Hypertext Webster Gateway: "just"

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.

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. --

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.

When all The war shall stand ranged in its just
array. -- Addison.

Their named alone would make a just volume. --

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
(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.

To-night, at Herne's oak, just 'twixt twelve and
one. -- Shak.

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. -- 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

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) 1.7 (wn)

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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