due: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (d, dy), [key]
- owed at present; having reached the date for payment: This bill is due.
- owing or owed, irrespective of whether the time of payment has arrived: This bill is due next month.
- owing or observed as a moral or natural right.
- rightful; proper; fitting: due care; in due time.
- adequate; sufficient: a due margin for delay.
- under engagement as to time; expected to be ready, be present, or arrive; scheduled: The plane is due at noon.
- The delay was due to heavy traffic.
- attributable to; ascribable to:The delay was due to heavy traffic.
- because of; owing to:All planes are grounded due to fog.
- something that is due, owed, or naturally belongs to someone.
- Usually,a regular fee or charge payable at specific intervals, esp. to a group or organization: membership dues.
- Even though he had once cheated me, I tried to give him his due.
- to give what justice demands; treat fairly:Even though he had once cheated me, I tried to give him his due.
- to credit a disliked or dishonorable person for something that is likable, honorable, or the like.
- to earn respect, a position, or a right by hard work, sacrifice, or experience: She's a famous musician now, but she paid her dues with years of practice and performing in small towns.
- directly or exactly: a due east course.
- due (Thesaurus)