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owing

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Pronunciation: /ˈəʊɪŋ
 
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Definition of owing in English:

adjective

[predicative] chiefly British
(Of money) yet to be paid: no rent was owing
More example sentences
  • But this still leaves money owing not to the courts or police but to you and me, as taxpayers, and to victims of crime.
  • There were years however, that the Day Book indicates that Rent for the Grant cottage was owing and unpaid, particularly from 1973 to 1977 inclusive.
  • A popular legal redundancy is that a debt is ‘due, owing and unpaid.’
Synonyms
unpaid, unsettled, to be paid, payable, receivable, due, overdue, undischarged, owed, outstanding, in arrears, in the red;
North American delinquent, past due

Usage

For an explanation of the difference between owing to and due to, see due (usage).

Phrases

owing to

1
Because of or on account of: his reading was hesitant owing to a stammer
More example sentences
  • This may be owing to low awareness about the hazardous side effects of adulterated food on our health.
  • There was an interruption of three or four months owing to his father's death.
  • However, throughout the world, the cost of fish has increased owing to reduced yields.
Synonyms
because of, as a result of, on account of, on grounds of, due to, as a consequence of, thanks to, through, by reason of, by/in virtue of, for the sake of, in view of, after, following, in the wake of

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