Definitions for DUEdu, dyu

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

due*du, dyu(adj.)

  1. owing or owed: immediately owed:

    This bill is due next month.

    This bill is due.

  2. owing or observed as a moral or natural right.

  3. rightful; proper; fitting:

    in due time.

  4. adequate; sufficient:

    a due margin for delay.

  5. expected to be ready, be present, or arrive; scheduled:

    The plane is due at noon.

  6. (n.)something that is owed or naturally belongs to someone.

  7. Usu., dues. a regular fee payable at specific intervals, esp. to a group or organization:

    membership dues.

  8. (adv.)directly or exactly:

    a due east course.

  9. Obs. duly.

Idioms for due:

  1. due to, attributable to; ascribable to. because of; owing to:

    absence from school due to illness.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Idiom

  2. give someone his or her due, to treat someone fairly. to acknowledge someone's unexpectedly positive behavior.

    Category: Idiom

  3. in due course,in the natural order of events; eventually.

    Category: Idiom

  4. pay one's dues,to earn respect by working hard and accumulating experience.

    Category: Idiom

* Usage: due to as a compound preposition meaning “because of, owing to” has been in idiomatic use since the 14th century. Some object to this use on the grounds that due is historically an adjective, to be used predicatively: The explosion was due to a gas leak. Nevertheless, prepositional use of due to is standard in all varieties of speech and writing.

Origin of due:

1275–1325; ME < AF; MF deu, ptp. of devoir < L dēbēre to owe; see debt


Princeton's WordNet

  1. due(noun)

    that which is deserved or owed

    "give the devil his due"

  2. due(adj)

    a payment that is due (e.g., as the price of membership)

    "the society dropped him for non-payment of dues"

  3. due(adj)

    owed and payable immediately or on demand

    "payment is due"

  4. due(p)(adj)

    scheduled to arrive

    "the train is due in 15 minutes"

  5. due(adj)

    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"

  6. ascribable, due, imputable, referable(adverb)

    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"

  7. due(adverb)

    directly or exactly; straight

    "went due North"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. due(adjective)du, dyu

    because of, or as a result of

    The game was cancelled due to bad weather.

  2. duedu, dyu

    expected to happen or be done

    Payment is due in thirty days.; When is the bridge due to be finished?

  3. duedu, dyu

    the time when sth is expected to happen or be done

    the due date for our history paper

  4. duedu, dyu

    deserved by sb or appropriate for sth

    I showed him the respect he was due.

  5. duedu, dyu

    indicates that you are respectfully disagreeing with sb

    With all due respect, Senator, that is not true.

  6. duedu, dyu

    later, at the appropriate time

    It will be taken care of in due course.

  7. due(adverb)du, dyu

    directly toward the north, south, etc.

    a plane flying due east


  1. due(Noun)

    Deserved acknowledgment.

    Give him his due uE00076691uE001 he is a good actor.

  2. due(Noun)

    (in plural dues) A membership fee.

  3. due(Adverb)

    Directly; exactly.

    The river runs due north for about a mile.

  4. due(Adjective)

    Owed or owing

  5. due(Adjective)


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

  6. due(Adjective)

    Scheduled; expected.

  7. due(Adjective)

    Having reached the expected, scheduled, or natural time

    The baby is just about due.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Due(adj)

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

  2. Due(adj)

    justly claimed as a right or property; proper; suitable; becoming; appropriate; fit

  3. Due(adj)

    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. Due(adj)

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

  5. Due(adj)

    owing; ascribable, as to a cause

  6. Due(adverb)

    directly; exactly; as, a due east course

  7. Due(noun)

    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

  8. Due(noun)

    right; just title or claim

  9. Due(verb)

    to endue


  1. DNA unwinding element

    A DNA unwinding element, frequently abbreviated to DUE and on occasion DNAUE, is an enzyme complex that can be found during DNA synthesis at the origin of replication and is the initiation site for the opening of the double helix structure. It is A-T rich and denatures easily due to its low helical stability, which allows the single-strand region to be recognized by Origin Recognition Complex.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DUE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1401

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DUE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1473

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DUE' in Adjectives Frequency: #165

Anagrams of DUE

  1. Deu.

Translations for DUE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary



I think I'm still due some pay; Our thanks are due to the doctor.

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