just adverb Meaning in Cambridge Learner Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "just" - Learner English Dictionary

See all translations

just

adverb
 
 
strong /dʒʌst/ weak /dʒəst/
ONLY B1 only: I'll just have a small piece. He just wants to win. The film is not just about love.Merely and barelyAlmost
RECENTLY A2 a very short time ago: I've just been on a trip to France. We've only just begun.In the past
EMPHASIS B1 used to emphasize something you say: I just can't bear it!Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions
ALMOST NOT UK B1 almost not: This dress only just fits.Merely and barelyAlmost
EXACTLY B1 exactly: Tim looks just like his father. This carpet would be just right for my bedroom.Accurate and exact
ALMOST NOW A2 now or very soon: The film is just beginning. I'm just coming!NowIn the future and soon
just before/over/under, etc B1 a little before/over/under, etc something else: It costs just over $10. She left just before Michael.Small in number and quantity
just about B1 almost: I think I've remembered just about everything.AlmostMerely and barely
be just about to do sth B1 to be going to do something very soon: I was just about to phone you.In the future and soon
just as bad/good/tall, etc (as sb/sth) B1 equally bad/good/tall, etc: He's just as talented as his brother.Similar and the sameDescribing people with the same qualities
I/you/we, etc will just have to do sth used to say that there is nothing else someone can do: You'll just have to wait.Inevitable
just as B2 at the same time as: She woke up just as we got there.Simultaneous and consecutiveOrder and sequence
it's just as well used to say that it is lucky that something happened: It's just as well we brought an umbrella. →  See also just the job Good luck and bad luck
(Definition of just adverb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “just” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
athlete

a person who is very good at sports or physical exercise, especially one who competes in organized events

Word of the Day

When’s dinner? (Words for different meals)
When’s dinner? (Words for different meals)
by Kate Woodford,
July 22, 2015
Here at ‘About Words’ we’re always happy to get ideas for posts that we could write. A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on the language of meals and we thought this an excellent idea. If you are reading this post and have an idea for a topic or

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More