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still 1

 (stĭl)
adj. still·er, still·est
1.
a. Not moving or in motion: The patient must be still for the doctor to work.
b. Free from disturbance, agitation, or commotion: the still waters of the lake.
c. Of or relating to a single or static photograph as opposed to a movie.
2. Making or characterized by no sound or faint sound: The crowd cheered and then grew still. See Synonyms at quiet.
3. Not carbonated; lacking effervescence: a still wine.
n.
1. Silence; quiet: the still of the night.
2. A still photograph, especially one taken from a scene of a movie and used for promotional purposes.
3. A still-life picture.
adv.
1. Without movement; motionlessly: stand still.
2.
a. At the present time; for the present: We are still waiting.
b. Up to or at a specified time; yet: still had not made up her mind.
c. At a future time; eventually: may still see the error of his ways.
3. In increasing amount or degree; even: and still further complaints.
4. In addition; besides: had still another helping.
5. All the same; nevertheless.
v. stilled, still·ing, stills
v.tr.
1. To make motionless or unagitated: The afternoon heat stilled the breeze.
2. To make quiet; silence: "a ... cold wind that stilled even the chorus of insects" (David Campbell).
3. To allay or calm: The parents stilled their child's fears of the dark.
v.intr.
To become still.
Idiom:
still and all
Informal After taking everything into consideration; nevertheless; however: Still and all, our objective can be achieved.

[Middle English, from Old English stille; see stel- in Indo-European roots.]

still′ness n.

still 2

 (stĭl)
n.
1. An apparatus for distilling liquids, such as alcohols, consisting of a vessel in which the substance is vaporized by heat and a cooling device in which the vapor is condensed.
2. A distillery.

[From Middle English stillen, to distill, from distillen; see distill.]
References in classic literature ?
On an afternoon did I find my friends for the first time; on an afternoon, also, did I find them a second time:--at the hour when all light becometh stiller.
For whatever happiness is still on its way 'twixt heaven and earth, now seeketh for lodging a luminous soul: WITH HAPPINESS hath all light now become stiller.
The soft drone of her voice was making him stiller and stiller and she saw it and went on.
When I thought of that I sat stiller than ever, hardly daring to turn over the pages of Apuleius, which I had taken from my knapsack to beguile the time, and, I confess, to give my eyes some other occupation than the dangerous one of gazing upon her face, dangerous in more ways than one, but particularly dangerous at the moment, because, as everybody knows, a steady gaze on a sleeping face is apt to awake the sleeper.
Well, after a long time I heard the clock away off in the town go boom -- boom -- boom -- twelve licks; and all still again -- stiller than ever.
Millions are condemned to a stiller doom than mine, and millions are in silent revolt against their lot.
COUNTY Durham logistics firm Stiller Warehousing and Distribution has converted its former logistics centre into a new warehouse.
Ben Stiller during the Brilliant is Beautiful charity gala dinner at the Grand Millenium hotel in Buisness Bay, Dubai.
New York, NY, December 09, 2017 --(PR.com)-- "Simpler Times" stars Jerry Stiller and features special guest Anne Meara in their last onscreen appearance together.
Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor have decided to call it quits after 17 years of marriage.
IANS Ben Stiller says nowadays film studios are not headed by people who appreciate creativity, and feels making money has become a bigger focus.