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DUE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does due mean? 

DUE (noun)
  The noun DUE has 2 senses:

1. that which is deserved or owed
2. a payment that is due (e.g., as the price of membership)

  Familiarity information: DUE used as a noun is rare.


DUE (adjective)
  The adjective DUE has 3 senses:

1. owed and payable immediately or on demand
2. scheduled to arrive
3. suitable to or expected in the circumstances

  Familiarity information: DUE used as an adjective is uncommon.


DUE (adverb)
  The adverb DUE has 1 sense:

1. directly or exactly; straight

  Familiarity information: DUE used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DUE (noun)


Sense 1due [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

That which is deserved or owed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context example:

give the devil his due

Hypernyms ("due" is a kind of...):

right (an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature)


Sense 2due [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A payment that is due (e.g., as the price of membership)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Context example:

the society dropped him for non-payment of dues

Hypernyms ("due" is a kind of...):

fixed charge; fixed cost; fixed costs (a periodic charge that does not vary with business volume (as insurance or rent or mortgage payments etc.))


DUE (adjective)


Sense 1due [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Owed and payable immediately or on demand

Synonyms:

due; owed

Context example:

payment is due

Similar:

repayable (subject to repayment)

out-of-pocket (calling for the spending of cash)

receivable (awaiting payment)

owing (owed as a debt)

delinquent; overdue (past due; not paid at the scheduled time)

collectable; collectible; payable (subject to or requiring payment especially as specified)

cod; collect (payable by the recipient on delivery)

callable (subject to a demand for payment before due date)

Antonym:

undue (not yet payable)


Sense 2due [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Scheduled to arrive

Context example:

the train is due in 15 minutes

Similar:

expected (considered likely or probable to happen or arrive)


Sense 3due [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Suitable to or expected in the circumstances

Context examples:

all due respect / due cause to honor them / a long due promotion / in due course / due esteem / exercising due care

Antonym:

undue (not appropriate or proper (or even legal) in the circumstances)


DUE (adverb)


Sense 1due [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Directly or exactly; straight

Context example:

went due North


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