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past due

Definition of past due

  1. 1 :  late being paid <The bill is past due.>

  2. 2 :  late arriving <He's past due—it's one o'clock and he was supposed to be here at twelve thirty.>



Word by Word Definitions

pastplay
  1. :  ago

    :  just gone or elapsed

    :  having existed or taken place in a period before the present :  bygone

  1. :  beyond the age for or of

    :  after

    :  at the farther side of :  beyond

  1. :  time gone by

    :  something that happened or was done in the past

    :  the past tense of a language

  1. :  so as to reach and go beyond a point near at hand

  1. :  owed or owing as a debt

    :  owed or owing as a natural or moral right

    :  according to accepted notions or procedures :  appropriate

  1. :  something due or owed: as

    :  something that rightfully belongs to one

    :  a payment or obligation required by law or custom :  debt

  1. :  directly, exactly

    :  duly


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