Meaning of just


Pronunciation: ( just), [key]
— adj.
  1. guided by truth, reason, justice, and fairness: We hope to be just in our understanding of such difficult situations.
  2. done or made according to principle; equitable; proper: a just reply.
  3. based on right; rightful; lawful: a just claim.
  4. in keeping with truth or fact; true; correct: a just analysis.
  5. given or awarded rightly; deserved, as a sentence, punishment, or reward: a just penalty.
  6. in accordance with standards or requirements; proper or right: just proportions.
  7. (esp. in Biblical use) righteous.
  8. actual, real, or genuine.
  1. within a brief preceding time; but a moment before: The sun just came out.
  2. exactly or precisely: This is just what I mean.
  3. by a narrow margin; barely: The arrow just missed the mark.
  4. only or merely: He was just a clerk until he became ambitious.
  5. actually; really; positively: The weather is just glorious.


Pronunciation: ( just), [key]
— n., v.i.
  1. joust.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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