due

adjective
\ ˈdü How to pronounce due (audio) , ˈdyü\

Definition of due

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : owed or owing as a debt is due a full week's pay
2a : owed or owing as a natural or moral right finally got the recognition she was due give credit where credit is due everyone's right to dissent … is due the full protection of the Constitution— Nat Hentoff
b : according to accepted notions or procedures : appropriate with all due respect
3a : satisfying or capable of satisfying a need, obligation, or duty : adequate giving the matter due attention
b : regular, lawful due proof of loss
4 : capable of being attributed : ascribable used with to this advance is partly due to a few men of genius— A. N. Whitehead
5 : having reached the date at which payment is required : payable the rent is due
6 : required or expected in the prescribed, normal, or logical course of events : scheduled The train is due at noon. When is the baby due? also : expected to give birth has a friend who is due in April

due

noun

Definition of due (Entry 2 of 3)

: something due (see due entry 1) or owed: such as
a : something that rightfully belongs to one give him his due
b : a payment or obligation required by law or custom : debt
c dues plural : fees, charges membership dues

due

adverb

Definition of due (Entry 3 of 3)

1 : directly, exactly due north
2 obsolete : duly

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Other Words from due

Adjective

dueness noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for due

Synonyms: Adjective

mature

Synonyms: Adverb

exactly, full, just, precisely, right, sharp, smack-dab, squarely

Antonyms: Adjective

undue

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Examples of due in a Sentence

Adjective

My wife is due in three weeks. The bill is due at the end of the month. The balance is now due. The amount due is 45 dollars.

Noun

Dues are increasing this year. Workers are required to join the union and pay dues. He deserves to be given his due.

Adverb

the island lies due south of the headland a plane flying due east
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Recommendations are due by the end of the year, in time for debate during the 2020 legislative session. al, "Maryland’s medical cannabis industry expands amid talk of legalization," 8 Sep. 2019 Recommendations are due by the end of the year, in time for debate during the 2020 legislative session. Erin Cox, Washington Post, "Amid talk of legalization, Maryland’s medical cannabis industry expands," 8 Sep. 2019 Chief financial officer Allen Shim said on a call with analysts Wednesday that the yearly loss will be due in part to an increase in sales and marketing expenses. Clare Duffy, CNN, "Slack's stock falls 15% after first earnings report since going public," 4 Sep. 2019 The phone bill, credit card bill, PG&E bill — everything was due. San Francisco Chronicle, "Rashad Armstead fills a bag of French fries at his restaurant, Grammie's Down-Home Chicken, in Oakland.," 30 Aug. 2019 With roster cuts due by 4 p.m. Saturday, the Lions stand to have about 40% turnover from last year’s 53-man roster, and most of the new faces are rookies or players who played under Patricia in past seasons. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "Bob Quinn: Lions will make 'great progress' in Year 2 under Matt Patricia," 29 Aug. 2019 Upton responded the fashion company is due for a wake-up call. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, "Kate Upton says Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is 'a snoozefest,' talks unretouched photos," 19 Aug. 2019 After eight months in Afghanistan, Don was due for a break to go home. M.a.c. Lynch, courant.com, "Love story: An internet chat room brings two cultures together and a marriage blossoms," 18 Aug. 2019 Creative Strategies' Bajarin said that revenue gains from AirPods is due in no small part to a huge numbers of iPhone users who can quickly pair the earbuds with their phones for listening to music and making calls. Don Reisinger, Fortune, "Apple’s AirPods Business Is Bigger Than You Think," 6 Aug. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The sharecroppers started meeting in churches to collect fees and dues for a lawyer and to organize. Lateshia Beachum, Washington Post, "A massacre of blacks haunted this Arkansas city. Then a memorial tree was cut down.," 30 Aug. 2019 The foundation threatened litigation against Ohio and 19 other states in July 2018, shortly after the Supreme Court’s ruling, if officials in those states didn’t immediately cease collecting union dues from non-union public employees’ paychecks. Eric Heisig, cleveland.com, "Right-to-work group sues Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, union to help state workers who don’t want to pay dues," 28 Aug. 2019 Today, the Supreme Court is positioned to advance the right’s war on solidarity through further attacks on labor unions, following the recent Janus decision, which took aim at the ability of unions to collect dues. Astra Taylor, The New Republic, "One for All," 26 Aug. 2019 The city had no knowledge that an organization in the neighborhood was still collecting dues in the name of the HOA, Stringfellow said. Dallas News, "Lancaster woman shot in fight over dues for HOA that no longer officially exists," 6 Aug. 2019 Not only is there an issue of dues and membership fees, some local kids’ sports teams are going to have to relocate to a new space to practice and compete. Akira Kyles, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "With Four Seasons set to close in Hampstead, local sports programs face task of finding new home," 1 Aug. 2019 The rule will prohibit states from automatically collecting dues from home-care workers’ paychecks. Kris Maher, WSJ, "New Rule to Test Union Membership, Finances," 3 July 2019 Today, the privilege of hobnobbing with Trump as a member reportedly involves a $200,000 (up from the pre-election rate of $100,000) initiation fee plus yearly dues of $14,000 and annual food minimum of $2,000. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "All of Donald Trump's Houses, in Photos," 15 Aug. 2017 The following season Thielen made the 53-man roster and after paying his dues as a special-teams ace, started to emerge as a legitimate NFL receiver. Dane Mizutani, Twin Cities, "‘I wouldn’t be in the NFL’: Vikings weigh in on ‘Catch-22’ of shortening preseason," 28 Aug. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

Worried that vendors would become anxious over what would happen to the company next year, as big loans began to come due, David’s decided to open discussions with lenders now, according to court papers. Peg Brickley, WSJ, "David’s Bridal Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection," 19 Nov. 2018 The Sears notes coming due on Oct. 15 traded Tuesday morning at 87 cents on the dollar, according to MarketAxess. Suzanne Kapner, WSJ, "Sears Adds Restructuring Expert to Its Board," 9 Oct. 2018 Those bills are coming due, and Turkish borrowers, like those in other developing countries, may not have the dollars and euros to pay them back. David J. Lynch, The Seattle Times, "Global debt soars, along with fears of crisis ahead," 4 Sep. 2018 Turnbull called the vote at a meeting of conservative Liberal Party lawmakers as speculation mounted about his support within the government, which is gearing up for a general election due early next year. Rod Mcguirk, Fox News, "Australian ministers resign after leader survives challenge," 21 Aug. 2018 Moody’s Investor Service downgraded Tesla’s debt into junk territory back in March, warning that Tesla won’t have cash to cover $3.7 billion for normal operations, capital expenses and debt that comes due early next year. Washington Post, "Tesla makes 5,000 Model 3s per week, but can it continue?," 2 July 2018 Moody’s Investor Service downgraded Tesla’s debt into junk territory back in March, warning that Tesla won’t have cash to cover $3.7 billion for normal operations, capital expenses and debt that comes due early next year. Washington Post, "Tesla makes 5,000 Model 3s per week, but can it continue?," 2 July 2018 Moody’s Investor Service downgraded Tesla’s debt into junk territory back in March, warning that Tesla won’t have cash to cover $3.7 billion for normal operations, capital expenses and debt that comes due early next year. Washington Post, "Tesla makes 5,000 Model 3s per week, but can it continue?," 2 July 2018 Moody’s Investor Service downgraded Tesla’s debt into junk territory back in March, warning that Tesla won’t have cash to cover $3.7 billion for normal operations, capital expenses and debt that comes due early next year. Washington Post, "Tesla makes 5,000 Model 3s per week, but can it continue?," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of due

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Adverb

1582, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for due

Adjective, Noun, and Adverb

Middle English, from Anglo-French deu, past participle of dever to owe, from Latin debēre — more at debt

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The first known use of due was in the 14th century

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More Definitions for due

due

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of due

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: required or expected to happen : expected to be in a particular place at a particular time
: expected to be born
: expected to give birth

due

noun

English Language Learners Definition of due (Entry 2 of 3)

: a regular payment that you make to be a member of an organization
: something that someone should be given : something that a person has earned

due

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of due (Entry 3 of 3)

: directly or exactly

due

adjective
\ ˈdü How to pronounce due (audio) , ˈdyü\

Kids Definition of due

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : required or expected to happen or be done This assignment is due tomorrow.
2 : owed or deserved Payment is due. Treat your teacher with due respect.
3 : in a proper or necessary amount I will give your idea due consideration.
due to
: because of “The common rat is highly valued … due to his toughness …”— Robert C. O'Brien, Rats of NIMH

due

noun

Kids Definition of due (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : something that should be given Give the man his due, he's a fighter.
2 dues plural : a regular or legal charge or fee

due

adverb

Kids Definition of due (Entry 3 of 3)

: directly sense 1 due north

due

adjective
\ ˈd(y)ü How to pronounce due (audio) \

Medical Definition of due

: expected to be born in the normal course of events the baby is due in November also : expected to give birth she's due this month

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due

adjective

Legal Definition of due

1a : satisfying or capable of satisfying an obligation, duty, or requirement under the law the buyer's due performance under the contract due proof of loss
b : proper under the law obstructing due administration of justice
2 : capable of being attributed used with to any loss due to neglect
3a : having reached the date at which payment is required : payable
b : owed though not yet required to be paid

History and Etymology for due

Old French deu, past participle of devoir to owe, from Latin debere

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