still

If something is quiet and calm, it's still. After the noise of the city, it's peaceful to go camping in the woods where everything is still.

Things that are tranquil are still, like the calm surface of a lake or a sleeping baby. If you stand still, you freeze in place. Another meaning of still is an individual shot from a movie, an unmoving snapshot of a single scene. When still is an adverb, it means even now, like when you say you still love an old song or you still remember the kindness of your kindergarten teacher.

Definitions of still
  1. adjective
    not in physical motion
    synonyms: inactive, motionless, static
    nonmoving, unmoving
    not in motion
  2. adjective
    (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves
    “scarcely a ripple on the still water”
    synonyms: placid, quiet, smooth, tranquil, unruffled
    calm
    (of weather) free from storm or wind
  3. adjective
    free from noticeable current
    “a still pond”
    still waters run deep”
    Synonyms:
    standing
    (of fluids) not moving or flowing
  4. verb
    make calm or still
    synonyms: calm, calm down, lull, quiet, quieten, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize
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    Antonyms:
    agitate, charge, charge up, commove, excite, rouse, turn on
    cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
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    lull
    calm by deception
    compose
    calm (someone, especially oneself); make quiet
    appease, assuage, conciliate, gentle, gruntle, lenify, mollify, pacify, placate
    cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
    assure, reassure
    cause to feel sure; give reassurance to
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    comfort, console, solace, soothe
    give moral or emotional strength to
  5. verb
    lessen the intensity of or calm
    still the fears”
    synonyms: allay, ease, relieve
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    abreact
    discharge bad feelings or tension through verbalization
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    comfort, console, solace, soothe
    give moral or emotional strength to
  6. verb
    make motionless
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    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  7. adjective
    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”
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    Antonyms:
    moving
    used of a series of photographs presented so as to create the illusion of motion
    animated
    made to appear to move as living creatures do
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  8. noun
    a static photograph (especially one taken from a movie and used for advertising purposes)
    “he wanted some stills for a magazine ad”
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    exposure, photo, photograph, pic, picture
    a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material
  9. adjective
    marked by absence of sound
    “the night was still
    synonyms: silent, soundless
    quiet
    free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound
  10. noun
    (poetic) tranquil silence
    “the still of the night”
    synonyms: hush, stillness
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    type of:
    quiet, silence
    the absence of sound
  11. adverb
    without moving or making a sound
    “he sat still as a statue”
    “time stood still
    “they waited stock- still outside the door”
    “he couldn't hold still any longer”
    synonyms: stock-still
  12. verb
    cause to be quiet or not talk
    synonyms: hush, hush up, quieten, shut up, silence
    hush, pipe down, quiesce, quiet, quiet down, quieten
    become quiet or quieter
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    louden
    cause to become loud
    louden
    become louder
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    shush
    silence (someone) by uttering 'shush!'
    calm down, lull
    become quiet or less intensive
    shout down
    silence or overwhelm by shouting
    gag, muzzle
    prevent from speaking out
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    conquer, curb, inhibit, stamp down, subdue, suppress
    to put down by force or authority
  13. adjective
    not sparkling
    still mineral water”
    synonyms: noneffervescent
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    Antonyms:
    effervescent, sparkling
    used of wines and waters; charged naturally or artificially with carbon dioxide
  14. noun
    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
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    Coffey still
    a still consisting of an apparatus for the fractional distillation of ethanol from fermentation on an industrial scale
    type of:
    apparatus, setup
    equipment designed to serve a specific function
  15. noun
    a plant and works where alcoholic drinks are made by distillation
    synonyms: distillery
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    wine maker, winery
    distillery where wine is made
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    industrial plant, plant, works
    buildings for carrying on industrial labor
  16. adverb
    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?”
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    Antonyms:
    no longer, no more
    not now
  17. adverb
    despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession)
  18. adverb
    to a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons
    still another problem must be solved”
    synonyms: even, yet
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