due

[djuห]

due Definition

  • 1expected to happen, arrive, or be done at a particular time
  • 2owed or owing as a debt
  • 3a payment that is due is expected to be made now or very soon

Using due: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "due" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The train is due at 3 p.m.

  • Example

    Your report is due tomorrow.

  • Example

    The rent is due on the first of the month.

  • Example

    I have a lot of work due this week.

  • Example

    The company is due to release its quarterly earnings report tomorrow.

due Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with due

  • the date by which something is expected to be completed or paid

    Example

    The due date for the assignment is next Friday.

  • fair treatment through the normal judicial system, especially as a citizen's entitlement

    Example

    The accused has the right to due process under the law.

  • not paid by the expected or required time

    Example

    Your account is past due and we need you to make a payment immediately.

Origins of due

from Old French 'deu', past participle of 'devoir', meaning 'to owe'

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Summary: due in Brief

The term 'due' [djuห] refers to something that is expected or owed. It can describe a time when something is scheduled or anticipated, such as 'The train is due at 3 p.m.' or 'I have a lot of work due this week.' Alternatively, it can refer to a debt or payment that is owed, as in 'The rent is due on the first of the month.' 'Due' also appears in phrases like 'due date,' indicating a deadline, and 'past due,' meaning something is overdue.

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