(adjective) owed and payable immediately or on demand; “payment is due”


(adjective) suitable to or expected in the circumstances; “all due respect”; “due cause to honor them”; “a long due promotion”; “in due course”; “due esteem”; “exercising due care”

ascribable, due, imputable, referable

(adjective) capable of being assigned or credited to; “punctuation errors ascribable to careless proofreading”; “the cancellation of the concert was due to the rain”; “the oversight was not imputable to him”


(adjective) scheduled to arrive; “the train is due in 15 minutes”


(adverb) directly or exactly; straight; “went due North”


(noun) that which is deserved or owed; “give the devil his due”


(noun) a payment that is due (e.g., as the price of membership); “the society dropped him for non-payment of dues”

Source: WordNet® 3.1



due (comparative more due, superlative most due)

Owed or owing.

Synonyms: needed, owing, to be made, required


Scheduled; expected.

Synonyms: expected, forecast

Having reached the expected, scheduled, or natural time.

Synonym: expected

Owing; ascribable, as to a cause.

On a direct bearing, especially for the four points of the compass


due (comparative more due, superlative most due)

(used with compass directions) Directly; exactly.


due (plural dues)

Deserved acknowledgment.

(in plural dues) A membership fee.

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

Right; just title or claim.


• light due


• Deu., edu

Proper noun

Due (plural Dues)

A surname.


• According to the 2010 United States Census, Due is the 18354th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 1509 individuals. Due is most common among White (82.31%) individuals.


• Deu., edu

Source: Wiktionary

Due, a. Etym: [OF. deu, F. dû, p. p. of devoir to owe, fr. L. debere. See Debt, Habit, and cf. Duty.]

1. Owed, as a debt; that ought to be paid or done to or for another; payable; owing and demandable.

2. Justly claimed as a right or property; proper; suitable; becoming; appropriate; fit. Her obedience, which is due to me. Shak. With dirges due, in sad array, Slow through the churchway path we saw him borne. Gray.

3. Such as (a thing) ought to be; fulfilling obligation; proper; lawful; regular; appointed; sufficient; exact; as, due process of law; due service; in due time.

4. Appointed or required to arrive at a given time; as, the steamer was due yesterday.

5. Owing; ascribable, as to a cause. This effect is due to the attraction of the sun. J. D. Forbes.

Due, adv.

Definition: Directly; exactly; as, a due east course.

Due, n.

1. That which is owed; debt; that which one contracts to pay, or do, to or for another; that which belongs or may be claimed as a right; whatever custom, law, or morality requires to be done; a fee; a toll. He will give the devil his due. Shak. Yearly little dues of wheat, and wine, and oil. Tennyson.

2. Right; just title or claim. The key of this infernal pit by due . . . I keep. Milton.

Due, v. t.

Definition: To endue. [Obs.] Shak.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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(verb) cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., ‘keep clean’; “hold in place”; “She always held herself as a lady”; “The students keep me on my toes”

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