Hypertext Webster Gateway: "still"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Wine \Wine\, n. [OE. win, AS. win, fr. L. vinum (cf. Icel.
v[=i]n; all from the Latin); akin to Gr. o'i^nos, ?, and E.
withy. Cf. {Vine}, {Vineyard}, {Vinous}, {Withy}.]
1. The expressed juice of grapes, esp. when fermented; a
beverage or liquor prepared from grapes by squeezing out
their juice, and (usually) allowing it to ferment. ``Red
wine of Gascoigne.'' --Piers Plowman.

Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging, and
whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. --Prov.
xx. 1.

Bacchus, that first from out the purple grape
Crushed the sweet poison of misused wine. --Milton.

Note: Wine is essentially a dilute solution of ethyl alcohol,
containing also certain small quantities of ethers and
ethereal salts which give character and bouquet.
According to their color, strength, taste, etc., wines
are called {red}, {white}, {spirituous}, {dry},
{light}, {still}, etc.

2. A liquor or beverage prepared from the juice of any fruit
or plant by a process similar to that for grape wine; as,
currant wine; gooseberry wine; palm wine.

3. The effect of drinking wine in excess; intoxication.

Noah awoke from his wine. --Gen. ix. 24.

{Birch wine}, {Cape wine}, etc. See under {Birch}, {Cape},

{Spirit of wine}. See under {Spirit}.

{To have drunk wine of ape} or {wine ape}, to be so drunk as
to be foolish. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

{Wine acid}. (Chem.) See {Tartaric acid}, under {Tartaric}.

{Wine apple} (Bot.), a large red apple, with firm flesh and a
rich, vinous flavor.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Still \Still\, v. t. [Abbreviated fr. distill.]
1. To cause to fall by drops.

2. To expel spirit from by heat, or to evaporate and condense
in a refrigeratory; to distill. --Tusser.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Still \Still\, v. i. [L. stillare. Cf. {Distill}.]
To drop, or flow in drops; to distill. [Obs.] --Spenser.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Still \Still\, adv. [AS. stille quietly. See {Still}, a. The
modern senses come from the idea of stopping and staying
still, or motionless.]
1. To this time; until and during the time now present; now
no less than before; yet.

It hath been anciently reported, and is still
received. --Bacon.

2. In the future as now and before.

Hourly joys be still upon you! --Shak.

3. In continuation by successive or repeated acts; always;
ever; constantly; uniformly.

The desire of fame betrays an ambitious man into
indecencies that lessen his reputation; he is still
afraid lest any of his actions should be thrown away
in private. --Addison.

Chemists would be rich if they could still do in
great quantities what they have sometimes done in
little. --Boyle.

4. In an increasing or additional degree; even more; -- much
used with comparatives.

The guilt being great, the fear doth still exceed.

5. Notwithstanding what has been said or done; in spite of
what has occured; nevertheless; -- sometimes used as a
conjunction. See Synonym of {But}.

As sunshine, broken in the rill, Though turned
astray, is sunshine still. --Moore.

6. After that; after what is stated.

In the primitive church, such as by fear being
compelled to sacrifice to strange gods, after
repented, and kept still the office of preaching the
gospel. --Whitgift.

{Still and anon}, at intervals and repeatedly; continually;
ever and anon; now and then.

And like the watchful minutes to the hour, Still and
anon cheered up the heavy time. --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Still \Still\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stilled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Stilling}.] [AS. stillan, from stille still, quiet, firm.
See {Still}, a.]
1. To stop, as motion or agitation; to cause to become quiet,
or comparatively quiet; to check the agitation of; as, to
still the raging sea.

He having a full sway over the water, had power to
still and compose it, as well as to move and disturb
it. --Woodward.

2. To stop, as noise; to silence.

With his name the mothers still their babies.

3. To appease; to calm; to quiet, as tumult, agitation, or
excitement; as, to still the passions. --Shak.

Toil that would, at least, have stilled an unquiet
impulse in me. --Hawthorne.

Syn: To quiet; calm; allay; lull; pacify; appease; subdue;
suppress; silence; stop; check; restrain.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Still \Still\, n. [Cf. OE. stillatorie. See {Still}, v., to
1. A vessel, boiler, or copper used in the distillation of
liquids; specifically, one used for the distillation of
alcoholic liquors; a retort. The name is sometimes applied
to the whole apparatus used in in vaporization and

2. A house where liquors are distilled; a distillery.

{Still watcher}, a device for indicating the progress of
distillation by the density of the liquid given over.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Still \Still\, n. [Cf. G. stille.]
1. Freedom from noise; calm; silence; as, the still of
midnight. [Poetic]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Still \Still\, a. [Compar. {Stiller}; superl. {Stillest}.] [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}, adv.]
1. Motionless; at rest; quiet; as, to stand still; to lie or
sit still. ``Still as any stone.'' --Chaucer.

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.'' --Milton.

4. Comparatively quiet or silent; soft; gentle; low. ``A
still small voice.'' --1 Kings xix. 12.

5. Constant; continual. [Obs.]

By still practice learn to know thy meaning. --Shak.

6. Not effervescing; not sparkling; as, still wines.

{Still life}. (Fine Arts)
(a) Inanimate objects.
(b) (Painting) The class or style of painting which
represents inanimate objects, as fruit, flowers, dead
game, etc.

Syn: Quiet; calm; noiseless; serene; motionless; inert;

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: not in physical motion; "the inertia of an object at rest"
[syn: {at rest}, {inactive}, {motionless}, {static}]
2: marked by absence of sound; "a silent house"; "soundless
footsteps on the grass"; "the night was still" [syn: {silent},
3: free from disturbance; "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" [syn: {placid}, {quiet},
{tranquil}, {unruffled}]
4: 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; "a still
photograph"; "Cezanne's still life of apples" [ant: {moving}]
5: not sparkling; "a still wine"; "still mineral water" [syn: {noneffervescent}]
[ant: {sparkling}]
6: free from noticeable current; "a still pond"; "still waters
run deep"
n 1: a static photograph (especially one taken from a movie and
used for advertising purposes); "he wanted some stills
for a magazine ad"
2: (poetic) tranquil silence; "the still of the night" [syn: {hush},
3: 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
4: a plant and works where alcoholic drinks are made by
distillation [syn: {distillery}]
adv 1: with reference to action or condition; without change,
interruption, or cessation; "it's still warm outside";
"will you still love me when we're old and grey?"
[ant: {no longer}]
2: despite anything to the contrary (usually following a
concession); "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" [syn: {however}, {nevertheless}, {withal}, {yet}, {all
the same}, {even so}, {nonetheless}, {notwithstanding}]
3: to a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons;
"looked sick and felt even worse"; "an even (or still)
more interesting problem"; "still another problem must be
solved"; "a yet sadder tale" [syn: {even}, {yet}]
4: without moving or making a sound; "he sat still as a
statue"; "time stood still"; "they waited stock-still
outside the door"; "he couldn't hold still any longer"
[syn: {stock-still}]
v 1: make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
[syn: {calm}, {calm down}, {quiet}, {tranquilize}, {tranquillize},
{tranquillise}, {quieten}, {lull}] [ant: {agitate}]
2: cause to be quiet or not talk; "Please silence the children
in the church!" [syn: {hush}, {quieten}, {silence}, {shut
up}, {hush up}] [ant: {louden}]
3: lessen the intensity of; calm; as of of anxieties and fears
[syn: {allay}, {relieve}, {ease}]

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