Meaning of “due” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective uk us /djuː/
EVENT [ never before noun ]

B1 expected or planned:

[ + to do sth ] He was due to fly back this morning.
Her book is due out (= expected to be published) next week.
When is the baby due (= expected to be born)?
due to sth

B1 because of something:

The train was late due to snow.
MONEY [ never before noun ]

Money that is due is owed to someone and must be paid:

The rent is due today.

Something that is due to you is something that is owed to you or something you deserve:

He didn't get the praise and recognition that was due to him.
BEHAVIOUR [ always before noun ] formal

correct and suitable:

He was fined for driving without due care and attention.
→ Opposite undue
be due for sth

If you are due for something, it should happen very soon:

I'm due for a check-up at the dentist's.

(Definition of “due adjective” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)