that which is deserved or owed
"give the devil his due"
a payment that is due (e.g., as the price of membership)
"the society dropped him for non-payment of dues"
owed and payable immediately or on demand
"payment is due"
scheduled to arrive
"the train is due in 15 minutes"
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(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"
directly or exactly; straight
"went due North"
Give him his due uE00076691uE001 he is a good actor.
(in plural dues) A membership fee.
The river runs due north for about a mile.
Owed or owing
With all due respect, you're wrong about that.
Having reached the expected, scheduled, or natural time
The baby is just about due.
owed, as a debt; that ought to be paid or done to or for another; payable; owing and demandable
justly claimed as a right or property; proper; suitable; becoming; appropriate; fit
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
appointed or required to arrive at a given time; as, the steamer was due yesterday
owing; ascribable, as to a cause
directly; exactly; as, a due east course
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
right; just title or claim
Origin: [OF. deu, F. d, p. p. of devoir to owe, fr. L. debere. See Debt, Habit, and cf. Duty.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dū, adj. owed: that ought to be paid or done to another: proper: appointed, under engagement to be ready, arrive, &c.—adv. exactly: directly.—n. that which is owed: what one has a right to: perquisite: fee or tribute.—adj. Due′ful (Spens.), proper, fit.—Give the devil his due, to give a fair hearing or fair-play to one of notorious character. [O. Fr. deu, pa.p. of devoir—L. debēre, to owe.]
dū, v.t. (Shak.) to endue.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'DUE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1401
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'DUE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1473
Rank popularity for the word 'DUE' in Adjectives Frequency: #165
The numerical value of DUE in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of DUE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The little trouble in the world that is not due to love is due to friendship.
Most people rust out due to lack of challenge. Few people rust out due to overuse.
30% of fatal road accidents are due to alcohol; therefore 70% are due to people who don't drink!...
God has never denied & can't deny anybody whatever that's due to him/her. Yes, he only delays. But he does pay all in due course i.e. at the right/due time.
It was a challenging year due to external factors beyond our control and internal inefficiencies that need to be addressed, due to the aviation incidents in 2014, our sales performance is also affected in markets like Australia and China.
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Translations for DUE
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- право, дължим, полагаемо, дължимоBulgarian
- mérito, salir de cuentasSpanish
- asiaankuuluva, erääntyvä, asianmukainen, tulollaan, myöhässä, suoraan, erääntynyt, odotettavissa, tunnustus, laskettu aika, maksettava, mukaanFinnish
- due, dûFrench
- inbheach, còirScottish Gaelic
- spodziewany, należnyPolish
- exatamente, devidoPortuguese
- [[подлежать, ожидаемый, точно, должный, подобать, прямо, причитаться, надлежатьRussian
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