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1    usually predicative   motionless; stationary  
2    undisturbed or tranquil; silent and calm  
3    not sparkling or effervescent  
a still wine     
4    gentle or quiet; subdued  
5    Obsolete   (of a child) dead at birth  
6    continuing now or in the future as in the past  
do you still love me?     
7    up to this or that time; yet  
I still don't know your name     
8    often used with a comparative   even or yet  
still more insults     
9    quiet or without movement  
sit still     
10    Poetic and dialect   always  
11    Poetic   silence or tranquillity  
the still of the night     
a    a still photograph, esp. of a scene from a motion-picture film  
b    (as modifier)  
a still camera     
13    to make or become still, quiet, or calm  
14    tr   to allay or relieve  
her fears were stilled     
      sentence connector  
15    even then; nevertheless  
the child has some new toys and still cries     
     (Old English stille; related to Old Saxon, Old High German stilli, Dutch stollen to curdle, Sanskrit sthanús immobile)  
  stillness      n  
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still          [2]  
1    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  
2    a place where spirits are made; distillery  
     (C16: from Old French stiller to drip, from Latin stillare, from stilla a drip; see distil)  

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      adj   at rest, calm, hushed, inert, lifeless, motionless, noiseless, pacific, peaceful, placid, quiet, restful, serene, silent, smooth, stationary, stilly     (poetic)   tranquil, undisturbed, unruffled, unstirring  
      vb   allay, alleviate, appease, calm, hush, lull, pacify, quiet, quieten, settle, silence, smooth, smooth over, soothe, subdue, tranquillize  
      conj   but, for all that, however, nevertheless, notwithstanding, yet  
      n     (poetic)   hush, peace, quiet, silence, stillness, tranquillity  
,       adj   active, agitated, astir, bustling, busy, humming, lively, moving, noisy, restless, turbulent  
      vb   aggravate, agitate, exacerbate, increase, inflame, rouse, stir up  
      n   bustle, clamour, hubbub, noise, uproar  

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
Marriage between a man of royal or noble birth and a woman of lesser status, with the stipulation that wife and children have no claims to his titles or possessions or dignity. Still common at the beginning of the 20th C., the practice is now rare. Syn. Morganatic marriage, marriage of the left hand
[Hist.] So-called, because at the nuptial ceremony the husband gives his left hand to the bride, rather than his right, when saying, “I take thee for my wedded wife.”
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