1 adjective
1 be due to be expected to happen or arrive at a particular time: When is your baby due? | be due at five o'clock/thirteen hundred hours etc: The flight from Boston is due at 9:30. | be due in an hour/two days etc: The bus is due any minute now. | be due to do sth: The meeting isn't due to start until three. | be due for sth (=expect to get something): I'm due for a pay rise soon. | due back/out/in etc: You were due back an hour ago.
2 due to because of: The company's problems are due to a mixture of bad luck and poor management. | The 15.30 train to Sheffield has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control.
—see owing
3 OWED owed to someone either as a debt or because they have a right to it: You're due three weeks holiday this year. | be due to: Treat him with the respect that is due to a world champion.
4 MONEY (not before noun) an amount of money that is due is the amount that should be paid now: The first interest payments will be due in August.
5 with (all) due respect spoken used when you disagree with someone or criticize them in a polite way: With all due respect, you don't have as much experience as she does.
6 in due course at some time in the future when it is the right time, but not before: The committee will consider your application in due course.
7 PROPER (only before noun) formal proper or suitable: She was convicted of driving without due care and attention.
—see also: duly 2 noun
1 give sb his/her due used when criticizing someone to admit that not all the things they did were bad, wrong, unpleasant etc: John was a lousy teacher, but to give him his due he tried hard.
2 dues (plural) regular payments you make to an organization of which you are a member: pay your dues: All the union members have already paid their dues.
3 your/his etc due the amount of money someone is owed, or something they have a right to: Gwen never takes more than her due.
3 adverb due north/south/east/west directly or exactly north etc

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.


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