Definition for STILL

STILL, v.t.1 [Sax. stillan; G. and D. stillen; Dan. stiller; Sw. stilla, to still, to quiet or appease, that is, to set, to repress; coinciding with G. stellen, to put, set, place, Gr. στελλω, to send, and with style, stool, stall.]

  1. To stop, as motion or agitation; to check or restrain; to make quiet; as, to still the raging sea.
  2. To stop, as noise; to silence. With his name the mothers still their babes. – Shak.
  3. To appease; to calm; to quiet; as tumult, agitation or excitement; as, to still the passions.

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