Definition of Stand still

1. Verb. Remain in place; hold still; remain fixed or immobile. "Traffic stood still when the funeral procession passed by"

Specialized synonyms: Freeze, Stop Dead, Bog Down, Get Stuck, Grind To A Halt, Mire
Antonyms: Move
Derivative terms: Standstill

Definition of Stand still

1. Noun. (obsolete spelling of standstill) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stand Still

stand guard
stand in
stand in for
stand in someone's shoes
stand off
stand oil
stand on ceremony
stand on end
stand on its own
stand on one's own two feet
stand one's ground
stand out
stand pat
stand sentinel
stand someone in good stead
stand still (current term)
stand stock still
stand tall
stand the test of time
stand to
stand to reason
stand up
stand up against
stand up for
stand up to
stand watch

Literary usage of Stand still

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Odyssey of Homer by Homer (1851)
"I stand at the vestibule, fand if thou wilt give aught; but if not, I will not stand still, for we have not come to live here.f ..."

2. Specimens of American Poetry: With Critical and Biographical Notices. In by Samuel Kettell (1829)
"JOSHUA COMMANDING THE SUN AMD MOON TO stand still. THE day rose clear on Gibeon. Her high towers Flash'd the red sunbeams gloriously back, ..."

3. Buddhist Legends by Buddhaghosa (1921)
"Do you also stand still!" Then to the robber Angulimala occurred the ... But this monk says, even in the act of walking,' I stand still, Angulimala. ..."

4. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1887)
"... which did not perceive that to stand still was to be crushed by the predatory tribes whom our delay would encourage to coalesce and rise up against us. ..."

5. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1880)
"... the matters of others, but such a motion as the heavenly bodies do keep, which so move as they seem ever to stand still, and never disturb one another. ..."

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