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1. still [ r ] with reference to action or condition; without change, interruption, or cessation
Examples: "it's still warm outside" "will you still love me when we're old and grey?"

Used in print:

(Musical America, LXXXI:5...)

Prokofieff 's Classical_Symphony was hailed as an ingenious work from a naturally gifted and well trained musician still in his twenties .

(Bern Dibner, "Oerstad and the Discovery of Electro...)

The sequence of events leading to his important discovery still remains ambiguous but it seems that one of the advanced students at the university related that the first direct event that led to the publication of Oersted 's discovery occurred during a private lecture made before a group of other advanced students in the spring of 1820 .

(John R. Sargent, "Where To Aim Your Planning for Bigger...)

How can you cash_in_on this fast-growing type of outlet and still maintain relationships with older existing outlets which are still important ?

How can you cash_in_on this fast-growing type of outlet and still maintain relationships with older existing outlets which are still important ?

Salesmanship is still necessary , but it 's a different brand of salesmanship .

Synonyms still Related Terms no_longer

2. still [ r ] despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession)
Examples: "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"

Used in print:

(Rocky Mountains News, [Denver, Colorado],...)

With Mickey_Mantle and Yogi_Berra both out_of_action due_to injuries , the American_League champs still mounted a 15 - hit attack against a parade of eight Cincinnati pitchers , the most ever used by one team in a series game .

(Chicago Daily Tribune...)

Shorter booking , but still a booking .

(The Christian Science Monitor,...)

Still , the network 's willingness to experiment in this musical field is to be commended , and future essays happily anticipated .

(The Providence Journal...)

Still , his finale is put_together with taste and a most sensitive projection of that pale sustenance , despair .

(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)

Modern man , as Dietrich_Bonhoeffer has told us , has `` come_of_age '' ; and though this process by_no_means represents an unambiguous gain and is , in_fact , marked by the estrangement from the depths that seems to be the cost of human maturation , it is still a positive step forward ; and those of us who so richly benefit from it should be the last to despise it .

Synonyms however still nevertheless even_so nonetheless notwithstanding withal all_the_same yet

3. still [ r ] to a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons
Examples: "looked sick and felt even worse" "an even (or still) more interesting problem" "still another problem must be solved" "a yet sadder tale"

Used in print:

(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)

Such efforts almost always find themselves compelled to ask whether Adam was created capable of growing old and_then older and_then still older , in_short , whether Adam 's life was intended to be part of the process of time .

(Mr. America, 4:6...)

And they could n't have entrusted Henri to better hands because `` le_professeur '' knows his muscles from the sterno-cleido_mastoideus of the neck right down to the tibialis_anticus of the leg - and better still , he knows just what exercises work best for them and what Weider principles to combine them with for fast , fast muscle growth .

Rarer still is a Mr._America or Mr._Universe of true Herculean build .

(High Fidelity, 11:10...)

But having lived with the disc for some time now , I find the performance less exciting than either Schnabel 's or Fleisher 's ( whose superb performance with the Budapest_Quartet has still to be recorded ) and a good_deal less filled with humor than Curzon 's .

(B. J. D. Meeuse, The Story of Pollination....)

Worse still , in a number of cases it has been claimed that the Psithyrus female kills_off the Bombus queen .

Synonyms still yet even

4. still [ a ] not in physical motion
Examples: "the inertia of an object at rest"

Used in print:

(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)

The `` moving '' picture of the train or the wave coming at the audience is , to_be_sure , more intense than a still picture of the same subject , but the difference is really one of degree ; the cinematic element of time is merely used to increase the realism of an object which would still be reasonably realistic in a still photo .

The `` moving '' picture of the train or the wave coming at the audience is , to_be_sure , more intense than a still picture of the same subject , but the difference is really one of degree ; the cinematic element of time is merely used to increase the realism of an object which would still be reasonably realistic in a still photo .

(Christopher Davis, First Family....)

Mr._McKinley , for all his sprawling and his easy familiarity , was completely alert to his son , eyes always on the still face , jumping to anticipate Scotty_'s desires .

(Glayds H. Barr, The Master of Geneva....)

He stood very still , his heart thumping wildly .

(Ann Hebson, The Lattimer Legend....)

Beth was very still and her breath came in small jerking gasps .

Synonyms still motionless static at_rest inactive Related Terms nonmoving

5. still [ r ] without moving or making a sound
Examples: "he sat still as a statue" "time stood still" "they waited stock-still outside the door" "he couldn't hold still any longer"

Used in print:

(Kenneth Allsop, The Bootleggers and Their Era...)

At_last , even the controlled Torrio was unable to hold still , and he tentatively suggested that O_'_Banion should take a percentage in the Stickney brothels in_return for one from his Cicero beer concession .

Synonyms still stock-still Related Terms at_rest at_rest

6. still [ a ] marked by absence of sound
Examples: "a silent house" "soundless footsteps on the grass" "the night was still"

Used in print:

(J. H. Hexter, "Thomas More: On the Margins...)

In a properly ordered society the massive force of public_law performs the function which in natural_law theory ineptly is left altogether to a small_voice so often still .

(Ann Hebson, The Lattimer Legend....)

He helped Kate and Juanita enlarge the flower_garden in the side_yard , where they sometimes sat in the still evenings watching the last fat bees working against the summer 's purple dusk .

(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)

At_the_same_time another child - this one of Shelley 's brain - was given to the world : Alastor , a poem of pervading beauty in which the reader may gaze into the still depths of a fine mind 's musings .

(E. Lucas Myers, "The Vindication of Dr. Nestor,"...)

The doctor stood about , waiting for Alex to dress , with a show of impatience , and soon they were moving , as quietly as could be , through the still dark hallways , past the bedroom of the patronne , and so into the street .

(Marvin Schiller, "The Sheep's in the Meadow,"...)

Hatless , in an overcoat of rough blue wool , I was given a proud farewell by my mother and father , and I set_out into the strangely still streets of Brooklyn .

Synonyms silent still soundless Related Terms quiet

7. still [ a ] free from disturbance
Examples: "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"

Used in print:

(Louis Zara, Dark Rider....)

Probably , as in Scriptures , a still , small voice would whisper .

Synonyms still placid quiet tranquil unruffled Related Terms calm

8. still [ a ] 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
Examples: "a still photograph" "Cezanne's still life of apples"

Used in print:

(The Christian Science Monitor,...)

Similarly , in presenting still photographs of early jazz_groups , the program allowed no time for a close perusal .

(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)

The film consists_of a series of still , transparent photographs , or `` frames '' , 35 - mm. - wide .

Synonyms still Related Terms moving

9. still [ n ] a static photograph (especially one taken from a movie and used for advertising purposes)
Examples: "he wanted some stills for a magazine ad"

Used in print:

(Richard S. Prather, "The Bawdy Beautiful," Cavalier...)

He wanted a_few stills for magazine ads , he said .

(Jay Williams, The Forger....)

In_the_end , I did the same old picture , the naked girl and the guy in the doorway , only I put a Lord_Byron shirt on the guy , gave him a sword instead of a pistol , and painted in furniture from the stills of a costume movie .

Synonyms still Related Terms photograph

10. still [ v ] cause to be quiet or not talk
Examples: "Please silence the children in the church!"

Used in print:

(The New York Times,...)

Recent statements by well-known scientists regarding the destructive power of the newest nuclear bombs and the deadly fall-outs should be sufficient to still the voices of those who advocate nuclear warfare instead of negotiations .

Synonyms silence still hush shut_up hush_up quieten Related Terms louden suppress dampen lull gag shush shout_down whitewash hush silence silence muteness hush silencer hush

11. still [ v ] make calm or still
Examples: "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"

Used in print:

(T. C. McClary, "The Flooded Desert," Argosy,...)

He moved back to the wheel and stood there blowing , grasping the top of a spoke to still the trembling of his played-out limbs .

Synonyms calm quiet still tranquillise tranquillize tranquilize lull quieten calm_down Related Terms agitate comfort reassure pacify lull compose hush repose

12. still [ a ] free from noticeable current
Examples: "a still pond" "still waters run deep"

Synonyms still Related Terms standing

13. still [ n ] (poetic) tranquil silence
Examples: "the still of the night"

Synonyms stillness hush still Related Terms silence poetry calm hush hush

14. Still [ n ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 2763

Synonyms Still

15. still [ n ] 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

Synonyms still Related Terms apparatus Coffey_still retort condenser

16. still [ a ] not sparkling
Examples: "a still wine" "still mineral water"

Synonyms noneffervescent still Related Terms sparkling

17. still [ v ] make motionless

Synonyms still Related Terms change

18. still [ c ] conjunction, adverb used as a conjunction

Synonyms however nevertheless yet still but

19. still [ v ] lessen the intensity of or calm
Examples: "The news eased my conscience" "still the fears"

Synonyms relieve ease allay still Related Terms comfort abreact relief hush allayer

20. still [ n ] a plant and works where alcoholic drinks are made by distillation

Synonyms still distillery Related Terms plant brewery winery Coffey_still distill

Rhymes with

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