I was walking by the ocean today with some dear and lovely friends and found myself thinking of this word, “still.” And it seemed, at its essence, to be about presence. Being fully present. Or maybe it was just the ocean whispering sweet nothings to me.
1. Free of sound.
2. Low in sound; hushed or subdued.
3. Not moving or in motion.
4. Free from disturbance, agitation, or commotion.
5. Free from a noticeable current: a still pond; still waters.
6. Not carbonated; lacking effervescence: a still wine.
7. Of or relating to a single or static photograph as opposed to a movie.
1. Silence; quiet: the still of the night.
2. A still photograph, especially one taken from a scene of a movie and used for promotional purposes.
3. A still-life picture.
1. Without movement; motionlessly: stand still.
a. At the present time; for the present: We are still waiting.
b. Up to or at a specified time; yet: still had not made up her mind.
c. At a future time; eventually: may still see the error of his ways.
3. In increasing amount or degree; even: and still further complaints.
4. In addition; besides: had still another helping.
5. All the same; nevertheless.
v. stilled, still·ing, stills
1. To make still or tranquil.
2. To make quiet; silence.
3. To make motionless.
4. To allay; calm: The parents stilled their child’s fears of the dark.