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due (du Pronunciation for dju Pronunciation for )



  1. owed or owing as a debt, right, etc.; payable   ⇒ the first payment is due
  2. suitable; fitting; proper   ⇒ with all due respect
  3. as much as is required; enough; adequate   ⇒ due care, in due time
  4. expected or scheduled to arrive or be ready; timed for a certain hour or date   ⇒ the plane is due at 6:30 P.M.


  1. exactly; directly   ⇒ due west


  1. anything due or owed (; specif.,)
    1. deserved recognition   ⇒ to give a man his due
    2. ([pl.]) fees, taxes, or other charges   ⇒ membership dues

Word Origin

ME < OFr deu, pp. of devoir, to owe < L debere, to owe: see debt


View thesaurus entry
= expected, scheduled
= payable, in arrears, outstanding, owed, owing, unpaid
= fitting, appropriate, deserved, justified, merited, proper, rightful, suitable, well-earned
= right, rights, comeuppance, deserts, merits, privilege
= directly, dead, exactly, straight, undeviatingly

Translations for 'due'

  • American English: duePronunciation for due If something is due at a particular time, it is expected to happen, be done, or arrive at that time.The results are due at the end of the month.
  • Arabic: مُتَوَقَّعPronunciation for مُتَوَقَّع
  • Brazilian Portuguese: esperadoPronunciation for esperado esperada
  • Chinese: 到期的Pronunciation for 到期的
  • Croatian: dospioPronunciation for dospio dospjela, dospjelo
  • Czech: má se ...Pronunciation for má se ...... vrátit ve čtvrtek apod.
  • Danish: passendePronunciation for passende
  • Dutch: verwachtPronunciation for verwacht
  • European Spanish: previstoPronunciation for previsto
  • Finnish: olla määräPronunciation for olla määrä
  • French: Pronunciation for dû due
  • German: fälligPronunciation for fällig
  • Greek: αναμενόμενοςPronunciation for αναμενόμενος αναμενόμενη
  • Italian: dovutoPronunciation for dovuto dovuta
  • Japanese: ・・・する予定でPronunciation for ・・・する予定で
  • Korean: 만기가 된Pronunciation for 만기가 된
  • Norwegian: skyldigPronunciation for skyldig
  • Polish: należnyPronunciation for należny należna
  • Portuguese: ter chegada previstaPronunciation for ter chegada prevista
  • Romanian: așteptat așteptat, așteptată, așteptați, așteptate
  • Russian: должныйPronunciation for должный должная
  • Spanish: debidoPronunciation for debido debida
  • Swedish: förfallenPronunciation for förfallen förfallet
  • Thai: ถึงกำหนดPronunciation for ถึงกำหนด
  • Turkish: olması beklenenPronunciation for olması beklenen
  • Ukrainian: належний
  • Vietnamese: đến hạnPronunciation for đến hạn

Example Sentences Including 'due'

In a matter of weeks, the president was due to fly to Beijing for talks with the mongrels who had usurped the homeland.
Dale Brown and Jim DeFelice Dale Brown's Dreamland (5) STRIKE ZONE (2004)


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