due

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj due owed and payable immediately or on demand "payment is due"
    • adj due suitable to or expected in the circumstances "all due respect","due cause to honor them","a long due promotion","in due course","due esteem","exercising due care"
    • adj due capable of being assigned or credited to "punctuation errors ascribable to careless proofreading","the cancellation of the concert was due to the rain","the oversight was not imputable to him"
    • adj due scheduled to arrive "the train is due in 15 minutes"
    • adv due directly or exactly; straight "went due North"
    • n due that which is deserved or owed "give the devil his due"
    • n due a payment that is due (e.g., as the price of membership) "the society dropped him for non-payment of dues"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Due to the shortages of lead and metals during World War II, toothpaste was packaged in plastic tubes and have been ever since
    • Due Appointed or required to arrive at a given time; as, the steamer was due yesterday.
    • adv Due Directly; exactly; as, a due east course.
    • Due Justly claimed as a right or property; proper; suitable; becoming; appropriate; fit. "Her obedience, which is due to me.""With dirges due , in sad array,
      Slow through the churchway path we saw him borne."
    • Due Owed, as a debt; that ought to be paid or done to or for another; payable; owing and demandable.
    • Due Owing; ascribable, as to a cause. "This effect is due to the attraction of the sun."
    • Due Right; just title or claim. "The key of this infernal pit by due . . . I keep ."
    • Due 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.
    • Due 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. "He will give the devil his due .""Yearly little dues of wheat, and wine, and oil."
    • v. t Due To endue.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
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    • due Owed; payable as an obligation; that may be demanded” as a debt: as, the interest falls due next month.
    • due Owing by right of circumstances or condition; that ought to be given or rendered; proper to be conferred or devoted: as, to receive one with due honor or courtesy.
    • due According to requirement or need; suitable to the case; determinate; settled; exact: as, he arrived in due time or course.
    • due That is to be expected or looked for; under engagement as to time; promised: as, the train is due at noon; he is due in New York tomorrow.
    • due Owing; attributable, as to a cause or origin; assignable: followed by to: as, the delay was due to an accident.
    • due In law:
    • due Owing, irrespective of whether the time of payment has arrived: as, money is said to be due to creditors although not yet payable.
    • due Presently payable; already matured: as, a note is said to be due on the third day of grace.
    • n due That which is owed; that which is required by an obligation of any kind, as by contract, by law, or by official, social, or religious relations, etc.; a debt; an obligation.
    • n due Specifically.
    • n due Any toll, tribute, fee, orother legal exaction: as, custora-house dues; excise dues.
    • n due Right; just title.
    • due Directly; exactly: only with reference to the points of the compass: as, a due east course.
    • due To endue; endow.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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    • adj Due owed: that ought to be paid or done to another: proper: appointed, under engagement to be ready, arrive, &c
    • adv Due exactly: directly
    • n Due that which is owed: what one has a right to: perquisite: fee or tribute
    • v.t Due (Shak.) to endue.
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Quotations

  • Edgar Watson Howe
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    “The little trouble in the world that is not due to love is due to friendship.”
  • St. Augustine
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    “No eulogy is due to him who simply does his duty and nothing more.”
  • T. S. Eliot
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    “Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don't mean to do harm. But the harm does not interest them.”
  • Claudius
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    “Here is a field open for talent; and here, merit will a have certain favor, and industry is graced with its due reward.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
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    “An accident is an inevitable occurrence due to the actions of immutable natural laws.”
  • Sophia Loren
    Sophia Loren
    “Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.”

Idioms

Pay your dues - If you have paid your dues, you have had your own struggles and earned your place or position.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. deu, F. , p. p. of devoir, to owe, fr. L. debere,. See Debt Habit, and cf. Duty

Usage

In literature:

The performance of the duties of the fifth commandment is due to parents.
"The Ordinance of Covenanting" by John Cunningham
The election was the first triumph of the reformers, and was due to Place more than any one.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)" by Leslie Stephen
The decomposition and resulting odor have been thought due to the presence of bacteria.
"Essentials of Diseases of the Skin" by Henry Weightman Stelwagon
Also the erect posture due to that word of command, and which is assumed by a private soldier in the presence of an officer.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The material should be selected not only with reference to locality but also with due regard to season.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
This difficulty is, moreover, due to profound causes, on which we shall dwell later.
"Creative Evolution" by Henri Bergson
Lannoy, though he treated Francis with all the outward marks of honor due to his rank and character, guarded him with the utmost attention.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 9" by Various
It is necessary to clearly understand to what the fertility of a soil is due ere we can hope to master the theory of manuring.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
Nor are the difficulties encountered by the meridian observer due solely to his instrument.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
The wind had shifted to nearly due west.
"Doctor Jones' Picnic" by S. E. Chapman
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In poetry:

Old gods almost dead, malign,
Starved of their ancient dues,
Incense and fruit, fire, blood and wine
And an unclean muse.
"Outlaws" by Robert Graves
And thus the high Prince of Dessau,
While giving obedience due
To his gracious lady mother,
To his own first love was true.
"The Prince Of Anhalt Dessau" by Nora Pembroke
Formed for thyself, and turned to thee,
Thy praises, Lord , I show;
No more, with sacrilegious pride,
I rob thee of thy due.
"Hymn of Sovereign Grace" by Augustus Montague Toplady
Midwinter grips this lonely land,
This stony, treeless waste,
Where East, due East, across the sand,
We fly in fevered haste.
"To The Hills!" by Govinda Krishna Chettur
My song for ever shall record
That terrible, that joyful hour;
And give the glory to the Lord,
Due to his mercy and his power
"Psalm 18 part 1" by Isaac Watts
And we should not from them withhold
The praise we feel is due
For deeds of love, and actions bold,
For spirit kind and true.
"The Heroes Of Our Day" by Joseph Horatio Chant

In news:

Though due to report to prison in September, City Paper cover subject Beanie Sigel was ready for bear with a just released, critically acclaimed new album This Time and a slew of sensational promotional duties before him.
Good news for anyone who's mistakenly asked a woman when she's due.
The diversity is due to our location at the convergent boundary between continental and oceanic plates.
No comparison to last week, due to no feeder sale.
Watch the complete video coverage of beef recall and problems caused due to E. This is the largest beef recall in Canadian history.
This is our kind of club: Pay the dues at your favorite brewpub, get your own mug, which is kept safely behind the bar, then fill it any time at special prices.
Cameron is due to give evidence at the Leveson Inquiry, a judge-led inquiry into media ethics, at the High Court in London on Thursday.
Although Matt Walsh doesn't want to automatically be associated with the term "bluesman," it's hard to deny he has been known for years in the Southeast due to his singular voice and blues, rockabilly and Americana guitar skills.
Including New York Public Radio as a beneficiary enables you to avoid substantial income taxes that would have been due if a retirement plan were left to non-spousal heirs.
Business people and entrepreneurs cannot plan for the future with confidence and constantly face burdens due to regulation and bad policy.
Steve Hartman brings us back to a family who was in financial trouble due to the tough economy.
An Unexpected Journey is due out in theaters in a month, launching Peter Jackson's vision of the opening bars of the tale of the titular hobbit, Bilbo Baggins.
Yields on Bimbo 's dollar bonds due in 2022 decreased 0.24 percentage point in the past month and touched an all-time low of 3.37 percent yesterday as the price of wheat, the company's biggest expense, fell 8 percent from a record.
Also, the success and charm of Bimbo 's was due to a time, place and era that are long gone.
Report on risk management due in June.
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In science:

The strong increases with redshift of the probability of interactions (as partly due to a plain geometrical effect in the expanding universe) and of the effects of interactions (due to the more abundant fuel avaliable in the past), likely explain the observed rapid evolution.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
Due to hadronization, i.e. due to gluons, the momenta need not match at the quark level and we obtain the approximate results shown in Table 1.
Like-sign dimuon charge asymmetry in the decay of B B-bar pairs
If the dust-enshrouded quasar model of ULIGs is correct and the ratio LIR/Lbol for both ULIGs and QSOs is due to covering factor and not due to orientation effects (e.g.
Molecular Gas in Infrared-Excess, Optically-Selected QSOs and the Connection with Infrared Luminous Galaxies
Observe that one N in the normalization of pN (z ) on the left is due to the rescaling (21) and one is due to the integral condition (10).
SU(1,1) Random Polynomials
To sum up all the indications related to T : Whatever separates even and odd J is due to the selfconjugate space, and whatever is special about J = 0 is due to the seniority zero states, entirely contained in this space.
Spectroscopy with random and displaced random ensembles
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