Just

Definition of Just

a.1.
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.
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
a - (Mus.) 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.
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.
v. i.1.To joust.
n.1.A joust.

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