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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.

inanimate objects.

The class or style of painting which represents inanimate objects, as fruit, flowers, dead game, etc.

Synonym: 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.