From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishduedue1 /djuː $ duː/ ●●● S1 W1 adjective 1 expected [not before noun]TIME/AT A PARTICULAR TIME expected to happen or arrive at a particular timedue to do something The team are due to fly to Italy next month. His new book is due to be published next year.due in/on/at She’s pregnant and the baby’s due in April. The final results of the experiment are due on December 9. I’m due at his office at 4.30.due for The car is due for its annual service again.due back When are the library books due back? → due date2 owedEXPECT owed to someone either as a debt or because they have a right to it Any money due you will be sent by cheque through the post.due to Thanks are due to all those who took part.3 moneyBFMONEY if an amount of money is due, it must be paid at a particular time The next income tax payment is due on 31 January.4 → in due course5 properPROPER [only before noun] formalRIGHT/PROPER proper or suitable He was banned for six months for driving without due care and attention.due regard/consideration We want the best for each individual child with due regard for the interests of the other children.6 → with (all) due respect → duly, due to
Examples from the Corpusdue• The computer printout shows the name and address of the buyer, the quantity ordered and the amount due.• She should be given the respect due a great educator.• In due course, it was time.• If he is competent, he knows the law, knows what he must do, and what is due him.• Million dollar interest payments will be due in two years.• I was assured that any money due me would be sent immediately.• The hearing was due to begin at Quezon City regional court on Dec. 9.• Some 250 schools operate in 21 states with 100 more schools due to get under way in the coming year, Clinton said.• Undoubtedly, due to measures introduced in the late 1980s, it is much safer than before.• On 10 October due to strong wind, four bamboos dropped off lowest layer of raft.due back• This was the day, his secretary had told her, that Alexander was due back.• He's due back home at the end of the month, and will be totally involved on the Grand Prix circuit.• Diana was due back in Britain early today while Charles continued his Far East tour.• Sandy himself is due back in court sooner.• The President and First Lady were due back in thirty-five minutes.• The jurors deliberated for two hours and 20 minutes and are due back Monday.• He's due back next week.due to• Members are able to fill in a form to notify the Club that a litter is due to be whelped.• As for my own work, much of it is due to being in the right place at the right time.• An interim release, 7.1, is due to bow in October.• Diarrhea, due to gastrointestinal disorders, infections, and even laxative abuse, may lead to substantial potassium losses.• All controls due to go into effect on Aug. 28 of this year are blocked, at least temporarily.• After he was fired, the company failed to pay him the commissions due to him.• It is probably due to the accompanying impairment in protein metabolism.• That was largely due to the centralized organization mandated for all Air Force wings-and its damaging results.• Powell; and a seventh whose name is only a blue pool on the ledger due to water damage.due regard/consideration• All bids, from whatever source, will be given due consideration.• I question whether the inspectorate is giving it due consideration.• The case was given due consideration, but in the end the plea made by his son Sergo was rejected.• Thus good planning must have due regard for economic realities.• The owner of land must have due regard for others who occupy adjoining property.• At the same time due consideration must always be given to the visual effect of the grain markings.• After due consideration she decided to go from the sublime to the ridiculous.• However I've been told there is no law of trespass as long as there is due consideration to private property.