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Sill is sometimes a misspelling of still.

The word sill is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun sill

What does sill mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: sills

  1. structural member consisting of a continuous horizontal timber forming the lowest member of a framework or supporting structure
  2. (geology) a flat (usually horizontal) mass of igneous rock between two layers of older sedimentary rock
    • domain: geology
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • more generic words: rock / stone = a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter

Alternative definition of the noun sill


  1. (also 'window sill') A horizontal slat which forms the base of a window.
  2. A horizontal member bearing the upright portion of a frame.
  3. A horizontal layer of igneous rock between older rock beds.


The Sill is a 35 km long river in Tyrol, Austria. It is one of the larger tributaries of the Inn River in the Austrian Tyrol. It flows through the Wipptal valley north to Innsbruck. Its source lies east of the Brenner Pass. At the "Sillzwickel" - the name of the point where it meets the Inn at Innsbruck - there is a big recreation area, with showers, toilets and cycle tracks.

  • also known as 錫爾河
  • part of Austria


Sill is a fictional character from the 1980 film Gloria.


Sill is a family name.

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Google previewGeology and Archaeology (2016)

Submerged Landscapes of the Continental Shelf by J. Harff, G. Bailey , F. Lüth

The sill is a structure extending NW–SE (at right-angles to the coast) from the Sicilian to the Calabrian coast, for about 4 km,

sill is the result of important tectonic controls and erosion processes related to high-energy waves and currents ...

Google previewAdvances in the Study of Fractured Reservoirs (2014)

by G.H. Spence, J. Redfern, R. Aguilera, T.G. Bevan, J.W. Cosgrove, G.D. Couples, J.-M. Daniel

po, a sill is a fluid-driven fracture, that is, a hydrofracture. The general model of a sill is that of a circular or elliptical fracture. Some sills may be better modelled as ...

Google previewA Complete Parochial History of the County of Cornwall (1870)

0n the sill is the following inscription,—“ This and ...

Google previewScale in Spatial Information and Analysis (2014)

by Jingxiong Zhang, Peter Atkinson, Michael F. Goodchild

Sill refers to the height of the semivariogram when the lag increases to a certain limit, denoted as c0 + c, where c is the so-called structural variance resulting from spatial correlation. Range is the lag distance at which a semivariogram reaches ...

Google previewSarah Style (2014)

by Sarah Richardson

Standard wood trim is best kept away from sources of water, but continuing your counter material up the backsplash and across the sill is a streamlined and durable solution that's strong enough for the inevitable overspray during cleanup.

Google preview50 Classic Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Summits in California (1999)

Mount Shasta to Mount Whitney by Paul Richins

Snowboards: Recommended, as the boarding and scenery are superb; however, the approach is long Maps: Coyote Flat, Mount Thompson, North Palisade Mount Sill is the most massive peak ...

Google previewBuilding Construction Illustrated (2014)

by Francis D. K. Ching

Insect screen may be on interior • Head is the uppermost • Jamb is eitherofthe two side • Sill is the horizontal member • Subsillisanadditionalsillfitted • Exteriorcasing; • Dripcaporhead casing • Side casing • Pane is one ofthe divisions ofa ...

Google previewThe Palisades Sill, New Jersey (1969)

by Kenneth Russell Walker

The sill is a multiple intrusion in which two magma phases of oversaturated tholeiite have been recognized. Olivine crystallized in appreciable amounts only after the emplacement of the second and larger phase. The accumulation of olivine ...

Google previewSpatial Statistics and Geostatistics (2013)

Theory and Applications for Geographic Information Science and Technology by Yongwan Chun, Daniel A Griffith

The sill is the limit of the trend line implied by the scatter of points as distance goes to infinity.The range is the distance at which spatial autocorrelation becomes zero. Many semi—variogram trend line models asymptotically converge on 0 in ...

Google previewGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 2067

LOCATION & GEOLOGICAL SETTING The Bird River Sill is a differentiated ultramafic to mafic layered intrusion of Archean age (2745+5 Ma; Timmins et al., 1985) which intrudes the Rice Lake Group of the Bird River greenstone belt ( Trueman, ...

Google previewThe Car-builder's Dictionary (1881)

An Illustrated Vocabulary of Terms which Designate American Railroad Cars, Their Parts and Attachments by Master Car Builders' Association

Sill. 1. " Properly, the basis or foundation of a thing ; appropriately, a piece of timber on which a building rests. The lowest timber in any structure, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Oklahoma (1999)

by Nancy Capace

Fort Sill. MEDICINE BLUFFS, Medicine Bluff Creek, Prehistoric- 19th C.. Four contiguous porphyry bluffs forming a mile-long crescent. Traditional Indian ceremonial and religious site; prominent landmark explored by early expeditions and ...

Google previewLexicon of Geologic Names of the United States for 1936-1960 (1966)

by Grace C. Keroher

Fort Sill Limestone ) • ...

Google previewA Visual Dictionary of Architecture (2011)

by Francis D. K. Ching

sill sealer A resilient, fibrous between a sill and a foundation wall to reduce air infiltration. termite shield Sheet metal ...

Google previewDictionary of Homonyms (2007)

by David Rothwell

sill A sill is a strong horizontal timber serving as the foundation of a wall or other structure. It can also be the piece of wood or stone that forms the lower horizontal part of a window, and there are similar usages in a ship or a castle. In the USA, a ...

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Sill Meaning

Video shows what sill means. (also window sill) A horizontal slat which forms the base of a window.. A horizontal, structural member of a building near ground ...

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When the door is closed, you must learn to slide across the crack of the sill.
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Scrabble value of S1I1L1L1

The value of this 4-letter word is 4 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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