Definitions of due

  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"
  3. directly or exactly; straight; " went due North"
  4. reasonable in the circumstances; " gave my comments due consideration"; " exercising due care"
  5. suitable to or expected in the circumstances; " all due respect"; " due cause to honor them"; " a long due promotion"; " in due course"
  6. scheduled to arrive; " the train is due in 15 minutes"
  7. Owed, as a debt; that ought to be paid or done to or for another; payable; owing and demandable.
  8. Justly claimed as a right or property; proper; suitable; becoming; appropriate; fit.
  9. 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.
  10. Appointed or required to arrive at a given time; as, the steamer was due yesterday.
  11. Owing; ascribable, as to a cause.
  12. Directly; exactly; as, a due east course.
  13. 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.
  14. Right; just title or claim.
  15. To endue.
  16. Owed or owing; payable; suitable to a case; resulting from; proper.
  17. Exactly; directly; as, the ship sailed due west.
  18. That which belongs or may be claimed as a right; that which is owed or required; a custom, toll, tribute, or fee.
  19. Owed: that ought to be paid or done to another: proper: appointed.
  20. Duly.
  21. Owed; proper.
  22. That which is owed, or one has a right to; fee; perquisite.
  23. Owing and demandable; owed; proper; appropriate; fairly to be ascribed.
  24. Scheduled to arrive, as a train.
  25. A debt, or obligation.
  26. Directly; exactly; as, due east.
  27. Owed; that ought to be paid or done to another; proper; becoming; required by the circumstances; exact; owing; that ought to have arrived before a time specified.
  28. Directly, as due east or west.
  29. That which is owed, or that which one contracts to pay or perform; that which law, justice, office, station, social relation, or established rule, requires to be paid or done; that which law or custom requires, as toll, tribute, fees of office, or other legal perquisites; right; just title. Dues, a general term for certain taxes, rates, or payments.
  30. That ought to be paid or done to another; owing to; fit; proper; that ought to arrive at a certain time specified, as a ship or train; exact or exactly, as due east; seasonable; becoming.
  31. That which is owed or may be justly claimed; right; just title; a toll or fee.

Usage examples for due

  1. " That's jest what I'll do, providin' it is possible to get back before the train is due. – Down the Slope by James Otis
  2. There we should be nearly in a line with this place you know of, and can keep due west- that is to say, as nearly due west as the mountains will allow. – The Treasure of the Incas by G. A. Henty
  3. If I could have kept on with Judson three more years I'd have been due for my pension. – The Secret Pact by Mildred A. Wirt
  4. Sire, here it is; I lay it down at your feet with due respect. – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  5. What is the amount due to you? – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  6. She knew that many of the tears that fell were due to some other. – Queechy, Volume II by Elizabeth Wetherell
  7. We are due at the park at twelve. – The-Motor-Girls-on-a-Tour by Penrose, Margaret
  8. I wish you the same and love you the same, but Geddie, being part of you, gets her due part. – The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2) by Frederic G. Kenyon
  9. It is due to- day, as, of course, you know. – Herbert Carter's Legacy by Horatio Alger
  10. It was the same now, possibly due to the fact that she did not hear the call. – The Hunters of the Ozark by Edward S. Ellis
  11. Richard joined the line of the latter, and in due turn found himself at the window, slip in hand. – Richard Dare's Venture by Edward Stratemeyer
  12. There is someone he is keen on and whom he will marry in due course. – Banked Fires by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
  13. On the whole, the General decided that, as Mrs. Talmage Eglinton was not due till the next day, he would say nothing to Alec at present. – The Duke Decides by Headon Hill
  14. It was all due to a foolish mistake." – The Turnstile by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  15. The attack was made in due course, and failed, but that has nothing to do with this story. – By Veldt and Kopje by William Charles Scully
  16. I at once admitted the justice of his remark, and it was finally settled that the house should face due south. – The Big Otter by R.M. Ballantyne
  17. Maybe that's because I'm always due. – Seeing Things at Night by Heywood Broun
  18. On those days she was due home at half- past four or so. – This Is the End by Stella Benson