(noun, adjective, verb, adverb)


1. not in physical motion

Similar word(s): nonmoving, unmoving, inactive, motionless, static

2. marked by absence of sound

- the night was still

Similar word(s): quiet, silent, soundless

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

- scarcely a ripple on the still water

Similar word(s): calm, placid, quiet, smooth, tranquil, unruffled

4. 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

5. not sparkling

- a still wine

- still mineral water

Similar word(s): noneffervescent

6. free from noticeable current

- a still pond

- still waters run deep

Similar word(s): standing

Sentences with still as an adjective:

- still water; still wines


1. 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?

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

- granted that it is dangerous, all the same I still want to go

Similar word(s): however, nevertheless, nonetheless, notwithstanding, withal, yet

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

- an even (or still) more interesting problem

- still another problem must be solved

Similar word(s): even, yet

4. without moving or making a sound

- he sat still as a statue

- time stood still

- they waited stock-still outside the door

Sentences with still as an adverb:

- They stood still until the guard was out of sight.

- Is it still raining?

- Tom is tall; Dick is taller; Harry is still taller. ("still" and "taller" can easily swap places here)

- I’m not hungry, but I’ll still manage to find room for dessert.

- Yeah, but still...

- Some dogs howl, more yelp, still more bark.


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

- he wanted some stills for a magazine ad

Definition categories: man–made, exposure, photo, photograph, pic, picture

2. (poetic) tranquil silence

- the still of the night

Similar word(s): hush, stillness

Definition categories: attribute, quiet, silence

3. 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

Definition categories: man–made, apparatus, setup

4. a plant and works where alcoholic drinks are made by distillation

Similar word(s): distillery

Definition categories: man–made, plant, works


1. make calm or still

Similar word(s): calm, lull, quiet, quieten, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize

Definition categories: emotion, comfort, console, solace, soothe

2. cause to be quiet or not talk

Similar word(s): hush, quieten, silence

Definition categories: change, conquer, subdue, suppress

3. lessen the intensity of or calm

- still the fears

Similar word(s): allay, ease, relieve

Definition categories: emotion, comfort, console, solace, soothe

4. make motionless

Definition categories: change, alter, modify

Sentences with still as a verb:

- to still the raging sea