Meaning of JUST in English


[just] var of joust

[2]just adj [ME, fr. MF & L; MF juste, fr. L justus, fr. jus right, law; akin to Skt yos welfare] (14c) 1 a: having a basis in or conforming to fact or reason: reasonable "a ~ but not a generous decision" b archaic: faithful to an original c: conforming to a standard of correctness: proper "~ proportions"

2. a (1): acting or being in conformity with what is morally upright or good: righteous "a ~ war" (2): being what is merited: deserved "a ~ punishment" b: legally correct: lawful "~ title to an estate" syn see fair, upright -- adv -- just.ness n [3]just adv (15c) 1 a: exactly, precisely "~ right" b: very recently "the bell ~ rang"

2. a: by a very small margin: barely "~ too late" b: immediately, directly "~ west of here" 3 a: only, simply "~ last year" "~ be yourself" b: quite, very "~ wonderful"

4: perhaps, possibly "it ~ might work" -- just about : almost "the work is just about done"

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