due[ doo, dyoo ]SEE DEFINITION OF due
Synonyms for due
- in arrears
- not met
- to be paid
Antonyms for due
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DUE
They've put lots of good weight-carriers off the track before they was due to go.
All is prepared—the table and the feast— With due appurtenance of clothes and cushions.
Boy, they be not due to you till you be come to years of discretion.
I don't want to trouble him, but I was bound he shouldn't keep from me what was rightly my due.
Often enough these innovations were not due to the cleverness of man's brain.
Great credit is also due to the second in command, and to every member of the party.
I vindicated the good Mrs. Norton with a warmth that was due to her merit.
He saw he was due to bleed to death and he took a shorter way!
So perfectly had their journey been timed that the train was due in a very few minutes.
It is to the length of these fibers that the tenderness of meat is 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.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DUE
- about to happen
- almost on one
- at hand
- drawing near
- en route
- gaining upon
- getting near
- in prospect
- in store
- in the offing
- in the wind
- in view
- running after
- to be