due1 W1S1 [dju: US du:] adj
4 in due course
6 with (all) due respect
[Date: 1200-1300; : Old French; Origin: deu 'owed', past participle of devoir 'to owe', from Latin debere; DEBT]
1.) ¦(EXPECTED)¦ [not before noun]
expected to happen or arrive at a particular time
due to do sth
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
2.) ¦(OWED)¦
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.) ¦(MONEY)¦
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 course
at some time in the future when it is the right time, but not before
Further details will be announced in due course.
5.) ¦(PROPER)¦ [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.
6.) 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.
→↑duly, due to
due 2
due2 n
1.) your due
your due is what you deserve, or something it is your right to have
He accepted all the praise he received as his due.
Freddy, to give him his due (=to be fair to him) , always tried to be honest.
2.) dues [plural]
regular payments you make to an organization of which you are a member
= ↑fees
Robert failed to pay his dues last year.
due 3
due3 adv
due north/south/east/west
directly to the north, south, east, or west

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.


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