American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Honorable and fair in one's dealings and actions: a just ruler. See Synonyms at fair1.
- adj. Consistent with what is morally right; righteous: a just cause.
- adj. Properly due or merited: just deserts.
- adj. Law Valid within the law; lawful: just claims.
- adj. Suitable or proper in nature; fitting: a just touch of solemnity.
- adj. Based on fact or sound reason; well-founded: a just appraisal.
- adv. Precisely; exactly: just enough salt.
- adv. Only a moment ago: He just arrived.
- adv. By a narrow margin; barely: just missed being hit; just caught the bus before it pulled away.
- adv. At a little distance: just down the road.
- adv. Merely; only: just a scratch.
- adv. Simply; certainly: It's just beautiful!
- adv. Perhaps; possibly: I just may go.
- idiom. just about Almost; very nearly: This job is just about done.
- idiom. just now Only a moment ago.
- idiom. just the same Nevertheless.
- n. Variant of joust.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Right in law or ethics In accordance with true principles; agreeable to truth or equity; equitable; even-handed; righteous: as, it is just that we should suffer for our faults; a just award.
- Right in character or quality Rightly adjusted; conformed to a standard; correct; suitable; such as should be: as, just measurement; a just allowance.
- Strictly accurate; exact; precise; proper.
- Agreeable to the common standard; full; complete.
- Right-minded; good in intention Doing or disposed to do right; actuated by truth and justice; upright; impartial: as, to be just in one's dealings.
- Carefully mindful; faithful; followed by to, and formerly also by of: as, to be just to one's engagements.
- In music, harmonically pure, correct, and exact; in perfect tune: as, just interval, intonation, temperament: opposed in general to impure and incorrect, and specifically to tempered. Synonyms Deserved, condign, even-handed.
- Exactly, in space, time, kind, or degree; precisely; without interval, deviation, or variation; absolutely: as, just five miles; just noon; just so; just as I thought.
- Within a little; with very little but a sufficient difference; nearly; almost exactly; as, I stood just by him; I saw him just now.
- Merely; barely; by or with a narrow margin: as, you just missed the mark; he is just a little displeased.
- But now; very lately; within a brief past time.
- Quite: in intensive use: as, just awful.
- Directly; immediately; without delay: as, I will attend to it just now.
- To engage in a tournament or just; tilt.
- n. A military contest or spectacle in which two adversaries attacked each other with blunted lances, rarely with sharp weapons as in war; a knightly tilt. The just was sometimes held at the barrier; that is, the charging knights were separated by a solid structure of wood, which each kept on his left hand, the lance being held diagonally across the neck of the horse. The shield was hung from the neck, leaving the left hand free to manage the horse and the right to direct the lance. The shock of the lance was sometimes received on the helmet, and on this account the tilting-helmet had commonly the openings for air on the right side. From the beginning of the fourteenth century the armor for the just differed from the armor for war, and became more and more heavy and unwieldy, the tilter being almost immovable in his saddle, in which he was secured by high pommel and can-tle, and often by a garde-cuisse completely covering the left thigh and leg. The sport was usually declared to be in honor of one or more ladies who presided as judges and awarded the prizes.
- n. A pot or jug, made of earthenware or metal, with large body and straight neck, for holding liquids.
- n. An abbreviation of Justice;
- n. of Justinian.
- n. A joust, tournament.
- v. To joust, fight a tournament.
- adj. Factually fair; correct; proper.
- adj. Morally fair; upright; righteous, equitable.
- adv. Only, simply, merely.
- adv. Used to reduce the force of an imperative; simply.
- adv. speech act Used to convey a less serious or formal tone
- adv. speech act Used to show humility.
- adv. Moments ago, recently
- adv. By a narrow margin; closely; nearly
- adv. exactly, perfectly.
- adv. Precisely
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Conforming or conformable to rectitude or justice; not doing wrong to any; violating no right or obligation; upright; righteous; honest; true; -- said both of persons and things.
- adj. Not transgressing the requirement of truth and propriety; conformed to the truth of things, to reason, or to a proper standard; exact; normal; reasonable; regular; due.
- adj. Rendering or disposed to render to each one his due; equitable; fair; impartial.
- adv. Precisely; exactly; -- in place, time, or degree; neither more nor less than is stated.
- adv. Closely; nearly; almost.
- adv. Barely; merely; scarcely; only; by a very small space or time
- v. To joust.
- n. A joust.
- adj. of moral excellence
- adv. exactly at this moment or the moment described
- adj. fair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience
- adv. absolutely.
- adv. only a very short time before
- adj. free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules
- adv. indicating exactness or preciseness
- adv. only a moment ago
- adv. and nothing more
- adj. used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting
- 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. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English juste, from Old French, from Latin iūstus; see yewes- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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