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- (UK) IPA(key): /djuː/
- Homophone: dew
- (US) enPR: do͞o, IPA(key): /du/
- Rhymes: -uː
- Owed or owing.
He is due four weeks of back pay.
The amount due is just three quid.
The due bills total nearly seven thousand dollars.
He can wait for the amount due him.
With all due respect, you're wrong about that.
- With dirges due, in sad array, / Slow through the churchway path we saw him borne.
- Scheduled; expected.
Rain is due this afternoon.
The train is due in five minutes.
When is your baby due?
- Having reached the expected, scheduled, or natural time.
The baby is just about due.
1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 1, in The China Governess:
- The huge square box, parquet-floored and high-ceilinged, had been arranged to display a suite of bedroom furniture designed and made in the halcyon days of the last quarter of the nineteenth century, when modish taste was just due to go clean out of fashion for the best part of the next hundred years.
- Owing; ascribable, as to a cause.
The dangerously low water table is due to rapidly growing pumping.
- J. D. Forbes
- This effect is due to the attraction of the sun.
1922, Ben Travers, chapter 2, in A Cuckoo in the Nest:
- Mother […] considered that the exclusiveness of Peter's circle was due not to its distinction, but to the fact that it was an inner Babylon of prodigality and whoredom, from which every Kensingtonian held aloof, except on the conventional tip-and-run excursions in pursuit of shopping, tea and theatres.
- On a direct bearing, especialy for the four points of the compass
The town is 5 miles due North of the bridge.
- (owed or owing): needed, owing, to be made, required
- (scheduled, expected): expected, forecast
- (having reached the scheduled or natural time): expected
Terms derived from due
owed or owing, to be paid by the stated time
of an event, scheduled, expected
of public transport, supposed to arrive at the stated time
of a baby, expected to be born at the stated time
of a pregnant woman, due to give birth on the stated date
having reached the expected, scheduled, or natural time
used with compass directions: directly or exactly
due (plural dues)
- Deserved acknowledgment.
- Give him his due — he is a good actor.
2015 January 31, Daniel Taylor, “David Silva seizes point for Manchester City as Chelsea are checked”, in The Guardian (London):
- Chelsea, to give them their due, did start to cut out the defensive lapses as the game went on but they needed to because their opponents were throwing everything at them in those stages and, if anything, seemed encouraged by the message that Mourinho’s Rémy-Cahill switch sent out.
- (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.
- He will give the devil his due.
- Yearly little dues of wheat, and wine, and oil.
- Right; just title or claim.
- The key of this infernal pit by due […] I keep.
Most common English words before 1923 in Project Gutenberg: opportunity · lines · personal · #794: due · Henry · society · boat
- due in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- due in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- due at OneLook Dictionary Search
terms derived from “due”
Declension of due
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| Cardinal : due
Ordinal : secondo
Multiplier : doppio
Distributive : doppiamente
Collective : entrambi
Fractional : mezzo
due m, f (invariable)
due m (invariable)
due f pl
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- “due” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
- “due” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.