Definitions of belong

  1. To be the property, attribute, or appendage of; to be the concern or business of; to appertain; to be a resident or native of; to be suitable for; to be rated to. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To be deserved by. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To be the property of; as, Jamaica belongs to Great Britain. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To be a part of, or connected with; to be appendant or related; to owe allegiance or service. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To be the concern or proper business or function of; to appertain to. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To be native to, or an inhabitant of; esp. to have a legal residence, settlement, or inhabitancy, whether by birth or operation of law, so as to be entitled to maintenance by the parish or town. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To be the property (of); go along (with); be a part (of); be added (to), or connected (with); be the concern or business (of); to live in; be suitable (to); be the due (of); be native (to). The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. To be one's property: to be a part: to pertain: to have residence. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. To be the property of; pertain to. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. To be a possession or part; be an attribute; be suitable; appertain; followed by to. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. originate (in); "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. be classified with; "The whales belong among the mammals" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. be suitable or acceptable; "This student somehow doesn't belong" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. be owned by; be in the possession of; "This book belongs to me" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. To be the property of or business of; to be an inherent quality of; to be related to or connected with; to have a residence in. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for belong

  1. We don't belong here. – Harding's luck by E. [Edith] Nesbit
  2. It doesn't belong to you. – Sigurd Our Golden Collie and Other Comrades of the Road by Katharine Lee Bates