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due

due

 
 
pronunciation:
du
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, adverb
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: owed as a debt.
The payment for your new bike is due.
similar words:
outstanding, overdue, owed
definition 2: supposed to arrive; expected.
He is due here any minute.Her baby is due in January.The assignment is due tomorrow.
synonyms:
anticipated, awaited, expected
similar words:
scheduled, set
definition 3: deserved; proper.
They helped the old man to his seat with due care.
synonyms:
proper
antonyms:
undue
similar words:
appropriate, merited
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: that which is expected, deserved or owed.
Give him his due for all his help.
definition 2: (plural) the fee paid by a member of a club.
He hasn't paid his dues.
synonyms:
fees
 
part of speech: adverb
definition: straight; directly.
The ship sailed due north.
synonyms:
directly, straight
Homophone Note
The words due, do1, and dew sound alike in American English but have different meanings.