just now


just now
a) Very close to the present moment.

We do not have that item in stock just now.

b) In a little while. Shortly, which could mean within ten minutes or two hours or at some indeterminate time within the near future.

I was talking to my friend on the phone just now.


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  • Just now — Just Just, adv. 1. Precisely; exactly; in place, time, or degree; neither more nor less than is stated. [1913 Webster] And having just enough, not covet more. Dryden. [1913 Webster] The god Pan guided my hand just to the heart of the beast. Sir P …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • just now — 1) British at the present time Mrs Collins is busy just now, so you ll have to wait. 2) a very short time ago Who spoke just now? When did you see him? Just now, up at the house. I m sorry if I interrupted you just now. What were you saying to… …   English dictionary

  • just now — {adv. phr.} 1. Just at this moment; at this time. * /Mr. Johnson isn t here just now. Will you phone back later? 2./ {informal} A very short time ago; only a moment ago; only a little while ago. * / Where could that boy have gone so quickly? He… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • just now — {adv. phr.} 1. Just at this moment; at this time. * /Mr. Johnson isn t here just now. Will you phone back later? 2./ {informal} A very short time ago; only a moment ago; only a little while ago. * / Where could that boy have gone so quickly? He… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • just\ now — adv. phr. 1. Just at this moment; at this time. Mr. Johnson isn t here just now. Will you phone back later? 2. informal A very short time ago; only a moment ago; only a little while ago. Where could that boy have gone so quickly? He was here just …   Словарь американских идиом

  • just now — adverb only a moment ago (Freq. 1) he has just arrived the sun just now came out • Syn: ↑just …   Useful english dictionary

  • just now — this very moment, a minute ago The accident happened just now. The police haven t even arrived yet …   Idioms and examples

  • just now — a short time ago. I came from a meeting just now where the governor said he would veto the proposed law …   New idioms dictionary

  • just now — just this moment …   English contemporary dictionary

  • just now — South African Slang Origin: Original South African English coinages sometime in the near future, not necessarily immediately. Expresses an intention to act soon, but not necessarily immediately. (as in 20–90 minutes time) …   English dialects glossary


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