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English definition of “still”


adjective     /stɪl/
B2 staying in the same position ; not moving : Children find it difficult to sit / stand / stay still for very long . I can't brush your hair if you don't keep / hold still. She sat perfectly still while I took her photograph . The air was so still (= there was so little wind ) that not even the leaves were moving . She dived into the still (= calm and not flowing ) water of the lake .Immobility B1 mainly UK A still drink is one that is not fizzy (= with bubbles ): Would you like still or sparkling water ?Drinks - general words Grammar:Already, still or yet?Grammar:Already or yet?We use already to refer to something which has happened or may have happened before the moment of speaking. Already can sometimes suggest surprise on the part of the speaker, that something is unexpected:Grammar:Already, yet or still?We use still not yet or already to refer to the continuation of a situation:Grammar:Negatives with already, still, yetNegatives with yet mean that something has not happened up to now:Grammar:StillStill is an adverb and an adjective.Grammar:Still as an adverbWe use still as an adverb to emphasise that something is continuing:Grammar:Still as an adjectiveWe use still as an adjective to say that something is not moving:Grammar:Still: typical errors stillness     /ˈstɪl.nəs/ noun [U] Movement
(Definition of still adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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