|Origin:||deu 'owed', past participle of devoir 'to owe', from Latin debere; DEBT|
due1 S1 W1
expected to happen or arrive at a particular time
expected[not before noun]
due to do something
The team are due to fly to Italy next month.
His new book is due to be published next year.
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.
The car is due for its annual service again.
due back➔ due date
When are the library books due back?
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.
Thanks are due to all those who took part.
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.
at some time in the future when it is the right time, but not before:
Further details will be announced in due course.
proper or suitable:
proper[only before noun] formal
He was banned for six months for driving without due care and attention.
We want the best for each individual child with due regard for the interests of the other children.
used when you disagree with someone or criticize them in a polite way:
Dad, with all due respect, was not a very good husband.