punctually


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

punc·tu·al

 (pŭngk′cho͞o-əl)
adj.
1. Acting or arriving exactly at the time appointed; prompt.
2. Paid or accomplished at or by the appointed time.
3. Precise; exact.
4. Confined to or having the nature of a point in space.
5. Linguistics Of, related to, or being the verbal aspect that expresses momentary action or action considered as having no temporal duration.

[Middle English, sharp-pointed, from Medieval Latin pūnctuālis, from Latin pūnctum, point, from neuter past participle of pungere, to prick; see pungent.]

punc′tu·al′i·ty (-ăl′ĭ-tē), punc′tu·al·ness (-əl-nĭs) n.
punc′tu·al·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.punctually - at the proper time; "she was duly apprised of the raise"

punctually

adverb promptly, exactly, dead on, sharp, precisely, on time, at the right time, to the minute, bag on (time) (informal) My guests arrived punctually at eight.
Translations
في المَوعِد بالضَّبْط
přesněvčas
stundvíslega
točno

punctually

[ˈpʌŋktjʊəlɪ] ADVpuntualmente, en punto
the bus arrived punctuallyel autobús llegó puntualmente or a la hora
punctually at six o'clocka las seis en punto

punctually

[ˈpʌŋktʃʊəli] adv [arrive, appear, deliver] → ponctuellement
punctually at 6 o'clock → à 6 heures précises
It will start punctually at 6 → Cela commencera à 6 heures précises.

punctually

advpünktlich

punctually

[ˈpʌŋktjʊəlɪ] adv (see adj) → puntualmente, in orario
it will start punctually at 6 → comincerà alle 6 precise or in punto

punctual

(ˈpaŋktʃuəl) adjective
arriving etc on time; not late. Please be punctual for your appointment; She's a very punctual person.
ˌpunctuˈality (-ˈӕ-) noun
ˈpunctually adverb
on time. He arrived punctually.
References in classic literature ?
Several times I repeated that I myself possessed a little, and that I would repay any loan from him punctually, most punctually, and that he might charge me what interest he liked, since I would meet it without fail.
It is of high importance to the peace of America that she observe the laws of nations towards all these powers, and to me it appears evident that this will be more perfectly and punctually done by one national government than it could be either by thirteen separate States or by three or four distinct confederacies.
And he will calmly and punctually act in accordance with his words.
I will come very punctually, my dear Ribby," wrote Duchess; and then at the end she added--"I hope it isn't mouse?
She always collected her half of his pension punctually, and he was always at the haunted house to have a chat with her on these occasions.
Saturday being a holiday, they were going to have the old white horse, drive to North Riverboro three miles away, eat a twelve o'clock dinner with Emma Jane's cousins, and be back at four o'clock punctually.
Knowing that those orders are without appeal, and always punctually executed, I prepared myself to receive the correction I was threatened with, but unexpectedly found the people so charitable as to lend me the money.
Had the States complied punctually with the articles of Confederation, or could their compliance have been enforced by as peaceable means as may be used with success towards single persons, our past experience is very far from countenancing an opinion, that the State governments would have lost their constitutional powers, and have gradually undergone an entire consolidation.
Collins returned most punctually on Monday fortnight, but his reception at Longbourn was not quite so gracious as it had been on his first introduction.
We got away punctually, and in the course of an hour and a half arrived at the town of Annunciation.
He began to forget the presence of God which had seemed so surrounding; and his religious exercises, still very punctually performed, grew merely formal.
Bateson--appointed to chop Frank's bed-place into firing--appeared punctually with his ax.