What does just mean?

Definitions for just
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. just(adj)

    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"

  2. equitable, just(adj)

    fair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience

    "equitable treatment of all citizens"; "an equitable distribution of gifts among the children"

  3. fair, just(adj)

    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"

  4. good, just, upright(adverb)

    of moral excellence

    "a genuinely good person"; "a just cause"; "an upright and respectable man"

  5. 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"

  6. 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"

  7. just, just now(adverb)

    only a moment ago

    "he has just arrived"; "the sun just now came out"

  8. just, simply(adverb)

    absolutely

    "I just can't take it anymore"; "he was just grand as Romeo"; "it's simply beautiful!"

  9. 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

  10. just(adverb)

    exactly at this moment or the moment described

    "we've just finished painting the walls, so don't touch them";

Webster Dictionary

  1. Just(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

    Etymology: [See Joust.]

  2. Just(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; as, a just statement; a just inference

    Etymology: [See Joust.]

  3. Just(adj)

    rendering or disposed to render to each one his due; equitable; fair; impartial; as, just judge

    Etymology: [See Joust.]

  4. Just(adverb)

    precisely; exactly; -- in place, time, or degree; neither more nor less than is stated

    Etymology: [See Joust.]

  5. Just(adverb)

    closely; nearly; almost

    Etymology: [See Joust.]

  6. Just(adverb)

    barely; merely; scarcely; only; by a very small space or time; as, he just missed the train; just too late

    Etymology: [See Joust.]

  7. Just(verb)

    to joust

    Etymology: [See Joust.]

  8. Just(noun)

    a joust

    Etymology: [See Joust.]

Freebase

  1. Just

    "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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Just

    just, n. a tilt. Same as Joust.

  2. Just

    just, adv. lawful: upright: exact: regular: true: righteous.—adv. precisely, almost exactly, very lately, (coll.) quite, barely.—adv. Just′ly, in a just manner: equitably: uprightly: accurately: by right.—n. Just′ness, equity: propriety: exactness. [Fr.,—L. justusjus, law.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. just

    An exercise of arms and horsemanship, performed in the Middle Ages by knights and nobles. In the joust, the combatants engaged one another singly, each against his antagonist. The weapon most in use in the joust was the lance, but sometimes the battle-axe and sword were employed. To direct the lance anywhere but at the body of the antagonist was reckoned foul play. In the joust of peace, or joute de plaisance, a foot encounter preceded the mounted combat.

  2. just

    See Joust.

Editors Contribution

  1. just

    According to truth and fact.

    The nees was a just reflection of what occurred.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 5, 2020  
  2. just

    Aligned with the universes truth.

    The governmental policy was aligned with the universes truth for humanity.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 5, 2020  
  3. just

    Ethically and morally obliged.

    All of us on planet earth from every country form of employment and unity government behave in a just manner to each other as we know we are creating as a collective being with the universal beings here to support us during this amazing time on planet earth.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 1, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'just' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #94

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'just' in Written Corpus Frequency: #48

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'just' in Adverbs Frequency: #7

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'just' in Adjectives Frequency: #633

How to pronounce just?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say just in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of just in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of just in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of just in a Sentence

  1. Heidi Thomas:

    There's another thing I wish I could explain, [The] closet thing I can say here is I just wanted to make this right ... I'm still not thinking I've been abused. I'm thinking this is all my fault.

  2. Jazmyne Clark:

    He wasn't breaking in at all. He was just trying to sell him his phone.

  3. Felipe Massa:

    Ferrari is a big company so every day you are in the media for good or for bad. Sometimes this is not helping the driver or even the team, definitely you have a lot more pressure there than maybe another team. . . I felt a lot of pressure in difficult moments and you need to just relax.

  4. John Feehery:

    Tom SteyerTom Steyer is kind of famous for spending lots of money on lost causes, i just don't think Tom SteyerTom Steyer has a constituency : There's only a certain number of billionaires who want to impeach President Donald Trump.

  5. Tom Hayes:

    I wanted to say 'I haven't done anything wrong. I was just doing my job and I'm not dishonest'.

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Translations for just

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  • فقط, عَدْلArabic
  • әле генә, яңы, яңы ғына, дөрөҫ, ғәҙелBashkir
  • només, just, sols, acabar de, simplementCatalan, Valencian
  • těsně, přesně, spravedlivý, pouze, správný, právěCzech
  • newyddWelsh
  • einfach, berechtigt, nur, gerade, gerechtGerman
  • μόλις, δίκαιος, απλώς, μόνοGreek
  • ĝuste, ĵus, justa, nurEsperanto
  • justo, acabar de, sóloSpanish
  • kõigestEstonian
  • عادل, دادگر, دادگریPersian
  • äskettäin, vain, just, vasta, täsmälleen, oikea, juuri ja juuri, oikeudenmukainen, juuri, reilu, vastikään, juuri äsken, tarkalleen, tuskin, äskenFinnish
  • simplement, juste, venir deFrench
  • [[go]] [[díreach]]Irish
  • cothromach, air èiginnScottish Gaelic
  • xustoGalician
  • ज़रा, केवलHindi
  • éppen, csakHungarian
  • նոր, ուղղակի, արդարArmenian
  • jusIdo
  • áðanIcelandic
  • appena, giusto, soloItalian
  • סתםHebrew
  • ばかり, ジャスト, に過ぎない, ところ, 只, 丁度, ただ, 公正Japanese
  • gerechtLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • tikko, tik tikko, gandrīz, tieši, tikaiLatvian
  • heipūMāori
  • праведен, баш, само, штотуку, тукушто, исправен, токмуMacedonian
  • baru, hanya, بارو, cuma, چوما, هاڽMalay
  • gewoon, billijk, net, juist, rechtmatig, correct, nog net, gerechtig, enkel, pas, zojuist, slechts, onlangs, op een haar na, precies, eerlijk, rechtvaardigDutch
  • kun, nettopp, bareNorwegian
  • tʼóóNavajo, Navaho
  • właśnie, tylko, po prostu, dokładnie, sprawiedliwy, dokładnyPolish
  • somente, recém, simplesmente, por pouco, justo, apenas, só, acabar de, bem, recentementePortuguese
  • întocmai, doar, numai, tocmaiRomanian
  • и́менно, правильный, всего́ лишь, то́лько что, то́лько, то́чно, справедливый, как ра́з, едва́, лишь, про́стоRussian
  • tijesno, maloprije, upravo, tek, само, sasvim, samo, skoro, zamalo, baš, potpunoSerbo-Croatian
  • zgòlj, rávnokar, lè, pràvkar, samó, skôrajSlovene
  • precis, nyss, just, rättvis, baraSwedish
  • adiliSwahili
  • adil, adaletliTurkish
  • ذراUrdu
  • 只是Chinese

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