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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}.] 
  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. 
 
  There  is  not  a  just  man  upon  earth,  that  doeth  good, 
  and  sinneth  not  --  Eccl.  vii. 
  20. 
 
  Just  balances,  just  weights,  .  .  .  shall  ye  have  -- 
  Lev.  xix.  36. 
 
  How  should  man  be  just  with  God?  --  Job  ix  2. 
 
  We  know  your  grace  to  be  a  man.  Just  and  upright.  -- 
  Shak. 
 
  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. 
 
  Just  of  thy  word  in  every  thought  sincere.  --  Pope. 
 
  The  prince  is  here  at  hand:  pleaseth  your  lordship 
  To  meet  his  grace  just  distance  'tween  our  armies. 
  --  Shak. 
 
  He  was  a  comely  personage,  a  little  above  just 
  stature.  --Bacon. 
 
  Fire  fitted  with  just  materials  casts  a  constant 
  heat.  --  Jer. 
  Taylor. 
 
  When  all  The  war  shall  stand  ranged  in  its  just 
  array.  --  Addison. 
 
  Their  named  alone  would  make  a  just  volume.  -- 
  Burton. 
 
  3.  Rendering  or  disposed  to  render  to  each  one  his  due; 
  equitable;  fair;  impartial;  as  just  judge. 
 
  Men  are  commonly  so  just  to  virtue  and  goodness  as 
  to  praise  it  in  others  even  when  they  do  not 
  practice  it  themselves.  --Tillotson. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
  Sidney. 
 
  To-night,  at  Herne's  oak,  just  'twixt  twelve  and 
  one  --  Shak. 
 
  2.  Closely;  nearly;  almost. 
 
  Just  at  the  point  of  death.  --  Sir  W. 
  Temple. 
 
  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.  --  Dryden. 
 
  {Just  now},  the  least  possible  time  since;  a  moment  ago. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Just  \Just\,  v.  i.  [See  {Joust}.] 
  To  joust.  --Fairfax. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Just  \Just\,  n. 
  A  joust.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Joust  \Joust\,  n.  [OE.  juste,  jouste,  OF  juste,  jouste,  joste, 
  F.  joute.  See  {Joust},  v.  i.] 
  A  tilting  match;  a  mock  combat  on  horseback  between  two 
  knights  in  the  lists  or  inclosed  field.  [Written  also 
  {just}.] 
 
  Gorgeous  knights  at  joust  and  tournament.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Joust  \Joust\,  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}.] 
  To  engage  in  mock  combat  on  horseback,  as  two  knights  in  the 
  lists;  to  tilt.  [Written  also  {just}.] 
 
  For  the  whole  army  to  joust  and  tourney.  --Holland. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  just 
  adj  1:  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"  [ant:  {unjust}] 
  2:  implying  justice  dictated  by  reason,  conscience,  and  a 
  natural  sense  of  what  is  fair  to  all  "equitable  treatment 
  of  all  citizens";  "an  equitable  distribution  of  gifts 
  among  the  children"  [syn:  {equitable}]  [ant:  {inequitable}] 
  3:  free  from  favoritism  or  self-interest  or  bias  or  deception; 
  or  conforming  with  established  standards  or  rules  "a  fair 
  referee;  "fair  deal";  "on  a  fair  footing";  "a  fair  fight"; 
  "by  fair  means  or  foul"  [syn:  {fair}]  [ant:  {unfair}] 
  4:  of  moral  excellence;  "a  genuinely  good  person";  "a  just 
  cause";  "an  upright  and  respectable  man";  "the  life  of  the 
  nation  is  secure  only  while  the  nation  is  honest, 
  truthful,  and  virtuous"-  Frederick  Douglass  [syn:  {good}, 
  {upright},  {virtuous}] 
  adv  1:  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"  [syn:  {merely}, 
  {simply},  {only},  {but}] 
  2:  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" 
  [syn:  {precisely},  {exactly}] 
  3:  only  a  moment  ago;  "he  has  just  arrived";  "the  sun  just  now 
  came  out"  [syn:  {just  now}] 
  4:  (intensifier)  absolutely;  "I  just  can't  take  it  anymore"; 
  "he  was  just  grand  as  Romeo";  "it's  simply  beautiful!" 
  [syn:  {simply}] 
  5:  by  a  small  margin;  "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  [syn:  {barely},  {hardly},  {scarcely},  {scarce}] 




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