2. RELATIVE TIME; Time with reference to an effect or purpose
[Antonyms: lateness; earliness.]
[Nouns] punctuality, promptness,
[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.