- (British) enPR: dyo͞o, jo͞o, IPA: /djuː/, /dʒuː/
- (America) enPR: do͞o, IPA: /du/
- (Australia, New Zealand) enPR: jo͞o, IPA: /dʒʉː/
- Owed or owing.
- 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.
- Synonyms: needed, owing, to be made, required
- With all due respect, you're wrong about that.
- With dirges due, in sad array, / Slow through the churchway path we saw him borne.
- Scheduled; expected.
- Rain is due this afternoon.
- The train is due in five minutes.
- When is your baby due?
- Synonyms: expected, forecast
- Having reached the expected, scheduled, or natural time.
- The baby is just about due.
- Synonyms: expected
- Owing; ascribable, as to a cause.
- The dangerously low water table is due to rapidly growing pumping.
- This effect is due to the attraction of the sun.
- On a direct bearing, especially for the four points of the compass
- The town is 5 miles due North of the bridge.
- Portuguese: devido
- Russian: подобать
- German: fällig
- Russian: ожида́емый
- Spanish: salir de cuentas
- Portuguese: exatamente
- Russian: пря́мо
due (plural dues)
- Deserved acknowledgment.
- Give him his due — he is a good actor.
- (in plural dues) A membership fee.
- That which is owed; debt; that which belongs or may be claimed as a right; whatever custom, law, or morality requires to be done, duty.
- c. 1597, William Shakespeare, “The First Part of Henry the Fourth, […]”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene ii]:
- He will give the devil his due.
- Yearly little dues of wheat, and wine, and oil.
- Right; just title or claim.
- 1667, John Milton, “Book 2”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:
- The key of this infernal pit by due […] I keep.
- Russian: должный
- Spanish: mérito