random media with long ranged disorder correlations
In fact, free entropy theory is still far from being complete and the understanding of these ob jects is still too narrow to be applied to its full extent.
Large deviations and stochastic calculus for large random matrices
We shall still write µd for the product measure on ¯A(K ) × kn K × Zr , formed by taking the product of the above µd with the counting measure, and we finally still denote by µd its restriction to A, similarly as in section 8.
Constructible exponential functions, motivic Fourier transform and transfer principle
Middle: as above, but with a much stronger noise. R2 is still 16 at Ω =1, which is still maximum.
On a Possible Indicator of Homogeneity of the Universe
G-actions by replacing EG by an appropriate E (G, F ), we have to think about whether G\S is still a stratifold and still in C .
Equivariant stratifold homology theories
The remaining backtracks still cover the same points in A, so the sum of their spans is still larger than ∆k/2.
Coincidence of Lyapunov exponents for random walks in weak random potentials
By such adjustment, n(ω ) is still measurable and it satisfies n(ω ) ≥ n(θω ) and ϕk (ω , N (ω ) ∩ L(ω )) ⊂ L′ (θk ω ) for some k < n(ω ), and we still denote it by n = n(ω ).
Conley index for random dynamical systems
However, to the best of our knowledge, the theory of non-colliding random processes still consists of a list of explicit, instructive and important examples, but the general picture is still lacking.
Ordered random walks
We said in Remark 4.5(b) that Kuranishi homology KH∗ (Y ; R) would still work, and Theorem 4.9 would still hold, if relation Definition 4.3(iv) were omitted in the definition of K C∗ (Y ; R), that is, if we replaced K C∗ (Y ; R) by gK C ∗ (Y ; R) in the notation of Step 1 above.
Kuranishi homology and Kuranishi cohomology
This represents still an open issue, whose implications for a realistic modelling of the ICM physics are still to be understood.
Thermodynamical properties of the ICM from hydrodynamical simulations
This is a consequence of the fact that even though for τ > τ ∗ the two qubits are on average not entangled any more there are still exponentially rare instances (product initial states) for which there is still some entanglement present.
Initial-state randomness as a universal source of decoherence
However, one still can say that at time n the particle is “typically” at distance roughly nκ from the origin, since the weaker result limn→∞ ln Xn/ ln n = κ, P-a.s., is still valid1.
On slowdown and speedup of transient random walks in random environment
Many of our program stars still contain residual hydrogen, and some are even expected to be still in the CHB phase.
A Spectroscopic Survey of WNL Stars in the LMC: General Properties and Binary Status
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