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Definition of DUE

5 definitions found:

Due \Due\, adv.
     Directly; exactly; as, a due east course.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Due \Due\, n.
     1. That which is owed; debt; that which one contracts to pay, or do, to or for another; that which belongs or may be claimed as a right; whatever custom, law, or morality requires to be done; a fee; a toll. [1913 Webster]

              He will give the devil his due.       --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              Yearly little dues of wheat, and wine, and oil.
                                                    --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

     2. Right; just title or claim.
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              The key of this infernal pit by due . . . I keep.
                                                    --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Due \Due\, a. [OF. deu, F. d[^u], p. p. of devoir to owe, fr. L. debere. See {Debt}, {Habit}, and cf. {Duty}.]
     1. Owed, as a debt; that ought to be paid or done to or for another; payable; owing and demandable. [1913 Webster]

     2. Justly claimed as a right or property; proper; suitable; becoming; appropriate; fit. [1913 Webster]

              Her obedience, which is due to me.    --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              With dirges due, in sad array,
              Slow through the churchway path we saw him borne.
                                                    --Gray. [1913 Webster]

     3. Such as (a thing) ought to be; fulfilling obligation; proper; lawful; regular; appointed; sufficient; exact; as, due process of law; due service; in due time. [1913 Webster]

     4. Appointed or required to arrive at a given time; as, the steamer was due yesterday. [1913 Webster]

     5. Owing; ascribable, as to a cause.
        [1913 Webster]

              This effect is due to the attraction of the sun.
                                                    --J. D. Forbes. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Due \Due\, v. t.
     To endue. [Obs.] --Shak.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

209 Moby Thesaurus words for "due":
     according to Hoyle, accountable, accounts payable, accounts receivable, acknowledgment, adequate, alleged, amount due, ample, anticipated, appropriate, appurtenance, arrearage, arrears, ascribable, assignable, attributable, attributed, authority, awaited, back, bad debts, balanced, barely sufficient, bill, bills, birthright, borrowing, charged, charges, chits, claim, cognizance, comeuppance, coming, coming to, commensurate, compensation, competent, condign, conjugal right, correct, corresponding, credit, credited, crediting, dead, dead ahead, debt, decent, decorous, defensible, demand, derivable from, derivational, derivative, deserts, deserved, deserving, direct, directly, divine right, droit, due north, dueness, dues, earned, enough, entitled to, entitlement, equal to, equitable, even, evenhanded, expected, explicable, faculty, fair, fair and square, financial commitment, fit, fitting, floating debt, foreseen, forthright, funded debt, good, good enough, guerdon, hoped-for, imminent, imputable, imputed, in a beeline, in arrear, in arrears, in line with, in prospect, in view, inalienable right, indebtedness, indebtment, interest, just, justifiable, justified, kosher, lawful, legal, level, liability, long-expected, lust, mature, maturity, meet, meet and right, merit, merited, meriting, meritorious, minimal, minimum, national debt, natural right, need, nice, normal, normative, obligation, on the horizon, outstanding, outstanding debt, overdue, owed, owing, payable, payment, pledge, plenty, plenty good enough, power, prerogative, prescription, presumed, presumptive right, pretense, pretension, probable, promised, proper, proper claim, property right, proportionate, prospective, public debt, putative, receivable, recognition, recompense, recompensing, redeemable, referable, referred to, repayment, reprisal, requisite, retaliation, retribution, revenge, reward, right, right and proper, righteous, rightful, rights, satisfaction, satisfactory, score, seemly, square, straight, straight across, straight ahead, straightforward, straightforwards, straightly, substantial, sufficient, sufficient for, sufficing, suitable, title, traceable, uncollectibles, undeviatingly, unfulfilled pledge, unpaid, unsettled, unswervingly, unveeringly, up to, vengeance, vested interest, vested right, warrantable, warranted, what is owing, worthy of

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