Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or character of being still.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being still; quietness; silence; calmness; inactivity.
  • noun Habitual silence or quiet; taciturnity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The quality or state of being still; quietness; silence; calmness; inactivity.
  • noun Habitual silence or quiet; taciturnity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a state of no motion or movement
  • noun (poetic) tranquil silence
  • noun calmness without winds

Etymologies

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From Middle English stilnesse, from Old English stilnes ("stillness, quiet; absence of noise or disturbance, release, relaxation; silence, abstention from speech; absence of disturbance or molestation, tranquility, peace, security; that which appeases"), equivalent to still +‎ -ness.

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