Definitions for JUSTdʒʌst
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
within a brief preceding time; but a moment before:
The sun just came out.
exactly or precisely:
That's just what I mean.
by a narrow margin; barely:
just over six feet tall.
only or merely:
I was just a child. Don't just sit there.
at this moment:
The movie is just ending.
We'll just have to wait and see.
quite; really; positively.
(adj.)guided by reason, justice, and fairness.
done or made according to principle; equitable:
a just reply.
based on right; lawful:
a just claim.
in keeping with truth or fact; true; correct:
a just analysis.
given or awarded rightly; deserved:
a just punishment.
in accordance with standards or requirements; proper or right:
(esp. in Biblical use) righteous.
actual, real, or genuine.
Origin of just:
1325–75; ME < L jūstus lawful, deserved, just, adj. der. of jūs law, right
Category: Western History
used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting
"a just and lasting peace"- A.Lincoln; "a kind and just man"; "a just reward"; "his just inheritance"
fair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience
"equitable treatment of all citizens"; "an equitable distribution of gifts among the children"
free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules
"a fair referee"; "fair deal"; "on a fair footing"; "a fair fight"; "by fair means or foul"
good, just, upright(adverb)
of moral excellence
"a genuinely good person"; "a just cause"; "an upright and respectable man"
merely, simply, just, only, but(adverb)
and nothing more
"I was merely asking"; "it is simply a matter of time"; "just a scratch"; "he was only a child"; "hopes that last but a moment"
precisely, exactly, just(adverb)
indicating exactness or preciseness
"he was doing precisely (or exactly) what she had told him to do"; "it was just as he said--the jewel was gone"; "it has just enough salt"
just, just now(adverb)
only a moment ago
"he has just arrived"; "the sun just now came out"
"I just can't take it anymore"; "he was just grand as Romeo"; "it's simply beautiful!"
barely, hardly, just, scarcely, scarce(adverb)
only a very short time before
"they could barely hear the speaker"; "we hardly knew them"; "just missed being hit"; "had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open"; "would have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave"- W.B.Yeats
exactly at this moment or the moment described
"we've just finished painting the walls, so don't touch them";
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
That's just what I was looking for.; just the way we expected
by a little
I walked in just before Miriam.; just over 20,000 people
at the last possible time before it was too late
The cab pulled up just in time.
I only just remembered in time.
I just saw her outside.
at this moment; = now
I'm just on the last page.; He was just going to call her.
used with adjective and adverbs to mean equally
It's just as beautiful as the pictures.; This government is just as corrupt.; The food is good, and just as importantly, the prices are good too.
not more or more important and not less; = only
I'll just be a minute.; It was just a joke.; He's not just another teacher - he's something special.
just about 5% of the vote; The coffee's just about gone.
used to ask sb politely to wait or stop what they are doing
Just a minute - I'm coming.; Just a minute, now. You can't accuse me of lying.
indicates there is a reason for seeing sth as good rather than bad
It's just as well we stayed home, because we don't have much money.
indicates that the fact that one thing is true does not make another one true
Just because he's smart, doesn't mean he's right.
immediately or very quickly
My parents brought the new baby home, and just like that everything changed.
indicates sb prefers to do one thing rather than another
I'd just as soon go out to eat.
a just peace for the two peoples
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
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; as, a just statement; a just inference
rendering or disposed to render to each one his due; equitable; fair; impartial; as, just judge
precisely; exactly; -- in place, time, or degree; neither more nor less than is stated
closely; nearly; almost
barely; merely; scarcely; only; by a very small space or time; as, he just missed the train; just too late
"Just" is a single by English alternative rock band Radiohead, released in 1995. It is the seventh track on their 1995 album The Bends. Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke wrote the song about a narcissistic friend of his, which on closer inspection is showcased by the imagery in the lyrics - a parallel to earlier My Iron Lung EP track "Lewis [Mistreated]". He also says that it was something of a competition between him and Jonny Greenwood to see who could fit the most chords into a song. "Just" is especially notable for Greenwood's guitar solo. In the UK, this single was available as two CDs: the first one featured different tracks, and the colour of the album art on the second single was inverted. In 2007, NME placed "Just" at number 34 in its list of the 50 Greatest Indie Anthems Ever. In 2008 it entered the Radiohead: The Best Of collection.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'JUST' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #94
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'JUST' in Written Corpus Frequency: #48
Rank popularity for the word 'JUST' in Adverbs Frequency: #7
Rank popularity for the word 'JUST' in Adjectives Frequency: #633
Translations for JUST
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
right and fair
not favouring one more than another: a fair and just decision.
- regverdig; billik, onpartydig; welverdiend; juis, presiesAfrikaans
- عادِل، مُنْصِفArabic
- justoPortuguese (BR)
- 올바른, 공정한Korean
- taisnīgs; pareizsLatvian
- rettferdig, riktigNorwegian
- عادلانه، منصفانه، قانونى عادل، انصافدار: صحيح: كټ مټ يوشيبه دمخه، دغه اّن ، اوس دستىPashto
- rättvis, riktigSwedish
- âdil, doğruTurkish
- 公正的Chinese (Trad.)
- справедливий; правильнийUkrainian
- công bằngVietnamese
- 公正地Chinese (Simp.)
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