1. used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting;
- Example: "a just and lasting peace"- A.Lincoln
- Example: "a kind and just man"
- Example: "a just reward"
- Example: "his just inheritance"
2. fair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience;
- Example: "equitable treatment of all citizens"
- Example: "an equitable distribution of gifts among the children"
[syn: equitable, just]
3. free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules;
- Example: "a fair referee"
- Example: "fair deal"
- Example: "on a fair footing"
- Example: "a fair fight"
- Example: "by fair means or foul"
[syn: fair, just]
4. of moral excellence;
- Example: "a genuinely good person"
- Example: "a just cause"
- Example: "an upright and respectable man"
[syn: good, just, upright]
1. and nothing more;
- Example: "I was merely asking"
- Example: "it is simply a matter of time"
- Example: "just a scratch"
- Example: "he was only a child"
- Example: "hopes that last but a moment"
[syn: merely, simply, just, only, but]
2. indicating exactness or preciseness;
- Example: "he was doing precisely (or exactly) what she had told him to do"
- Example: "it was just as he said--the jewel was gone"
- Example: "it has just enough salt"
[syn: precisely, exactly, just]
3. only a moment ago;
- Example: "he has just arrived"
- Example: "the sun just now came out"
[syn: just, just now]
- Example: "I just can't take it anymore"
- Example: "he was just grand as Romeo"
- Example: "it's simply beautiful!"
[syn: just, simply]
5. only a very short time before;
- Example: "they could barely hear the speaker"
- Example: "we hardly knew them"
- Example: "just missed being hit"
- Example: "had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open"
- Example: "would have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave"- W.B.Yeats
[syn: barely, hardly, just, scarcely, scarce]
6. exactly at this moment or the moment described;
- Example: "we've just finished painting the walls, so don't touch them";
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Joust \Joust\ (joust or j[u^]st; 277), v. i. [OE. justen, jousten, OF. jouster, jouster, joster, F. jouter, fr. L. juxta near to, nigh, from the root of jungere to join. See Join, and cf. Jostle.] 1. To engage in mock combat on horseback, as two knights in the lists; to tilt. [Written also just.] [1913 Webster +PJC] For the whole army to joust and tourney. --Holland. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: To engage in a competition involving one-to-one struggle with an opponent. [PJC]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Joust \Joust\, n. [OE. juste, jouste, OF. juste, jouste, joste, F. joute. See Joust, v. i.] 1. A tilting match; a mock combat on horseback between two knights in the lists or inclosed field. [Written also just.] [1913 Webster] Gorgeous knights at joust and tournament. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: Any competition involving one-to-one struggle with an opponent. [PJC]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Just \Just\, a. [F. juste, L. justus, fr. jus right, law, justice; orig., that which is fitting; akin to Skr. yu to join. Cf. Injury, Judge, Jury, Giusto.] [1913 Webster] 1. 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. "O just but severe law!" --Shak. [1913 Webster] There is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not. --Eccl. vii. 20. [1913 Webster] Just balances, just weights, . . . shall ye have. --Lev. xix. 36. [1913 Webster] How should man be just with God? --Job ix. 2. [1913 Webster] We know your grace to be a man. Just and upright. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. [1913 Webster] Just of thy word, in every thought sincere. --Pope. [1913 Webster] The prince is here at hand: pleaseth your lordship To meet his grace just distance 'tween our armies. --Shak. [1913 Webster] He was a comely personage, a little above just stature. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] Fire fitted with just materials casts a constant heat. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] When all The war shall stand ranged in its just array. --Addison. [1913 Webster] Their names alone would make a just volume. --Burton. [1913 Webster] 3. Rendering or disposed to render to each one his due; equitable; fair; impartial; as, just judge. [1913 Webster] Men are commonly so just to virtue and goodness as to praise it in others, even when they do not practice it themselves. --Tillotson. [1913 Webster] Just intonation. (Mus.) (a) The correct sounding of notes or intervals; true pitch. (b) The giving all chords and intervals in their purity or their exact mathematical ratio, or without temperament; a process in which the number of notes and intervals required in the various keys is much greater than the twelve to the octave used in systems of temperament. --H. W. Poole. Syn: Equitable; upright; honest; true; fair; impartial; proper; exact; normal; orderly; regular. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Just \Just\, v. i. [See Joust.] To joust. --Fairfax. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Just \Just\, n. A joust. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Just \Just\, adv. 1. Precisely; exactly; -- in place, time, or degree; neither more nor less than is stated. [1913 Webster] And having just enough, not covet more. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] The god Pan guided my hand just to the heart of the beast. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] To-night, at Herne's oak, just 'twixt twelve and one. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Closely; nearly; almost. [1913 Webster] Just at the point of death. --Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster] 3. Barely; merely; scarcely; only; by a very small space or time; as, he just missed the train; just too late. [1913 Webster] A soft Etesian gale But just inspired and gently swelled the sail. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Just now, the least possible time since; a moment ago. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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