, stiller, stillest.
remaining in place or at rest; motionless; stationary:
to stand still.
free from sound or noise, as a place or persons; silent:
to keep still about a matter.
subdued or low in sound; hushed:
a still, small voice.
free from turbulence or commotion; peaceful; tranquil; calm:
the still air.
without waves or perceptible current; not flowing, as water.
not effervescent or sparkling, as wine.
Photography. noting, pertaining to, or used for making single photographs, as opposed to a motion picture.
verb (used with object)
to silence or hush (sounds, voices, etc.).
to calm, appease, or allay:
to still a craving.
to quiet, subdue, or cause to subside (waves, winds, commotion, tumult, passion, pain, etc.).
(adj. and adv.) Middle English still
), Old English stille;
(noun) Middle English:
a calm, derivative of the adj.; (v.) Middle English styllen, Old English stillan;
(conjunction) derivative of the adv.; akin to German still
(v.), Dutch stil
(adj. and adv.), stillen
(v.); see stall1
unmoving, inert, quiescent. 2.
soundless, mute. Still, quiet, hushed, noiseless, silent
indicate the absence of noise and of excitement or activity accompanied by sound. Still
indicates the absence of sound or movement: The house was still. Quiet
implies relative freedom from noise, activity, or excitement: a quiet engine; a quiet vacation. Hushed
implies the suppression of sound or noise: a hushed whisper. Noiseless
characterize that which does not reveal its presence or movement by any sound: a noiseless footstep; silent dissent. 4.
pacific, placid, serene. 8.
quiet, hush, calm. 18.
quiet, mute, stifle, muffle, smother. 20.