American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Payable immediately or on demand.
- adj. Owed as a debt; owing: the amount still due.
- adj. In accord with right, convention, or courtesy; appropriate: due esteem; all due respect.
- adj. Meeting special requirements; sufficient: We have due cause to honor them.
- adj. Expected or scheduled, especially appointed to arrive: Their plane is due in 15 minutes.
- adj. Expected to give birth.
- adj. Anticipated; looked for: a long due promotion.
- adj. Expecting or ready for something as part of a normal course or sequence: We're due for some rain. This batter is due for another hit.
- adj. Capable of being attributed. See Usage Note at due to.
- n. Something owed or deserved: You finally received your due.
- n. A charge or fee for membership, as in a club or organization.
- adv. Straight; directly: Go due west.
- adv. Archaic Duly.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Owed; payable as an obligation; that may be demanded” as a debt: as, the interest falls due next month.
- Owing by right of circumstances or condition; that ought to be given or rendered; proper to be conferred or devoted: as, to receive one with due honor or courtesy.
- According to requirement or need; suitable to the case; determinate; settled; exact: as, he arrived in due time or course.
- That is to be expected or looked for; under engagement as to time; promised: as, the train is due at noon; he is due in New York tomorrow.
- Owing; attributable, as to a cause or origin; assignable: followed by to: as, the delay was due to an accident.
- In law:
- Owing, irrespective of whether the time of payment has arrived: as, money is said to be due to creditors although not yet payable.
- Presently payable; already matured: as, a note is said to be due on the third day of grace.
- n. That which is owed; that which is required by an obligation of any kind, as by contract, by law, or by official, social, or religious relations, etc.; a debt; an obligation.
- n. Specifically.
- n. Any toll, tribute, fee, orother legal exaction: as, custora-house dues; excise dues.
- n. Right; just title.
- Directly; exactly: only with reference to the points of the compass: as, a due east course.
- To endue; endow.
- adj. Owed or owing
- adj. Appropriate.
- adj. Scheduled; expected.
- adj. Having reached the expected, scheduled, or natural time
- adv. used with compass directions Directly; exactly.
- n. Deserved acknowledgment.
- n. A membership fee.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Owed, as a debt; that ought to be paid or done to or for another; payable; owing and demandable.
- adj. Justly claimed as a right or property; proper; suitable; becoming; appropriate; fit.
- adj. Such as (a thing) ought to be; fulfilling obligation; proper; lawful; regular; appointed; sufficient; exact.
- adj. Appointed or required to arrive at a given time.
- adj. Owing; ascribable, as to a cause.
- adv. Directly; exactly.
- n. 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.
- n. Right; just title or claim.
- v. obsolete To endue.
- adj. scheduled to arrive
- adv. directly or exactly; straight.
- adj. suitable to or expected in the circumstances
- adj. capable of being assigned or credited to
- n. a payment that is due (e.g., as the price of membership)
- n. that which is deserved or owed
- adj. owed and payable immediately or on demand
- From Middle English, from Old French deu ("due"), past participle of devoir ("to owe"), from Latin debere ("to owe"), from de ("from") + habere ("to have") (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French deu, past participle of devoir, to owe, from Latin dēbēre. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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