just
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /d͡ʒʌst/

Adjective

just (comparative juster, superlative justest)

  1. Factually right, correct; factual.
    It is a just assessment of the facts.
  2. Rationally right, correct.
  3. 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.
  4. Proper, adequate.
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Adverb

just (not comparable)

  1. 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.
  2. (sentence adverb) Used to reduce the force of an imperative; simply.
    Just follow the directions on the box.
  3. (speech act) Used to convey a less serious or formal tone
    I just called to say "hi".
  4. (speech act) Used to show humility.
    Lord, we just want to thank You and praise Your Name.
  5. (degree) absolutely, positively
    It is just splendid!
  6. Moments ago, recently.
    They just left, but you may leave a message at the desk.
  7. By a narrow margin; closely; nearly.
    The fastball just missed my head!
    The piece just might fit.
  8. 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.
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  • Russian: то́лько
Translations
  • Russian: соверше́нно
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  • Portuguese: por pouco
  • Russian: едва́
Translations
  • Portuguese: bem
  • Russian: как ра́з

Interjection
  1. (slang) Expressing dismay or discontent.

Noun

just (plural justs)

  1. A joust, tournament.

Verb

just (justs, present participle justing; past and past participle justed)

  1. To joust, fight a tournament.



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