I. WORDS EXPRESSING ABSTRACT RELATIONS

VI. TIME

2. RELATIVE TIME; Time with reference to an effect or purpose

Punctuality.

[Antonyms: lateness; earliness.]

[Nouns] punctuality, promptness, immediateness.

[Verbs] be prompt, be on time, be in time; arrive on time; be in the nick of time.

[Adjectives] timely, seasonable, in time, punctual, prompt.

[Adverbs] on time, punctually, at the deadline, precisely, exactly; right on time, to the minute; in time; in good time, in military time, in pudding time, in due time; time enough; with no time to spare, by a hair's breadth.

[Phrases] touch and go, not a minute too soon, in the nick of time, just under the wire, get on board before the train leaves the station.

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