punctual

  • 1 punctual — PUNCTUÁL, Ă, punctuali, e, adj. 1. (Despre oameni) Care este exact, care respectă întocmai termenul sau momentul fixat. ♦ (Adverbial) La timp, cu punctualitate. 2. (Despre verbe) Care arată că acţiunea se petrece într un singur moment. [pr.: tu… …

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  • 2 Punctual — Punc tu*al, a. [F. ponctuel (cf. Sp. puntual, It. puntuale), from L. punctum point. See {Point}.] 1. Consisting in a point; limited to a point; unextended. [R.] This punctual spot. Milton. [1913 Webster] The theory of the punctual existence of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 punctual — punc‧tu‧al [ˈpʌŋktʆuəl] adjective arriving, happening, or being done at exactly the time that was arranged: • She s always very punctual for her appointments. punctually adverb : • The court session started punctually at 9:00 am. * * * punctual… …

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  • 4 punctual — I adjective accurate, ad tempus advenire, attentive, conscientious, dependable, diligent, early, exact, exacting, expeditious, fussy, meticulous, minutely correct, never late, on schedule, on time, precise, prompt, properly timed, ready, regular …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 punctual — c.1400, from M.L. punctualis (early 13c.), from L. punctus a pricking (see POINT (Cf. point)). Originally having a sharp point; meaning prompt first recorded 1670s, from notion of insisting on fine points …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 punctual — punctilious, meticulous, scrupulous, Careful Analogous words: *quick, prompt, ready: precise, Correct, nice, right …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 punctual — [adj] on time accurate, careful, conscientious, conscionable, constant, cyclic, dependable, early, exact, expeditious, fussy, heedful, in good time*, meticulous, on schedule, on the button*, on the dot*, on the nose*, painstaking, particular,… …

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  • 8 punctual — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ happening or keeping to the appointed time. DERIVATIVES punctuality noun punctually adverb. ORIGIN Latin punctualis, from punctum a point …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 punctual — [puŋk′cho͞o əl] adj. [ME < ML punctualis < L punctus, a POINT] 1. of, like, or drawn into a single point 2. carefully observant of an appointed time; on time; prompt 3. archaic var. of PUNCTILIOUS punctuality [puŋk′cho͞oal′ə tē] n.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 punctual — 01. He was always very [punctual], so we knew something was wrong when he still hadn t shown up ten minutes into the meeting. 02. As your teacher, I expect you to be in class every day, and I expect you to be [punctual]. The class starts at 8:30 …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 11 punctual — adj. punctual in (punctual in paying one s rent) * * * [ pʌŋktʃʊəl] punctual in (punctual in paying one s rent) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 punctual — punc|tu|al [ˈpʌŋktʃuəl] adj formal [Date: 1300 1400; : Medieval Latin; Origin: punctualis, from Latin punctum; POINT1] arriving, happening, or being done at exactly the time that has been arranged = ↑on time ▪ She s always very punctual for… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 punctual — punc|tu|al [ pʌŋktʃuəl ] adjective arriving or happening at the time agreed on: Mrs. Marsh liked her guests to be punctual. We expect punctual payment of all bills. ╾ punc|tu|al|i|ty [ ,pʌŋktʃu æləti ] noun uncount: This student s attendance and… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 punctual — [[t]pʌ̱ŋktʃuəl[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you are punctual, you do something or arrive somewhere at the right time and are not late. He s always very punctual. I ll see if he s here yet. Derived words: punctually ADV GRADED usu ADV with v My guest… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 punctual — adjective arriving, happening etc at exactly the time that has been arranged: She s always very punctual for appointments. | the punctual payment of invoices punctually adverb: The meeting began punctually at nine o clock. punctuality noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 punctual — UK [ˈpʌŋktʃuəl] / US adjective arriving or happening at the time agreed on Mrs Marsh liked her guests to be punctual. We expect punctual payment of bills. Derived words: punctuality UK [ˌpʌŋktʃuˈælətɪ] / US noun uncountable This student s… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 punctual — /ˈpʌŋktʃuəl / (say pungkchoohuhl) adjective 1. strictly observant of an appointed or regular time; not late. 2. prompt, as an action; made at an appointed or regular time: punctual payment. 3. of or relating to a point: punctual coordinates (the… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 punctual — punctually, adv. punctualness, n. /pungk chooh euhl/, adj. 1. strictly observant of an appointed or regular time; not late; prompt. 2. made, occurring, etc., at the scheduled or proper time: punctual payment. 3. pertaining to or of the nature of… …

    Universalium

  • 19 punctual — adjective she liked her guests to be punctual Syn: on time, prompt, on schedule, in (good) time; informal on the dot Ant: late …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 20 punctual — [ˈpʌŋktʃuəl] adj someone who is punctual arrives at the time that they should arrive at punctuality [ˌpʌŋktʃuˈæləti] noun [U] punctually adv …

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