- 1 English
- 1.1 Alternative forms
- 1.2 Pronunciation
- 1.3 Etymology 1
- 1.4 Etymology 2
- 1.5 References
- 1.6 Statistics
- 1.7 Anagrams
- 2 Catalan
- 3 Estonian
- 4 Finnish
- 5 Friulian
- 6 German
- 7 Latvian
- 8 Old French
- 9 Romanian
- 10 Swedish
From Middle English juste, from Old French juste, from Latin iūstus (“just, lawful, rightful, true, due, proper, moderate”), from Proto-Italic *jowestos, related to Latin iūs (“law, right”). Compare Scots juist (“just”), Saterland Frisian juust (“just”), West Frisian just (“just”), Dutch juist (“just”), Low German just (“just”), German just (“just”), Danish just (“just”), Swedish just (“just”).
- Factually right, correct; factual.
- It is a just assessment of the facts.
- Rationally right, correct.
- Morally right; upright, righteous, equitable; fair.
- It looks like a just solution at first glance.
- c. 1591, William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part 1, Act , Scene ,
- My lord, we know your grace to be a man
- Just and upright.
- 1611, King James Version of the Bible, Colossians 4:1,
- Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.
- 1901, H. G. Wells, The First Men in the Moon, Chapter 23,
- Looking back over my previously written account of these things, I must insist that I have been altogether juster to Cavor than he has been to me.
- Proper, adequate.
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just (not comparable)
- Only, simply, merely.
- Plant just a few tomatoes, unless you can freeze or dry them.
- He calls it vermilion, but it's just red to me.
1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 8, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
- Philander went into the next room, which was just a lean-to hitched on to the end of the shanty, and came back with a salt mackerel that dripped brine like a rainstorm. Then he put the coffee pot on the stove and rummaged out a loaf of dry bread and some hardtack.
2013 June 8, “The new masters and commanders”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8839, page 52:
- From the ground, Colombo’s port does not look like much. […] But viewed from high up in one of the growing number of skyscrapers in Sri Lanka’s capital, it is clear that something extraordinary is happening: China is creating a shipping hub just 200 miles from India’s southern tip.
- (sentence adverb) Used to reduce the force of an imperative; simply.
- Just follow the directions on the box.
- (speech act) Used to convey a less serious or formal tone
- I just called to say "hi".
- (speech act) Used to show humility.
- Lord, we just want to thank You and praise Your Name.
- (degree) absolutely, positively
- It is just splendid!
- Moments ago, recently.
- They just left, but you may leave a message at the desk.
- By a narrow margin; closely; nearly.
- The fastball just missed my head!
- The piece just might fit.
- Exactly, precisely, perfectly.
- He wants everything just right for the big day.
- John Dryden
- And having just enough, not covet more.
- Sir Philip Sidney
- The god Pan guided my hand just to the heart of the beast.
- William Shakespeare
- To-night, at Herne's oak, just 'twixt twelve and one.
2013 June 22, “Engineers of a different kind”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8841, page 70:
- Private-equity nabobs bristle at being dubbed mere financiers. Piling debt onto companies’ balance-sheets is only a small part of what leveraged buy-outs are about, they insist. Improving the workings of the businesses they take over is just as core to their calling, if not more so. Much of their pleading is public-relations bluster.
just (plural justs)
- just in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- just in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- (elevated) just
- just in Duden online
- to feel (to perceive with one's sense organs)
- just aukstumu, karstumu, sāpes ― to feel cold, heat, pain
- tā, ka nejūt zemi zem kājām ― such that s/he doesn't feel the earth under his/her feet (= very fast)
- to sense
- to palp
- to have a sensation
|INDICATIVE (īstenības izteiksme)||IMPERATIVE
|1st pers. sg.||es||jūtu||jutu||jutīšu||—|
|2nd pers. sg.||tu||jūti||juti||jutīsi||jūti|
|3rd pers. sg.||viņš, viņa||jūt||juta||jutīs||lai jūt|
|1st pers. pl.||mēs||jūtam||jutām||jutīsim||jutīsim|
|2nd pers. pl.||jūs||jūtat||jutāt||jutīsiet,
|3rd pers. pl.||viņi, viņas||jūt||juta||jutīs||lai jūt|
|CONJUNCTIVE (atstāstījuma izteiksme)||PARTICIPLES (divdabji)|
|Present||jūtot||Present Active 1 (Adj.)||jūtošs|
|Past||esot jutis||Present Active 2 (Adv.)||juzdams|
|Future||jutīšot||Present Active 3 (Adv.)||jūtot|
|Imperative||lai jūtot||Present Active 4 (Obj.)||jūtam|
|CONDITIONAL (vēlējuma izteiksme)||Past Active||jutis|
|Past||būtu jutis||Past Passive||justs|
|DEBITIVE (vajadzības izteiksme)||NOMINAL FORMS|
|Indicative||(būt) jājūt||Infinitive (nenoteiksme)||just|
|Conjunctive 1||esot jājūt||Negative Infinitive||nejust|
|Conjunctive 2||jājūtot||Verbal noun||jušana|
- prefixed verbs:
- other derived terms:
- third-person singular past historic of