1 quiet, serene, placid, calm, tranquil, motionless, unmoving, peaceful, pacific, at rest, quiescent, even, flat, smooth, inert, stationary, undisturbed, unruffled:
In the moonlight, the lake lay still and dark.
2 silent, quiet, noiseless, soundless; hushed, restful, Literary stilly:
Be still or they'll hear you! In the still night I heard the distant sound of an owl.
3 stillness, hush, quiet, silence, tranquillity, noiselessness, peacefulness, calm:
In the still of the evening came the call of the nightingale.
4 even now, to or till or until this or that time, (up) till or until now, yet:
Henry came for dinner five years ago, and he's here still. Do you still smoke?
5 even, in addition:
Hugh weighed twenty stone when you last saw him, but he's heavier still today.
6 notwithstanding, yet, even then:
Are you still going to Sue's party, despite what she said?.
7 motionless(ly), quiet(ly), silent(ly), stock-still:
Lie still while I put on this bandage.
8 however, but, notwithstanding, nevertheless, even so, in any event, in any case:
She said she'd be here; still, you never know, she may come later.
9 calm, allay, assuage, alleviate, relieve, silence, lull, quiet(en), pacify, soothe, mollify, appease, subdue, suppress:
A few kind words and she had stilled my fears.
1 not moving
be, hold, keep, lie, sit, stand, stay
Hold still a minute while I pin your dress up. For goodness' sake, sit still!
| hold sb/sth, keep sb/sth
I held the cat still while the vet gave the injection.
very | absolutely, quite, stock-
He stood stock-still, hardly daring to breathe.
2 calm and quiet
be, look, seem | become, go
Suddenly everything went still.
very | completely
It was a completely still, warm evening.
The air was strangely still and silent.
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