Due Definition

do͝o, dyo͝o
adjective
Payable immediately or on demand.
American Heritage
Owed or owing as a debt, right, etc.; payable.
The first payment is due.
Webster's New World
Suitable; fitting; proper; usual.
With all due respect, in due time.
Webster's New World
In accord with right, convention, or courtesy; appropriate.
Due esteem; all due respect.
American Heritage
As much as is required; enough; adequate.
Due care.
Webster's New World
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noun
Anything due or owed.
Webster's New World
A charge or fee for membership, as in a club or organization.
American Heritage

That which is owed; debt; that which belongs or may be claimed as a right; whatever custom, law, or morality requires to be done.

Wiktionary

Right; just title or claim.

Wiktionary
adverb
Exactly; directly.
Due west.
Webster's New World
Duly.
American Heritage
A proper or appropriate standard or level, as in due care.
Webster's New World Law
Of a debt, draft, or other financial instrument, that it is payable immediately.
Webster's New World Law
Antonyms:
indirectly
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Other Word Forms of Due

Noun

Singular:
due
Plural:
dues

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Due

Origin of Due

  • From Middle English, from Old French deu (“due”), past participle of devoir (“to owe”), from Latin debere (“to owe”), from de (“from”) + habere (“to have”)

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old French deu past participle of devoir to owe from Latin dēbēre ghabh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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