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Meaning of JUST

Pronunciation:  just

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adv]  by a small margin; "they could barely hear the speaker"; "we hardly knew them"; "just missed being hit"; "had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open"; "would have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave"- W.B.Yeats
  2. [adv]  and nothing more; "I was merely asking"; "it is simply a matter of time"; "just a scratch"; "he was only a child"; "hopes that last but a moment"
  3. [adv]  only a moment ago; "he has just arrived"; "the sun just now came out"
  4. [adv]  indicating exactness or preciseness; "he was doing precisely (or exactly) what she had told him to do"; "it was just as he said--the jewel was gone"; "it has just enough salt"
  5. [adv]  (intensifier) absolutely; "I just can't take it anymore"; "he was just grand as Romeo"; "it's simply beautiful!"
  6. [adj]  free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; or conforming with established standards or rules; "a fair referee"; "fair deal"; "on a fair footing"; "a fair fight"; "by fair means or foul"
  7. [adj]  implying justice dictated by reason, conscience, and a natural sense of what is fair to all; "equitable treatment of all citizens"; "an equitable distribution of gifts among the children"
  8. [adj]  used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting; "a just and lasting peace"- A.Lincoln; "a kind and just man"; "a just reward"; "his just inheritance"
  9. [adj]  of moral excellence; "a genuinely good person"; "a just cause"; "an upright and respectable man"; "the life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous"- Frederick Douglass
 

JUST is a 4 letter word that starts with J.

 

 Synonyms: antimonopoly, antitrust, barely, but, clean, conscionable, equitable, evenhanded, exactly, fair, fair-and-square, fair-minded, fitting, good, hardly, just now, meet, merely, only, precisely, retributive, retributory, rightful(a), scarce, scarcely, simply, sporting, sportsmanlike, upright, virtuous
 
 Antonyms: inequitable, unfair, unjust
 
 See Also: honorable, honourable, impartial, just, reasonable, right, righteous, sensible

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Just\, a. [F. juste, L. justus, fr. jus right, law,
    justice; orig., that which is fitting; akin to Skr. yu to
    join. Cf. {Injury}, {Judge}, {Jury}, {Giusto}.]
    1. Conforming or conformable to rectitude or justice; not
       doing wrong to any; violating no right or obligation;
       upright; righteous; honest; true; -- said both of persons
       and things. ``O just but severe law!'' --Shak.
    
             There is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good,
             and sinneth not.                      -- Eccl. vii.
                                                   20.
    
             Just balances, just weights, . . . shall ye have. --
                                                   Lev. xix. 36.
    
             How should man be just with God?      -- Job ix. 2.
    
             We know your grace to be a man. Just and upright. --
                                                   Shak.
    
    2. Not transgressing the requirement of truth and propriety;
       conformed to the truth of things, to reason, or to a
       proper standard; exact; normal; reasonable; regular; due;
       as, a just statement; a just inference.
    
             Just of thy word, in every thought sincere. -- Pope.
    
             The prince is here at hand: pleaseth your lordship
             To meet his grace just distance 'tween our armies.
                                                   -- Shak.
    
             He was a comely personage, a little above just
             stature.                              --Bacon.
    
             Fire fitted with just materials casts a constant
             heat.                                 -- Jer.
                                                   Taylor.
    
             When all The war shall stand ranged in its just
             array.                                -- Addison.
    
             Their named alone would make a just volume. --
                                                   Burton.
    
    3. Rendering or disposed to render to each one his due;
       equitable; fair; impartial; as, just judge.
    
             Men are commonly so just to virtue and goodness as
             to praise it in others, even when they do not
             practice it themselves.               --Tillotson.
    
    {Just intonation}. (Mus.)
       (a) The correct sounding of notes or intervals; true
           pitch.
       (b) The giving all chords and intervals in their purity or
           their exact mathematical ratio, or without
           temperament; a process in which the number of notes
           and intervals required in the various keys is much
           greater than the twelve to the octave used in systems
           of temperament. --H. W. Poole.
    
    Syn: Equitable; upright; honest; true; fair; impartial;
         proper; exact; normal; orderly; regular.
    
    
  2. \Just\, adv.
    1. Precisely; exactly; -- in place, time, or degree; neither
       more nor less than is stated.
    
             And having just enough, not covet more. -- Dryden.
    
             The god Pan guided my hand just to the heart of the
             beast.                                --Sir P.
                                                   Sidney.
    
             To-night, at Herne's oak, just 'twixt twelve and
             one.                                  -- Shak.
    
    2. Closely; nearly; almost.
    
             Just at the point of death.           -- Sir W.
                                                   Temple.
    
    3. Barely; merely; scarcely; only; by a very small space or
       time; as, he just missed the train; just too late.
    
             A soft Etesian gale But just inspired and gently
             swelled the sail.                     -- Dryden.
    
    {Just now}, the least possible time since; a moment ago.
    
    
  3. \Just\, v. i. [See {Joust}.]
    To joust. --Fairfax.
    
    
  4. \Just\, n.
    A joust. --Dryden.
    
    
 
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