Definition of still adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//stɪl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//stɪl//
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  1. 1  continuing until a particular point in time and not finishing I wrote to them last month and I'm still waiting for a reply. Mum, I'm still hungry! Do you still live at the same address? There's still time to change your mind. It was, and still is, my favourite movie.
  2. 2  despite what has just been said Although he promised faithfully to come, I still didn't think he would. We searched everywhere but we still couldn't find it. The weather was cold and wet. Still, we had a great time.
  3. 3used for making a comparison stronger The next day was warmer still. If you can manage to get two tickets that's better still.
  4. 4still more/another even more There was still more bad news to come.
  5. Word Originadverb Old English stille (adjective and adverb), stillan (verb), of West Germanic origin, from a base meaning ‘be fixed, stand’.Idioms and certainly not No explanation was offered, still less an apology. He’s too shy to ask a stranger the time, much less speak to a room full of people.
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