- The definition of just is fair or right.
An example of just is proper, lawful punishment for a crime.
- Just is defined as right before or merely.
- An example of just is a boy entering the school immediately prior to the late bell ringing.
- An example of just is working only a few hours per week.
Just definition by Webster's New World
- right or fair; equitable; impartial: a just decision
- righteous; upright: a just man
- deserved; merited: just praise
- legally right; lawful; rightful
- proper, fitting, etc.: a just balance of colors
- well-founded; reasonable: a just suspicion
- correct or true: a just report
- accurate; exact: a just measure
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French juste ; from Classical Latin justus, lawful, rightful, proper ; from jus, right, law: see jury
- neither more nor less than; precisely; exactly: just one o'clock
- almost at the point of; nearly: just preparing to leave
- no more than; only: just a taste, just teasing you
- by a very small amount; barely: to just miss a train
- a very short time ago: she has just left
- immediately: just east of the church
- Informal quite; really: to feel just fine
- justness noun
Just definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Honorable and fair in one's dealings and actions: a just ruler. See Synonyms at fair1.
- Consistent with what is morally right; righteous: a just cause.
- Properly due or merited: just deserts.
- Law Valid within the law; lawful: just claims.
- Suitable or proper in nature; fitting: a just touch of solemnity.
- Based on fact or sound reason; well-founded: a just appraisal.
- Precisely; exactly: just enough salt.
- Only a moment ago: He just arrived.
- By a narrow margin; barely: just missed being hit; just caught the bus before it pulled away.
- At a little distance: just down the road.
- Merely; only: just a scratch.
- Simply; certainly: It's just beautiful!
- Perhaps; possibly: I just may go.
Origin: Middle English juste, from Old French, from Latin iūstus; see yewes- in Indo-European roots.
- justˈly adverb
- justˈness noun
noun & v.
just - Phrases/Idioms
just the sameâ
just the same
Variant of jus
- law; the whole body of law
- a particular system of law
- a legal principle, right, or power
Origin: L: see jury