Adjective "due" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Expected at or planned for at a certain time.
  1. 'he is due back soon'
  2. 'Karen's train was due in soon after 2, so I made my way back to the station, having to squeeze through a thick colonnade of cyclists in order to do so.'
  3. 'His playing gear was still in our room so I knew he hadn't gone to the court yet, despite him being due there soon.'
  4. 'My brother Luca is due home soon, although I must warn you, it's very possible he won't be alone.'
  5. 'A special executive meeting of the union, due tomorrow, is now expected to sanction strike action.'
  6. 'A major collection of new poems, Notes of a Blissful Ghost, translated by Brian Holton, is due soon from the Chinese University of Hong Kong Press.'
  7. 'Her second book is due out soon.'
  8. 'However, it's understood that a second email is due out soon, although there is no indication of what it might say or what new insults it might contain for all those who have dare speak up.'
  9. 'The broadcaster is due up in court tomorrow on a drink-driving charge.'
  10. 'Then we went back to Aunt Linda's house since Uncle Jack was due home soon.'
  11. 'Also next year the European elections are due with both polls expected to go ahead on the same day, June 10.'
  12. 'the May instalment was due'
  13. 'Final payments are now due on the parish pilgrimage to Lourdes, taking place from August 13 to August 18.'
  14. 'The last payment was due when they arrived at their final destination.'
  15. 'On the day he left, he discovered Lynne was pregnant with their first child, his mortgage payment was due, and he had just $700 in the bank.'
  16. 'He glared at the bartender with eyes that could make a heart stop and said ‘You're payment is due.’'
  17. 'New technology installed in more than 100,000 vehicles offers drivers a friendly reminder when the car payments are due.'
  18. 'The Christmas credit card bills are in and by now payment is due.'
  19. 'Then, a month before his first payment was due, he sold the network back to NBC for $230 million.'
  20. 'A reminder to all the ladies travelling to Westport in September that the balance of payment is due on or before the last week in July.'
  21. 'Sudthana said she does not want to pay the yearly fee of 700 baht a card, some of which is due soon.'
  22. 'Please note the balance of payments are now due.'
  23. 'Put them in a shopping bag and let your folks know you're due for trip to your friendly neighborhood dry cleaner.'
  24. 'We thought he was surely due for retirement even two years ago, but he's shown today that there's certainly life in those old legs yet.'
  25. 'He was due for retirement last February after 20 years of service.'
  26. 'When he left school, he was due for National Service in 6 months, so it was difficult to get a job, so he took the position as a hotel bellboy.'
  27. 'He was due for a third visit in 2003 but was too weak to travel.'
  28. 'He was due for release and is probably out now; she hopes so.'
  29. 'However, he could not be fired because he was due for retirement.'
  30. 'Court advocates when someone is due for trial who has been responsible for having a significantly negative impact on a community's quality of life, members of that community attend court.'
  31. 'It is also a matter of serious concern that over half of all science teachers are due for retirement within the next five years.'
  32. 'I wondered what was up as I knew that he was not due for an injection today.'
  33. 'he was only taking back what was due to him'
  34. 'Workers cannot secure the liability of wages or holiday pay earned, or, indeed, of redundancy compensation that is due and payable.'
  35. 'However, a final decision on the plan which was due before Christmas, is now not expected until the end of this month at the earliest.'
  36. 'He has prevaricated over the payment of sums acknowledged to be due, though the sum currently due and payable by way of costs is not alleged to be large.'
  37. 'Players who have lent money are entitled to add the amounts still due plus unpaid interest.'
  38. 'They may be content to register a charge for the tax due on the widow's home and pick up the proceeds after she dies.'
  39. 'This mortgage was to become due and payable 60 days after the termination of a lease granted to the Mother.'
Of the proper quality or extent.
  1. 'Accidents can be avoided if due care and attention is taken.'
  2. 'He was cleared of driving without due care or attention.'
  3. 'I smoke with due care and consideration for other people.'
  4. 'But pressing without due care and attention can give away chances and, as Currie looked certain to score again, the course of the game changed direction alarmingly.'
  5. 'Any business that treats its customers without due care and consideration is not fulfilling its most important role.'
  6. 'I also feel that the clean air standard could have been given due and proper consideration.'
  7. 'If the police think you are cycling without due care and attention, they can already stop you and book you.'
  8. '‘The important thing is that the submissions from both bidders are given proper and due consideration,’ he told the House.'
  9. 'Our message to dog owners is that they must take due and proper care of their pets and of Manchester's environment.'
  10. 'That emotional storyline is hurled about without due care and attention.'


One's right; what is owed to one.
  1. 'Some say the public gets its due with the program itself.'
  2. 'The poor come into the field and take their due from the owners - by right!'
  3. 'Nor do they wish to pay a penny less than the whole amount of tax due from them to the Government.'
  4. 'But he knew that this was something he could not automatically expect as his due.'
An obligatory payment; a fee.
  1. 'It had once been the case that a worker who did not wish to join a union or pay its dues refrained from joining and was not obligated to pay dues.'
  2. 'No ship could be unloaded without the permission of a Hong merchant, who was then held responsible for the payment of all tariffs and harbour dues.'
  3. 'These included the payment of salary arrears, the payment of dues of retired employees and outstanding promotions.'
  4. 'It was conceded that membership required no payment of dues nor any other participation in the affairs of the organization.'
  5. 'Others say he is driven by the percentage of dues he can reap from large salary increases.'
  6. 'They paid for the first party and solicited dues from the attendees who wanted to see more of the same.'
  7. 'Clubs can elect to charge members a fee to use the kiosk or they can incorporate the cost into the joining fees and monthly dues.'
  8. 'Members also pay monthly dues on top of fees to participate in any activities.'
  9. 'Nor can any be compelled to pay even a dime of dues or fees for political activities with which he or she disagrees.'
  10. 'It is time once again for the payment of dues for the Annual Silver Circle draw.'


(with reference to a point of the compass) exactly; directly.
  1. 'Its destination was Christmas Island, an Australian territorial outpost, about 300 nautical miles due south of Sumatra.'
  2. 'Boy, the end of the desert is another two days due south.'
  3. 'If one leaves the town by the South Gate, walks 14 paces due south, then walks due west for 1775 paces, the tree will just come into view.'
  4. 'The house is set into the hillside and faces due south.'


1. owed at present; having reached the date for payment: This bill is due.

2. owing or owed, irrespective of whether the time of payment has arrived: This bill is due next month.

3. owing or observed as a moral or natural right.

4. rightful; proper; fitting: due care; in due time.

5. adequate; sufficient: a due margin for delay.

6. under engagement as to time; expected to be ready, be present, or arrive; scheduled: The plane is due at noon. noun

7. something that i

More examples(as adjective)

"datas can be due on dates."

"people can be due in places."

"figures can be due on dates."

"people can be due on dates."

"results can be due on dates."

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Middle English (in the sense ‘payable’): from Old French deu ‘owed’, based on Latin debitus ‘owed’, from debere ‘owe’.


due to
give someone their due
in due course
pay one's dues