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Definition 1: that which is deserved or owed - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where due or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • give the devil his due

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

"they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights" "Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people" "a right is not something that somebody gives you; it is something that nobody can take away"

Definition 2: a payment that is due (e.g., as the price of membership) - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where due or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the society dropped him for non-payment of dues

(due is a kind of ...) a periodic charge that does not vary with business volume (as insurance or rent or mortgage payments etc.)

Definition 3: owed and payable immediately or on demand - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where due or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • payment is due

(due is similar to ...) subject to a demand for payment before due date

"callable bonds"

(due is similar to ...) payable by the recipient on delivery

"a collect call" "the letter came collect" "a COD parcel"

(due is similar to ...) subject to or requiring payment especially as specified

"a collectible bill" "a note payable on demand" "a check payable to John Doe"

(due is similar to ...) past due; not paid at the scheduled time

"an overdue installment" "a delinquent account"

(due is similar to ...) awaiting payment

"accounts receivable"

(due is similar to ...) payable in installments within a designated period of time

"we were short of cash, so we purchased our refrigerator on time"

(due is similar to ...) calling for the spending of cash

"his out-of-pocket costs were $10"

(due is similar to ...) subject to repayment

"business loans are usually repayable in regular installments"

Definition 4: suitable to or expected in the circumstances - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where due or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Definition 5: directly or exactly; straight - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where due or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • went due North

Definition 6: capable of being assigned or credited to - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where due or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • punctuation errors ascribable to careless proofreading
  • the cancellation of the concert was due to the rain
  • the oversight was not imputable to him

Synonyms for due in the sense of this definition

(due is similar to ...) capable of being attributed

"the collapse of the movement was attributable to a lack of morale" "an idea attributable to a Russian"

Definition 7: scheduled to arrive - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where due or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the train is due in 15 minutes

(due is similar to ...) considered likely or probable to happen or arrive

"prepared for the expected attack"

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