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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 just /ˈʤʌst/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Just a.
 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!”
    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 names 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.
 Syn: -- Equitable; upright; honest; true; fair; impartial; proper; exact; normal; orderly; regular.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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)

 Just, v. i.  To joust.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Just, n. A joust.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Joust v. i.
 1. 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: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Joust, n.
 1. 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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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: 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]