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  • 1 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… …

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  • 2 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 …

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  • 3 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 …

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  • 4 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… …

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  • 5 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] …

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  • 6 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] …

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

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  • 8 Still Me — is a book written by Christopher Reeve where he writes about his experiences as an actor and about his horseback riding accident which produced his paraplegia and its effects on his life. The book spent eleven weeks on the New York Times Best… …

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  • 9 Still — For other uses, see Still (disambiguation). A still is a permanent apparatus used to distill miscible or immiscible (eg. steam distillation) liquid mixtures by heating to selectively boil and then cooling to condense the vapor. Stills have been… …

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  • 10 still — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English stille, from Old English; akin to Old High German stilli still and perhaps to Old English steall stall more at stall Date: before 12th century 1. a. devoid of or abstaining from motion b. archaic sedentary c …

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  • 11 still — See: HEART STAND STILL …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 12 still — Wine Wine, n. [OE. win, AS. win, fr. L. vinum (cf. Icel. v[=i]n; all from the Latin); akin to Gr. o i^nos, ?, and E. withy. Cf. {Vine}, {Vineyard}, {Vinous}, {Withy}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The expressed juice of grapes, esp. when fermented; a… …

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  • 13 Still — biographical name Andrew Taylor 1828 1917 American founder of osteopathy …

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  • 14 Still life — 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.… …

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  • 15 Still and anon — 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… …

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  • 16 Still Cruisin' — Studio album by The Beach Boys Released August 28, 1989 Recorded 1988–1989; …

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  • 17 Still Not Getting Any... — Still Not Getting Any... Studio album by Simple Plan Released October 26, 2004 …

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  • 18 Still-burn — v. t. [imp. & p. p. {still burnt}or {Still burned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Still burning}.] To burn in the process of distillation; as, to still burn brandy. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 19 Still life — Still life, n. 1. a type of painting in which inanimate objects such as flowers or fruit are represented. [PJC] 2. the inanimate subject matter of a {still life} painting or photograph; as, to painted only still life. [PJC] …

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  • 20 Still watcher — 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… …

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