Origin of punctual
Examples from the Web for punctual
Deen is not only punctual, but also professionally courteous to his former co-stars.My Bizarre Night With James Deen, Libertarian Porn Star|Emily Shire|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On the day of the shoot, the crew and I arrived early—Mrs. Cleaver would have wanted us to be punctual!
The Archdeacon was a little late as, I am afraid, he liked to be when he was sure that others would be punctual.The Cathedral|Sir Hugh Walpole
It doesn't matter, but if you had been punctual you wouldn't have had a fright.'In the Year of Jubilee|George Gissing
He is unusually accurate, punctual, lucid; an irrefragable authority on English points.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XVIII. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
Punctual to the appointed hour I walked into Harmony place, a quiet unpretentious street, and open the gate of No. 9.
He was punctual, attentive to details and careful to abide by the measures taken by the legislature.Thomas Jefferson|Gilbert Chinard
British Dictionary definitions for punctual
Word Origin for punctual
Word Origin and History for punctual
c.1400, from Medieval Latin punctualis, from Latin punctus "a pricking" (see point (n.)). Originally "having a sharp point; of the nature of a point;" meaning "prompt" first recorded 1670s, from notion of "insisting on fine points." Related: Punctually.