From Middle English dewe, dew, due, from Old French deü (“due”), past participle of devoir (“to owe”), from Latin dēbēre, present active infinitive of dēbeō (“I owe”), from dē- (“from”) + habeō (“I have”).
- (UK) enPR: dyo͞o, jo͞o, IPA(key): /djuː/, /dʒuː/
- (US) enPR: do͞o, IPA(key): /du/
- (General Australian, General New Zealand) enPR: jo͞o, IPA(key): /dʒʉː/
- Rhymes: -uː
- Owed or owing.
- With all due respect, you're wrong about that.
- Scheduled; expected.
- Rain is due this afternoon.
- The train is due in five minutes.
- When is your baby due?
- 2022 January 12, Benedict le Vay, “The heroes of Soham...”, in RAIL, number 948, page 42:
- As he passed though the station, he slowed to yell to the signalman, Frank 'Sailor' Bridges: "Sailor - have you anything between here and Fordham? Where's the mail?" Gimbert knew the mail train was due, and he didn't want to endanger another train with his burning bomb wagon.
- Having reached the expected, scheduled, or natural time.
- The baby is just about due.
- 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 1, in The China Governess:
- The huge square box, parquet-floored and high-ceilinged, had been arranged to display a suite of bedroom furniture designed and made in the halcyon days of the last quarter of the nineteenth century, when modish taste was just due to go clean out of fashion for the best part of the next hundred years.
- Synonym: expected
- Owing; ascribable, as to a cause.
- The dangerously low water table is due to rapidly growing pumping.
- 1852, John David Forbes, "Dissertation on the Progress of Mathematical and Physical Science" in Encyclopædia Britannica
- the milky aspect be due to a confusion of small stars
- 1922, Ben Travers, chapter 2, in A Cuckoo in the Nest:
- Mother […] considered that the exclusiveness of Peter's circle was due not to its distinction, but to the fact that it was an inner Babylon of prodigality and whoredom, from which every Kensingtonian held aloof, except on the conventional tip-and-run excursions in pursuit of shopping, tea and theatres.
- On a direct bearing, especially for the four points of the compass
- The town is 5 miles due North of the bridge.
due (plural dues)
- Deserved acknowledgment.
- Give him his due — he is a good actor.
- 2015 January 31, Daniel Taylor, “David Silva seizes point for Manchester City as Chelsea are checked”, in The Guardian (London):
- Chelsea, to give them their due, did start to cut out the defensive lapses as the game went on but they needed to because their opponents were throwing everything at them in those stages and, if anything, seemed encouraged by the message that Mourinho’s Rémy-Cahill switch sent out.
- (in plural dues) A membership fee.
- That which is owed; debt; that which belongs or may be claimed as a right; whatever custom, law, or morality requires to be done, duty.
- c. 1597, William Shakespeare, “The First Part of Henry the Fourth, […]”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act I, scene ii]:
- He will give the devil his due.
- 1842, Alfred Tennyson, “The Lotos-Eaters”, in Poems. […], volume I, London: Edward Moxon, […], OCLC 1008064829, stanza 8, page 184:
- Chanted from an ill-used race of men that cleave the soil, / Sow the seed, and reap the harvest with enduring toil, / Storing yearly little dues of wheat, and wine and oil; […]
- Right; just title or claim.
- “due” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- due in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- due at OneLook Dictionary Search
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| Cardinal: du|
Multiplier: duobla, duopa
Fractional: duona, duono
- “due”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
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| Cardinal : due|
Ordinal : secondo
Multiplier : doppio
Distributive : doppiamente
Collective : entrambi
Fractional : mezzo
due m (invariable)
- → Norwegian Bokmål: due
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- Alternative form of
- Alternative form of
- (zoology) a dove or pigeon; culver (one of several birds of the family Columbidae, which consists of more than 300 species)
- 1949, Johan Borgen, Jenny og påfuglen, page 34:
- enkelte av disse blide duer var tilmed så foretaksomme at de ikke nøyde seg med å legge brev og aviser fra seg på det store bordet i hålen
- some of these cheerful pigeons were even so enterprising that they did not content themselves with leaving letters and newspapers on the big table in the hole
- 1874, Henrik Ibsen, Peer Gynt, page 161:
- falk og due, due og falk
- falcon and dove, dove and falcon
- leke hauk og due
- play hawk and dove; a game in which one participant tries to catch the other
- (humorous, plural) a couple that is very much in love
- 1885, Henrik Ibsen, Brand, page 89:
- hej, øves leg af kælne duer på disse ørkenbrune tuer!
- hey, practice playing with cuddly pigeons on these desert brown tufts!
- Synonym: turteldue
- (poetic) a dove (term of endearment for a woman one holds dearly)
- (figuratively) a symbol of peace and reconciliation
- fredens due ― dove of peace
- Synonym: fredsdue
- (Christianity) a symbol of the Holy Spirit
- 1885, Henrik Ibsen, Brand, page 219:
- Guds klarheds due sidder skjult; ve, aldrig over mig den dalte
- The dove of God's clarity sits hidden; woe, never upon me it fell
- (sports) a clay pigeon (a flying target used as moving target in sport shooting)
- Synonym: leirdue
From English dove, from Middle English dove, duve, douve (“dove, pigeon”), from Old English *dūfe (“dove, pigeon”), from Proto-West Germanic *dūbā (“dove, pigeon”), from Proto-Germanic *dūbǭ (“dove, pigeon”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰewbʰ- (“hazy, unclear, dark; deep”).
- (politics) a dove (a person favouring conciliation and negotiation rather than conflict)
- 1968, Pax, page 11:
- den selvsamme «hauk» som tapte for den republikanske «duen» Hatfield ved senatsvalget
- the very "hawk" who lost to the Republican "dove" Hatfield in the Senate election
- 1971, Dagbladet, page 12:
- senator Edward M. Kennedy – en av «duene» i amerikansk politikk når det gjelder Vietnam-krigen
- Senator Edward M. Kennedy - one of the "doves" of American politics in the Vietnam War
- hauk og due
- (colloquial, transitive) to say du (you) to someone
- 1910, Nini Roll Anker, Per Haukeberg, page 206:
- det var vel rimelig du maatte due en slik kar
- it was probably reasonable you had to say you to such a guy
Misspelling, or a dialectal form, of duge (“to help; be useful”), from Old Norse duga (“to help, aid; do, suffice”), from Proto-Germanic *duganą (“to be useful, avail”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰedʰówgʰe (“to be productive”), from the root *dʰewgʰ- (“to produce; be strong, have force”).
- Misspelling of .
- Only used in a due (“indicating two musicians or sections play together”)
- “due” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
- “due_1” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).
- “due_2” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).
- “due_3” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).
- “duer” in Store norske leksikon
- hauk og due
- “due” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
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