Due meaning

do͝o, dyo͝o
In accord with right, convention, or courtesy; appropriate.

Due esteem; all due respect.

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The definition of due is something that has to be paid or is expected.

An example of due is a monthly mortgage payment.

An example of due is when a baby is expected to arrive.

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Due is defined as something that is deserved or needs to be paid.

An example of due is respect that has been earned.

An example of due is membership fees.

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Owed as a debt; owing.

The amount still due.

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Payable immediately or on demand.
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Meeting special requirements; sufficient.

We have due cause to honor them.

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Capable of being attributed.
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Something owed or deserved.

You finally received your due.

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A charge or fee for membership, as in a club or organization.
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Straight; directly.

Go due west.

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Duly.
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Owed or owing as a debt, right, etc.; payable.

The first payment is due.

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Suitable; fitting; proper; usual.

With all due respect, in due time.

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As much as is required; enough; adequate.

Due care.

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Expected or scheduled to arrive or be ready; timed for a certain hour or date.

The plane is due at 6:30 p.m.

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Exactly; directly.

Due west.

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Anything due or owed.
  • Deserved recognition.
    To give a man his due.
  • Fees, taxes, or other charges.
    Membership dues.
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A proper or appropriate standard or level, as in due care.
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Of a debt, draft, or other financial instrument, that it is payable immediately.
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Owed or owing.

He is due four weeks of back pay.

The amount due is just three quid.

The due bills total nearly seven thousand dollars.

He can wait for the amount due him.

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Appropriate.

With all due respect, you're wrong about that.

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Scheduled; expected.

Rain is due this afternoon.

The train is due in five minutes.

When is your baby due?

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Having reached the expected, scheduled, or natural time.

The baby is just about due.

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Owing; ascribable, as to a cause.

The dangerously low water table is due to rapidly growing pumping.

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(used with compass directions) Directly; exactly.

The river runs due north for about a mile.

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Deserved acknowledgment.

Give him his due — he is a good actor.

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(in plural dues) A membership fee.
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That which is owed; debt; that which belongs or may be claimed as a right; whatever custom, law, or morality requires to be done.
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Right; just title or claim.
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become due
  • To become payable as previously arranged.
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due to
  • Caused by; resulting from.
    An omission due to oversight.
  • Because of.
    The name was omitted due to oversight.
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pay one's dues
  • To earn certain rights, privileges, etc. as because of one's accomplishments or struggles.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of due

  • 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

  • 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