Idioms for still

    still and all, nonetheless; even with everything considered: Even though you dislike us, still and all you should be polite.

Origin of still

1
before 900; (adj. and adv.) Middle English still(e), Old English stille; (noun) Middle English: a calm, derivative of the adj.; (v.) Middle English styllen, Old English stillan; (conjunction) derivative of the adv.; akin to German still (adj.), stille (adv.), stillen (v.), Dutch stil (adj. and adv.), stillen (v.); see stall1

synonym study for still

2. Still, quiet, hushed, noiseless, silent indicate the absence of noise and of excitement or activity accompanied by sound. Still indicates the absence of sound or movement: The house was still. Quiet implies relative freedom from noise, activity, or excitement: a quiet engine; a quiet vacation. Hushed implies the suppression of sound or noise: a hushed whisper. Noiseless and silent characterize that which does not reveal its presence or movement by any sound: a noiseless footstep; silent dissent. 18. See but1.

Definition for stilled (2 of 2)

still2
[ stil ]
/ stɪl /

noun

a distilling apparatus, consisting of a vessel in which a liquid is heated and vaporized and a cooling device or coil for condensing the vapor.
a distillery.

verb (used with or without object)

to distill.

Origin of still

2
1250–1300; (v.) Middle English stillen, aphetic variant of distillen to distill; (noun) derivative of the v.
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British Dictionary definitions for stilled (1 of 2)

Derived forms of still

stillness, noun

Word Origin for still

Old English stille; related to Old Saxon, Old High German stilli, Dutch stollen to curdle, Sanskrit sthānús immobile

British Dictionary definitions for stilled (2 of 2)

still2
/ (stɪl) /

noun

an apparatus for carrying out distillation, consisting of a vessel in which a mixture is heated, a condenser to turn the vapour back to liquid, and a receiver to hold the distilled liquid, used esp in the manufacture of spirits
a place where spirits are made; distillery

Word Origin for still

C16: from Old French stiller to drip, from Latin stillāre, from stilla a drip; see distil
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Idioms and Phrases with stilled

still

In addition to the idioms beginning with still

  • still and all
  • still small voice
  • still waters run deep

also see:

  • heart misses a beat (stands still)
  • hold still
  • jury is still out
  • keep quiet (still)
  • quiet (still) as a mouse
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