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



    BrE BrE//stɪl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//stɪl//
    Showing films
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  1. 1a photograph of a scene from a film/movie or video a publicity still from his new movie The police studied the stills from the security video. See related entries: Showing films
  2. 2a piece of equipment that is used for making strong alcoholic drinks a whisky still see also distil
  3. Word Originnoun sense 1 Old English stille (adjective and adverb), stillan (verb), of West Germanic origin, from a base meaning ‘be fixed, stand’. noun sense 2 mid 16th cent.: from the rare verb still ‘extract by distillation’, shortening of distil.
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