Still Still, adv. [AS. stille quietly. See {Still}, a. The modern senses come from the idea of stopping and staying still, or motionless.] 1. To this time; until and during the time now present; now no less than before; yet. [1913 Webster]

It hath been anciently reported, and is still received. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. In the future as now and before. [1913 Webster]

Hourly joys be still upon you! --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. In continuation by successive or repeated acts; always; ever; constantly; uniformly. [1913 Webster]

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. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

Chemists would be rich if they could still do in great quantities what they have sometimes done in little. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

4. In an increasing or additional degree; even more; -- much used with comparatives. [1913 Webster]

The guilt being great, the fear doth still exceed. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. Notwithstanding what has been said or done; in spite of what has occured; nevertheless; -- sometimes used as a conjunction. See Synonym of {But}. [1913 Webster]

As sunshine, broken in the rill, Though turned astray, is sunshine still. --Moore. [1913 Webster]

6. After that; after what is stated. [1913 Webster]

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. --Whitgift. [1913 Webster]

{Still and anon}, at intervals and repeatedly; continually; ever and anon; now and then. [1913 Webster]

And like the watchful minutes to the hour, Still and anon cheered up the heavy time. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Still — Still, a. [Compar. {Stiller}; superl. {Stillest}.] [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.] 1. Motionless; at… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Still — Still, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stilled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stilling}.] [AS. stillan, from stille still, quiet, firm. See {Still}, a.] 1. To stop, as motion or agitation; to cause to become quiet, or comparatively quiet; to check the agitation of; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Still — Still, n. [Cf. OE. stillatorie. See {Still}, v., to distill.] 1. 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Still — Still, n. [Cf. G. stille.] 1. Freedom from noise; calm; silence; as, the still of midnight. [Poetic] [1913 Webster] 2. A steep hill or ascent. [Obs.] W. Browne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Still — Still, v. t. [Abbreviated fr. distill.] 1. To cause to fall by drops. [1913 Webster] 2. To expel spirit from by heat, or to evaporate and condense in a refrigeratory; to distill. Tusser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Still — Still, v. i. [L. stillare. Cf. {Distill}.] To drop, or flow in drops; to distill. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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