- IPA: /d͡ʒʌst/
just (comparative juster, superlative justest)
- Factually right, correct; factual.
- It is a just assessment of the facts.
- Rationally right, correct.
- Morally right; upright, righteous, equitable; fair#Adjective|fair.
- It looks like a just solution at first glance.
- c. 1591, William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part 1, Act, Scene ,
- My lord, we know your grace to be a man
- Just and upright.
- 1611, King James Version of the Bible, Colossians 4:1,
- Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.
- 1901, H. G. Wells, The First Men in the Moon, Chapter 23,
- Looking back over my previously written account of these things, I must insist that I have been altogether juster to Cavor than he has been to me.
- Proper, adequate.
- French: juste
- German: gerecht, berechtigt
- Italian: giusto
- Portuguese: justo
- Russian: справедли́вый
- Spanish: justo
just (not comparable)
- 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.
- (sentence adverb) Used to reduce the force of an imperative; simply.
- Just follow the directions on the box.
- (speech act) Used to convey a less serious or formal tone
- I just called to say "hi".
- (speech act) Used to show humility.
- Lord, we just want to thank You and praise Your Name.
- (degree) absolutely, positively
- It is just splendid!
- Moments ago, recently.
- They just left, but you may leave a message at the desk.
- By a narrow margin; closely; nearly.
- The fastball just missed my head!
- The piece just might fit.
- Exactly, precisely, perfectly.
- He wants everything just right for the big day.
- And having just enough, not covet more.
- The god Pan guided my hand just to the heart of the beast.
- c. 1597, William Shakespeare, “The Merry VViues of VVindsor”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act 4, scene vi]:
- To-night, at Herne's oak, just 'twixt twelve and one.
- (only) merely, simply; see also Thesaurus:merely
- (recently) freshly, lately, newly
- (by a narrow margin) barely, hardly, scarcely; see also Thesaurus:slightly
- (exactly) on the dot, smack-dab; see also Thesaurus:exactly
- French: juste, simplement
- German: einfach, nur
- Italian: solo
- Portuguese: só, somente, simplesmente, apenas
- Russian: то́лько
- Spanish: sólo
- Russian: про́сто
- Spanish: simplemente
- Russian: то́лько
- Russian: соверше́нно
- French: (verb) venir de
- German: vorhin, soeben
- Italian: appena
- Portuguese: recentemente, acabar de, recém
- Russian: то́лько что
- Spanish: (verb) acabar de, recién
- Portuguese: por pouco
- Russian: едва́
- Portuguese: bem
- Russian: как ра́з
just (plural justs)
just (justs, present participle justing; past and past participle justed)
- To joust, fight a tournament.