Just meaning

jŭst
Right or fair; equitable; impartial.

A just decision.

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Honorable and fair in one's dealings and actions.

A just ruler.

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Suitable or proper in nature; fitting.

A just touch of solemnity.

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Precisely; exactly.

Just enough salt.

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Correct or true.

A just report.

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Legally right; lawful; rightful.
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Merely; only.

Just a scratch.

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Perhaps; possibly.

I just may go.

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Righteous; upright.

A just man.

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By a very small amount; barely.

To just miss a train.

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Immediately.

Just east of the church.

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(law) Valid within the law; lawful.

Just claims.

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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.

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At a little distance.

Just down the road.

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Simply; certainly.

It's just beautiful!

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Deserved; merited.

Just praise.

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Proper, fitting, etc.

A just balance of colors.

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Well-founded; reasonable.

A just suspicion.

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Accurate; exact.

A just measure.

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Neither more nor less than; precisely; exactly.

Just one o'clock.

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Almost at the point of; nearly.

Just preparing to leave.

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No more than; only.

Just a taste, just teasing you.

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A very short time ago.

She has just left.

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(informal) Quite; really.

To feel just fine.

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Factually fair; right, correct; proper.

It is a just assessment of the facts.

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It looks like a just solution at first glance.

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Only, simply, merely.

Plant just a few tomatoes, unless you can, freeze, or dry them.

He calls it vermilion, but it's just red to me.

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(sentence adverb) Used to reduce the force of an imperative; simply.

Just follow the directions on the box.

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(speech act) Used to convey a less serious or formal tone.

I just called to say "hi".

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(speech act) Used to show humility.

Lord, we just want to thank You and praise Your Name.

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Moments ago, recently.

They just left, but you may leave a message at the desk.

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The fastball just missed my head!

The piece just might fit.

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He wants everything just right for the big day.

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To joust, fight a tournament.

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The definition of just is fair or right.

An example of just is proper, lawful punishment for a crime.

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Consistent with what is morally right; righteous.

A just cause.

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Properly due or merited.

Just deserts.

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Based on fact or sound reason; well-founded.

A just appraisal.

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Only a moment ago.

He just arrived.

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By a narrow margin; barely.

Just missed being hit; just caught the bus before it pulled away.

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just about
  • Almost; very nearly:
    This job is just about done.
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just now
  • Only a moment ago.
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just about
  • almost; nearly
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just now
  • a moment ago
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just the same
  • nevertheless
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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
just
Comparative
justest
Superlative
justest

Origin of just

  • Middle English juste from Old French from Latin iūstus yewes- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English juste, from Old French juste, from Latin iustus (“just, lawful, rightful, true, due, proper, moderate”), from ius (“law, right”). Cognate with Dutch & Scottish juist, French juste etc.

    From Wiktionary

  • Variation of joust, presumably ultimately from Latin iuxta 'near, besides'.

    From Wiktionary