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Definition 1: 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 - [noun denoting artifact]

(still is a kind of ...) equipment designed to serve a specific function

(... is a kind of still ) a still consisting of an apparatus for the fractional distillation of ethanol from fermentation on an industrial scale

(still is a part of ...) an apparatus that converts vapor into liquid

(still is a part of ...) a vessel where substances are distilled or decomposed by heat

Definition 2: a static photograph (especially one taken from a movie and used for advertising purposes) - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where still or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he wanted some stills for a magazine ad

(still is a kind of ...) a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide or in digital format

Definition 3: a plant and works where alcoholic drinks are made by distillation - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for still in the sense of this definition

(still is a kind of ...) buildings for carrying on industrial labor

"they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles"

(still is a part of ...) a still consisting of an apparatus for the fractional distillation of ethanol from fermentation on an industrial scale

Definition 4: (poetic) tranquil silence - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where still or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the still of the night

Synonyms for still in the sense of this definition

(still is a kind of ...) the absence of sound

"he needed silence in order to sleep" "the street was quiet"

(still belongs to category ...) literature in metrical form

Definition 5: cause to be quiet or not talk - [verb of change]

Samples where still or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Please silence the children in the church!

Synonyms for still in the sense of this definition

(still is a kind of ...) bring under control by force or authority

"suppress a nascent uprising" "stamp down on littering" "conquer one's desires"

(... is a kind of still ) silence (someone) by uttering `shush!'

(... is a kind of still ) become quiet or less intensive

"the fighting lulled for a moment"

(... is a kind of still ) silence or overwhelm by shouting

(... is a kind of still ) prevent from speaking out

"The press was gagged"

(still causes ...) become quiet or still; fall silent

"hush my baby!"

(still has a similar meaning as ...) become quiet or quieter

"The audience fell silent when the speaker entered"

Definition 6: make motionless - [verb of change]

(still is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

Definition 7: make calm or still - [verb of emotion]

Samples where still or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • quiet the dragons of worry and fear

Synonyms for still in the sense of this definition

(still is a kind of ...) give moral or emotional strength to

(... is a kind of still ) calm by deception

"Don't let yourself be lulled into a false state of security"

(... is a kind of still ) calm (someone, especially oneself); make quiet

"She had to compose herself before she could reply to this terrible insult"

(... is a kind of still ) cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of

"She managed to mollify the angry customer"

(... is a kind of still ) cause to feel sure; give reassurance to

"The airline tried to reassure the customers that the planes were safe"

Definition 8: lessen the intensity of or calm - [verb of emotion]

Samples where still or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The news eased my conscience
  • still the fears

Synonyms for still in the sense of this definition

(still is a kind of ...) give moral or emotional strength to

(... is a kind of still ) discharge bad feelings or tension through verbalization

Definition 9: not sparkling - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where still or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a still wine
  • still mineral water

Synonyms for still in the sense of this definition

Definition 10: 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 - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where still or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a still photograph
  • Cezanne's still life of apples

Definition 11: to a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where still or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • looked sick and felt even worse
  • an even (or still) more interesting problem
  • still another problem must be solved
  • a yet sadder tale

Synonyms for still in the sense of this definition

Definition 12: with reference to action or condition; without change, interruption, or cessation - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where still or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it's still warm outside
  • will you still love me when we're old and grey?

Definition 13: without moving or making a sound - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where still or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he sat still as a statue
  • time stood still
  • they waited stock-still outside the door
  • he couldn't hold still any longer

Synonyms for still in the sense of this definition

Definition 14: despite anything to the contrary (usually preceding a concession) - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where still or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • although I'm a little afraid, however I'd like to try it
  • while we disliked each other, nevertheless we agreed
  • he was a stern yet fair master
  • granted that it is dangerous, all the same I still want to go

Synonyms for still in the sense of this definition

Definition 15: (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where still or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay
  • the quiet waters of a lagoon
  • a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky
  • a smooth channel crossing
  • scarcely a ripple on the still water
  • unruffled water

Synonyms for still in the sense of this definition

(still is similar to ...) (of weather) free from storm or wind

"calm seas"

Definition 16: marked by absence of sound - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where still or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a silent house
  • soundless footsteps on the grass
  • the night was still

Synonyms for still in the sense of this definition

(still is similar to ...) free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound

"a quiet audience at the concert" "the room was dark and quiet"

Definition 17: not in physical motion - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where still or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the inertia of an object at rest

Synonyms for still in the sense of this definition

(still is similar to ...) not in motion

Definition 18: free from noticeable current - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where still or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a still pond
  • still waters run deep

(still is similar to ...) (of fluids) not moving or flowing

"mosquitoes breed in standing water"

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