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Definition of "due" []

  • Payable immediately or on demand. (adjective)
  • Owed as a debt; owing: the amount still due. (adjective)
  • In accord with right, convention, or courtesy; appropriate: due esteem; all due respect. (adjective)
  • Meeting special requirements; sufficient: We have due cause to honor them. (adjective)
  • Expected or scheduled, especially appointed to arrive: Their plane is due in 15 minutes. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "due" in a sentence
  • "But, just as in the case of the passage from the non-mental to the mental, &c., this passage may have been _ultimately_ due to divine volition, and _must have been so due_ on the theory of Theism."
  • "Though nothing be due to the absent man, somewhat is_ _due to myself."
  • "_i. e._ by the steps that are due or appointed: comp. '_due_ feet,' _Il"