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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

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
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.

Definition for still (2 of 3)

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.

Definition for still (3 of 3)

Still
[ stil ]
/ stɪl /

noun

Andrew Taylor, 1828–1917, U.S. founder of osteopathy.
William Grant, 1895–1978, U.S. composer.
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British Dictionary definitions for still (1 of 2)

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

British Dictionary definitions for still (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
C16: from Old French stiller to drip, from Latin stillāre, from stilla a drip; see distil
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Idioms and Phrases with still

still

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