due /ˈdu, ˈdju/
due /ˈd(j)u/ 形容詞
1. Owed, as a debt; that ought to be paid or done to or for another; payable; owing and demandable.
2. Justly claimed as a right or property; proper; suitable; becoming; appropriate; fit.
Her obedience, which is due to me. --Shak.
With dirges due, in sad array,
Slow through the churchway path we saw him borne. --Gray.
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.
4. Appointed or required to arrive at a given time; as, the steamer was due yesterday.
5. Owing; ascribable, as to a cause.
This effect is due to the attraction of the sun. --J. D. Forbes.
Due, adv. Directly; exactly; as, a due east course.
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.
He will give the devil his due. --Shak.
Yearly little dues of wheat, and wine, and oil. --Tennyson.
2. Right; just title or claim.
The key of this infernal pit by due . . . I keep. --Milton.
Due, v. t. To endue. [Obs.]
adj 1: owed and payable immediately or on demand; "payment is due"
[syn: owed] [ant: undue]
2: proper and appropriate; fitting; "richly deserved
punishment"; "due esteem" [syn: deserved]
3: scheduled to arrive; "the train is due in 15 minutes" [syn:
4: suitable to or expected in the circumstances; "all due
respect"; "due cause to honor them"; "a long due
promotion"; "in due course" [ant: undue]
5: reasonable in the circumstances; "gave my comments due
consideration"; "exercising due care"
n 1: that which is deserved or owed; "give the devil his due"
2: a payment that is due (e.g., as the price of membership);
"the society dropped him for non-payment of dues"
adv : directly or exactly; straight; "went due North"