from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Acting or arriving exactly at the time appointed; prompt.
- adj. Paid or accomplished at or by the appointed time.
- adj. Precise; exact.
- adj. Confined to or having the nature of a point in space.
- adj. Linguistics Of, related to, or being the verbal aspect that expresses momentary action or action considered as having no temporal duration.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. prompt or on time
- adj. Existing as a point or series of points
- adj. Expressing momentary action that has no duration
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Consisting in a point; limited to a point; unextended.
- adj. Observant of nice points; punctilious; precise.
- adj. Appearing or done at, or adhering exactly to, a regular or an appointed time; precise; prompt.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Consisting of a point; being a point.
- Exact; precise; nice.
- Exact or prompt in action or in the observance of time, the keeping of appointments, engagements, etc.
- Prompt; at the exact or stipulated time: as, punctual payment.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. acting or arriving or performed exactly at the time appointed
View image of page you know, to be punctual, is my motto in all things, the principle, the life-habit whose influence is to modify and control my actions, and which I trust is even now almost indispensable.
The trouble with being punctual is that nobody’s there to appreciate it.
Roxana has always made her payments on time, which explains why she is known as a punctual and responsible person.
The average time to travel from Point Fortin to San Fernando, and vice versa, is approximately two hours in traffic, if the bus is punctual, which is highly unlikely.
They were compassionate, punctual which is a big deal to me, professional and articulate.
People who have no inclination of the word "punctual" piss me off too.
I will either call for you at the theatre, at any time you name, or send for you, "punctual," and have you brought down.
a historically contingent, perhaps altogether arbitrary construct realized vicariously through the aggregate effort of so many self-interested, "punctual" selves — each singular agent understanding his or her project within a world conceived as a value-neutral tabula rasa for an entrepreneurial intelligence.
They actually give good, smiling service, almost punctual actually.
They want their own priest – a quiet man, humble and punctual.