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Topic: DRINK

Language: Old English
Origin: stille

still

2 adjective
     
still2
1 not moving
We stood still and watched as the deer came closer.
Keep still while I tie your shoe.
the still waters of the lake
2 quiet and calm:
The house was completely still.
3HEM not windy:
4 British EnglishDFD a still drink does not contain gas:
still or sparkling mineral water
5

still waters run deep

used to say that someone who is quiet may have very strong feelings or a lot of knowledge
stillness noun [uncountable]
Somewhere in the stillness of the night an owl hooted.
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