1. Motionless; at rest; quiet; as, to stand still; to lie or sit still. "Still as any stone."
2. Uttering no sound; silent; as, the audience is still; the animals are still. "The sea that roared at thy command, At thy command was still." (Addison)
3. Not disturbed by noise or agitation; quiet; calm; as, a still evening; a still atmosphere. "When all the woods are still."
4. Comparatively quiet or silent; soft; gentle; low. "A still small voice."
5. Constant; continual. "By still practice learn to know thy meaning." (Shak)
6. Not effervescing; not sparkling; as, still wines. Still life.
The class or style of painting which represents inanimate objects, as fruit, flowers, dead game, etc.
Synonyms: Quiet, calm, noiseless, serene, motionless, inert, stagnant.
Origin: OE. Stille, AS. Stille; akin to D. Stil, OS. & OHG. Stilli, G. Still, Dan. Stille, Sw. Stilla, and to E. Stall; from the idea of coming to a stand, or halt. Cf. Still.
(01 Mar 1998)