(noun, adjective, adverb)


1. owed and payable immediately or on demand

- payment is due

Similar word(s): callable, cod, collect, collectable, collectible, payable, delinquent, overdue, receivable, repayable

2. scheduled to arrive

- the train is due in 15 minutes

Similar word(s): expected

3. suitable to or expected in the circumstances

- all due respect

- due cause to honor them

- a long due promotion

4. capable of being assigned or credited to

- the cancellation of the concert was due to the rain

Similar word(s): attributable, ascribable, imputable, referable

Sentences with due as an adjective:

- He is due four weeks of back pay.

- The amount due is just three quid.

- The due bills total nearly seven thousand dollars.

- He can wait for the amount due him.

- With all due respect, you're wrong about that.

- Rain is due this afternoon.

- The train is due in five minutes.

- When is your baby due?

- The baby is just about due.

- The dangerously low water table is due to rapidly growing pumping.


1. directly or exactly; straight

- went due North

Sentences with due as an adverb:

- The river runs due north for about a mile.


1. that which is deserved or owed

- give the devil his due

Definition categories: attribute, right

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

- the society dropped him for non-payment of dues

Definition categories: possession

Sentences with due as a noun:

- Give him his due — he is a good actor.