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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Due  \Due\,  v.  t. 
  To  endue.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Due  \Due\,  a.  [OF.  deu,  F.  d[^u],  p.  p.  of  devoir  to  owe,  fr  L. 
  debere  See  {Debt},  {Habit},  and  cf  {Duty}.] 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Due  \Due\,  adv 
  Directly;  exactly;  as  a  due  east  course. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Due  \Due\,  n. 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  due 
  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: 
  {due(p)}] 
  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" 




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