still

still
I UK [stɪl] / US adverb ***
1)
a) used for saying that a situation continues to exist up to and including a particular time, especially when this seems surprising

We were still cleaning the house when the guests started to arrive.

Her hair was still damp from her walk in the rain.

The car's doors were locked, but the motor was still running.

Is Terry still in college?

b) used for emphasizing that a particular situation has not completely ended or changed

If we have to, we can still request assistance from other authorities.

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yet
2) used for saying that something remains true despite what you have just said or done

We knew we wouldn't win the game, but it was still exciting!

This is a short novel, but it is still too long.

I hadn't seen him for 25 years. Still, I recognized him immediately when I saw him.

3) used for emphasizing that although something is big, good, bad etc, something else is even bigger, better, worse etc
still bigger/better/worse/more interesting etc:

The freezing cold weather made our task still more difficult.

It would be nice to see Audrey again, and it would be still nicer if she could bring the children.

worse/better/larger etc still:

Greg's medical expenses are a massive drain and, worse still, he may lose his job.

still more/further — used for emphasizing that an amount, increase, reduction etc is even more than the amount already mentioned

Fuel prices could rise still further in the coming months.


II UK [stɪl] / US adjective **
1) not moving

The water appeared still from a distance.

sit/stand still:

Just sit still for a minute and let me tie your shoe.

2) without wind

a still muggy evening

3) quiet and calm, with nothing happening

By 10.00 the streets are quite still.

4) without gas bubbles

still mineral water


III UK [stɪl] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "still":
singular still plural stills
1) cinema a photograph taken from one of the scenes in a film or video
2) a piece of equipment used for making strong alcohol to drink

IV UK [stɪl] / US verb
Word forms "still":
present tense I/you/we/they still he/she/it stills present participle stilling past tense stilled past participle stilled literary
1) [intransitive/transitive] to become calm and quiet, or to make someone or something calm and quiet

Her quiet words stilled the animal.

2) [transitive, usually passive] to make an emotion weaker, or make it go away

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