Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: deu 'owed', past participle of devoir 'to owe', from Latin debere; DEBT


1 adjective
Related topics: Finance
due1 S1 W1


[not before noun] expected to happen or arrive at a particular time
due 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 date


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.


BF 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.

in due course

at some time in the future when it is the right time, but not before:
Further details will be announced in due course.


[only before noun] formal 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.

with (all) due respect

spoken used when you disagree with someone or criticize them in a polite way:
Dad, with all due respect, was not a very good husband.

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