1. [syn: just, just now]
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.
And having just enough, not covet more. --Dryden.
The god Pan guided my hand just to the heart of the
beast. --Sir P.
To-night, at Herne's oak, just 'twixt twelve and
2. Closely; nearly; almost.
Just at the point of death. --Sir W.
3. Barely; merely; scarcely; only; by a very small space or
time; as, he just missed the train; just too late.
A soft Etesian gale
But just inspired and gently swelled the sail.
Just now, the least possible time since; a moment ago.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: only a moment ago; "he has just arrived"; "the sun just
now came out" [syn: just, just now]