just

[dส’สŒst]

just Definition

  • 1based on or behaving according to what is morally right and fair
  • 2exactly
  • 3very recently

Using just: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "just" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    It's not just about winning; it's about playing fairly.

  • Example

    I just saw him at the store.

  • Example

    She just finished her homework.

  • Example

    He was just here a minute ago.

just Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using just

  • as a precautionary measure

    Example

    I always carry an umbrella, just in case it rains.

  • exactly what is needed or wanted

    Example

    This hot soup is just the ticket for a cold day.

  • exactly what is needed or wanted

    Example

    After a long day at work, a relaxing bath was just what the doctor ordered.

Origins of just

from Old French 'juste', from Latin 'justus', meaning 'equitable'

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Summary: just in Brief

The term 'just' [dส’สŒst] has three main meanings: (1) based on or behaving according to what is morally right and fair, (2) exactly, and (3) very recently. It can be used as an adjective or adverb, and has synonyms such as 'fair,' 'precisely,' and 'recently.' Examples include 'It's not just about winning; it's about playing fairly.' and 'I just saw him at the store.'

How do native speakers use this expression?