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  Dictionary Definition of due

due
adjective
1. immediately payable.
2. owing, irrespective of whether the time of payment has arrived.
3. rightful; proper; fitting: due care, in due time.
4. adequate; sufficient: a due margin for delay.
5. attributable, as to a cause: a delay due to an accident.
6. under engagement as to time; expected to be ready, be present, or arrive.
-- noun
7. that which is due or owed.
8. ( usually plural ) a payment due, as a charge, a fee, a membership subscription, etc.
-- adverb
9. directly or straight: he sailed due east.
10. Archaic. duly.
-- phrase
11. due to, owing to.
12. give someone their due, to ascribe proper credit to.
[ME dew, from OF deŘ, originally pp. of devoir, from L debere owe]