Pronunciation: ( just),[key] —adj. 1. guided by truth, reason, justice, and fairness: We hope to be just in our understanding of such difficult situations. 2. done or made according to principle; equitable; proper: a just reply. 3. based on right; rightful; lawful: a just claim. 4. in keeping with truth or fact; true; correct: a just analysis. 5. given or awarded rightly; deserved, as a sentence, punishment, or reward: a just penalty. 6. in accordance with standards or requirements; proper or right: just proportions. 7. (esp. in Biblical use) righteous.
8. actual, real, or genuine.
—adv. 1. within a brief preceding time; but a moment before: The sun just came out. 2. exactly or precisely: This is just what I mean. 3. by a narrow margin; barely: The arrow just missed the mark. 4. only or merely: He was just a clerk until he became ambitious. 5. actually; really; positively: The weather is just glorious.