due meaning

[ dju: ] Pronunciation:   "due" in a sentence
  • Adjective: due  d(y)oo
    1. Owed and payable immediately or on demand
      "payment is due" 
    2. Scheduled to arrive
      "the train is due in 15 minutes" 
    3. Suitable to or expected in the circumstances
      "all due respect"; "due cause to honour them"; "a long due promotion"; "in due course"; "due esteem"; "exercising due care" 
    4. Capable of being assigned or credited to
      "the cancellation of the concert was due to the rain"
      - ascribable, imputable, referable
    Noun: due  d(y)oo
    1. That which is deserved or owed
      "give the devil his due" 
    2. A payment that is due (e.g., as the price of membership)
      "the society dropped him for non-payment of dues"
    Adverb: due  d(y)oo
    1. Directly or exactly; straight
      "went due North"

    Sounds like: dew, do

    Derived forms: dues

    See also: attributable, callable, cod, collect, collectable, collectible, delinquent, duly, expected, out-of-pocket, overdue, payable, receivable, repayable

    Type of: fixed charge, fixed cost, fixed costs, right

    Antonym: undue

    Encyclopedia: Due Due, owing and unpaid

  • [Business]
    AmE / adjective


    1 [not usually before noun]

    (about a payment or debt) that must be paid immediately or at the time mentioned:

    Payment is due on 1 October.

    The company has $9 billion in debt coming due this year.

    If you miss a repayment the full amount of the loan becomes due and payable.

    The bonds are due 1 September 2006.

    a payment, etc. becomes/comes/falls/is due

    2 [not before noun]

    arranged or expected:

    The committee is due to meet on Tuesday.

    The pipeline is due for completion in January 2006.

    The report is due out (= expected to become available) in September.

    3 [not before noun]

    owed sth; deserving sth:

    I'm still due 15 days' leave.

    She's due for promotion soon.



    in due course

    at the right time and not before:

    Your request will be dealt with in due course.

    in due form (Law )

    in the legally correct way:

    Applications for funding must be submitted in writing in due form.

  • [Medicine]
    adj : 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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  1. the honoured guests took their seats in due order.
  2. the wage due to him will be paid tomorrow.
  3. with all due respect, i disagree completely.
  4. garton is due back in london on the morrow.
  5. opacity is due to crazes in the resin.

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