- attributable to; ascribable to: The delay was due to heavy traffic.
- because of; owing to: All planes are grounded due to fog.
- to give what justice demands; treat fairly: Even though he had once cheated me, I tried to give him his due.
- to credit a disliked or dishonorable person for something that is likable, honorable, or the like.
Origin of due
Definition for due (2 of 2)
Origin of a due
Examples from the Web for due
With all due respect to his athletic skill, Gronkowski is not high on the list of NFL players that elicit carnal thoughts.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I was pregnant, uncomfortably so, for the first time and with twins, due the following March.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But most of this gap, say the researchers who carried out the study, is due to discrimination.
There were also crashes not due to either mechanical or human error but to a lack of warning of dangerous conditions.Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly?|Clive Irving|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Due to the video lacking audio, what they were fighting about remains a mystery—“was Jay cheating?”Yoncé Said Knock You Out: The Solange and Jay Z Story|Kevin O’Keeffe|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The King subsequently sailed on his intended visit to the sister island, and arrived off the coast in due course.Memoirs of the Court of George IV. 1820-1830 (Vol 1)|Duke of Buckingham and Chandos
It set him thinking that it might be a prudish strain in the young man's mind, due to the System in difficulties.The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete|George Meredith
In the course to be pursued these objects should be constantly held in view and have their due weight.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents|James D. Richardson
The confusion of thought which has led to the misconceptions about defence as a method of war is due to several obvious causes.Some Principles of Maritime Strategy|Julian Stafford Corbett
I have already explained to Lawrence and Basswood that it is a mistake, and that the widow will be paid all that is due her.Dave Porter and the Runaways|Edward Stratemeyer
British Dictionary definitions for due
Word Origin for due
Word Origin and History for due
early 14c., "customary, regular;" mid-14c., "owing, payable," from Old French deu, past participle of devoir "to owe," from Latin debere "to owe" (see debt).
In reference to points of the compass (e.g. due east) it is attested from c.1600, originally nautical, from notion of "fitting, rightful." As an adverb from 1590s; as a noun from early 15c. Prepositional phrase due to (much maligned by grammarians) is from 1897.
Idioms and Phrases with due
In addition to the idiom beginning with due
- due to
- give credit (where it's due)
- give someone his or her due
- give the devil his due
- in due course
- pay one's dues
- with all due respect