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

Synonyms: Adverb

Antonyms: Adjective

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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 These applications would, in theory, be due sometime in early to mid-January, and funding would be dispensed for new grantees in April. Jennifer Gerson, USA TODAY, 9 Oct. 2021 The board then may hear cases months after they are filed and then take weeks after that to decide them, potentially after taxes are due. Eric Heisig, cleveland, 8 Oct. 2021 Federal records do not indicate when the two women are due back in court. Washington Post, 7 Oct. 2021 That's due in large part to the consolidation of the tables, according to Moody's Analytics' report. Michael R. Wickline, Arkansas Online, 6 Oct. 2021 Your broader social network might also be involved in or, to some extent, responsible for this achievement, so be sure to give credit where credit is due. Tarot Astrologers, chicagotribune.com, 3 Oct. 2021 Credit where credit is due, Sony was right to bet on a solo Venom movie. Scott Mendelson, Forbes, 3 Oct. 2021 Callejas is due in court Oct. 5, when it's expected she will be formally charged and have a chance to enter a plea. Jeff Truesdell, PEOPLE.com, 29 Sep. 2021 That was also due in part to the 100 Years’ War, which pitted France against England between 1337 and 1453 and spurred the development of armaments. Eric Niiler, Wired, 29 Sep. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun As Edsall rides off slowly into retirement, give him his due for the good times, but UConn must now leave the past behind and look ahead, even if the future is murkier than ever. Dom Amore, courant.com, 5 Sep. 2021 No need, in the course of a rational argument, to give some figurative devil his due. Garret Keizer, Harper's Magazine, 17 Aug. 2021 Christie acknowledged Spirit's reputation has taken a hit due of the issues. Sam Sweeney, ABC News, 6 Aug. 2021 Poignant though Blum/Cohen may find Benzion’s digest of twentieth-century Jewish catastrophe, The Netanyahus gives Benzion’s scholarship more than its historical due. Noah Kulwin, The New Republic, 24 June 2021 Now gay Black composer Julius Eastman finally gets his due. Los Angeles Times, 24 June 2021 No less than 20 readers reached out to give Musial his due. BostonGlobe.com, 8 May 2021 This is a smart idea, subtly executed in both the text and the performances, and the studio audience didn’t give this sketch its due. Matthew Love, Vulture, 28 Mar. 2021 Or pick up on a later wife, say give Catherine Parr her due or something? Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 30 Nov. 2020

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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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11 Oct 2021

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“Due.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/due. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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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 O'Brien, Mrs. Frisby and the 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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