Definition of still
What does the word still mean?
part of speech: noun, transitive verb
Distilling-apparatus, esp. for making spirituous liquors, consisting essentially of a boiler& a condensing chamber, the vapour from the former passing into a spiral tube or worm surrounded by cold water or other refrigerating matter that fills the latter& issuing in drops as it condenses; s.-room, room for distilling, housekeeper\'s store-room in large house. (Vb) distil (poet.); make (spirit) in s. [Latin]
part of speech: adjective
Without or almost without motion or sound or both (stand, sit, lie, keep, s., motionless; a s. lake, unruffled; s. WATER s run deep; s. as the grave; a s. evening; how s. everything is!; in s. meditation; s. small voice, that of conscience, w. ref. to 1 Kings xix. 12; all sounds are s., hushed; s. life in painting, representation of inanimate things such as fruit& furniture; s. hock &c., not sparkling; s. birth, delivery of dead child, so s.-born); s.-fish v.i., fish from anchored boat; hence stilly adv. (rare), stillness n. (N.) deep silence (in the s. of night). (Vb) quiet, calm, appease, assuage, silence; (rare) grow calm (when the tempest stills). (Adv.) constantly, habitually, (archaic); then or now or for the future as before, even to this or that past or present or future time; nevertheless, for all that, on the other hand, all the same; (with comparat.) even, yet. [old English]