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English adjective: still

1. still not in physical motion


SamplesThe inertia of an object at rest.


Synonymsinactive, motionless, static


Similarnonmoving, unmoving


Antonymsmoving

2. still marked by absence of sound


SamplesA silent house.
Soundless footsteps on the grass.
The night was still.


Synonymssilent, soundless


Similarquiet


Antonymsnoisy

3. still (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves


SamplesA 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.


Synonymsplacid, quiet, smooth, tranquil, unruffled


Similarcalm


Antonymsstormy

4. 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


SamplesA still photograph.
Cezanne's still life of apples.


Antonymsmoving

5. still not sparkling


SamplesA still wine.
Still mineral water.


Synonymsnoneffervescent


Antonymseffervescent, sparkling

6. still free from noticeable current


SamplesA still pond.
Still waters run deep.


Similarstanding


Antonymsrunning


English noun: still

1. still (artifact) a static photograph (especially one taken from a movie and used for advertising purposes)


SamplesHe wanted some stills for a magazine ad.


Broader (hypernym)exposure, photo, photograph, pic, picture

2. still (attribute) (poetic) tranquil silence


SamplesThe still of the night.


Synonymshush, stillness


Broader (hypernym)quiet, silence


Domain categorypoesy, poetry, verse

3. still (artifact) 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


Broader (hypernym)apparatus, setup


Narrower (hyponym)Coffey still


Part holonymcondenser, retort

4. still (artifact) a plant and works where alcoholic drinks are made by distillation


Synonymsdistillery


Broader (hypernym)industrial plant, plant, works


Narrower (hyponym)wine maker, winery


Part holonymCoffey still


English adverb: still

1. still with reference to action or condition; without change, interruption, or cessation


SamplesIt's still warm outside.
Will you still love me when we're old and grey?.


Antonymsno longer, no more

2. still despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession)


SamplesAlthough 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.


Synonymsall the same, even so, however, nevertheless, nonetheless, notwithstanding, withal, yet

3. still to a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons


SamplesLooked sick and felt even worse.
An even (or still) more interesting problem.
Still another problem must be solved.
A yet sadder tale.


Synonymseven, yet

4. still without moving or making a sound


SamplesHe sat still as a statue.
Time stood still.
They waited stock-still outside the door.
He couldn't hold still any longer.


Synonymsstock-still


English verb: still

1. still (emotion) make calm or still


SamplesQuiet the dragons of worry and fear.


Synonymscalm, calm down, lull, quiet, quieten, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)comfort, console, solace, soothe


Narrower (hyponym)appease, assuage, assure, compose, conciliate, gentle, gruntle, lenify, lull, mollify, pacify, placate, reassure


Antonymscharge up, commove, agitate, rouse, excite, turn on, charge

2. still (change) cause to be quiet or not talk


SamplesPlease silence the children in the church!.


Synonymshush, hush up, quieten, shut up, silence


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)conquer, curb, inhibit, stamp down, subdue, suppress


Narrower (hyponym)calm down, gag, lull, muzzle, shout down, shush


Causehush


Verb grouphush, pipe down, quiesce, quiet, quiet down, quieten


Antonymslouden

3. still (emotion) lessen the intensity of or calm


SamplesThe news eased my conscience.
Still the fears.


ExamplesThe good news will still her


Synonymsallay, ease, relieve


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)comfort, console, solace, soothe


Narrower (hyponym)abreact

4. still (change) make motionless


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify









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