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Meaning of DUE

Pronunciation:  doo

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  that which is deserved or owed; "give the devil his due"
  2. [n]  a payment that is due (e.g., as the price of membership); "the society dropped him for non-payment of dues"
  3. [adv]  directly or exactly; straight; "went due North"
  4. [adj]  reasonable in the circumstances; "gave my comments due consideration"; "exercising due care"
  5. [adj]  owed and payable immediately or on demand; "payment is due"
  6. [adj]  suitable to or expected in the circumstances; "all due respect"; "due cause to honor them"; "a long due promotion"; "in due course"
  7. [adj]  proper and appropriate; fitting; "richly deserved punishment"; "due esteem"
 

DUE is a 3 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: anticipated, appropriate, callable, cod, collect, collectable, collectible, delinquent, deserved, looked-for(a), merited, overdue, owed, owing(p), payable, receivable, repayable
 
 Antonyms: not due, undue
 
 See Also: fixed charge, right

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Due\, a. [OF. deu, F. d[^u], p. p. of devoir to owe, fr. L.
    debere. See {Debt}, {Habit}, and cf. {Duty}.]
    1. Owed, as a debt; that ought to be paid or done to or for
       another; payable; owing and demandable.
    
    2. Justly claimed as a right or property; proper; suitable;
       becoming; appropriate; fit.
    
             Her obedience, which is due to me.    --Shak.
    
             With dirges due, in sad array, Slow through the
             churchway path we saw him borne.      --Gray.
    
    3. 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.
    
    4. Appointed or required to arrive at a given time; as, the
       steamer was due yesterday.
    
    5. Owing; ascribable, as to a cause.
    
             This effect is due to the attraction of the sun.
                                                   --J. D.
                                                   Forbes.
    
    
  2. \Due\, adv.
    Directly; exactly; as, a due east course.
    
    
  3. \Due\, n.
    1. 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.
    
             He will give the devil his due.       --Shak.
    
             Yearly little dues of wheat, and wine, and oil.
                                                   --Tennyson.
    
    2. Right; just title or claim.
    
             The key of this infernal pit by due . . . I keep.
                                                   --Milton.
    
    
  4. \Due\, v. t.
    To endue. [Obs.] --Shak.
    
    
 
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