Definitions of belong

  1. be in the right place or situation; "Where do these books belong?"; "Let's put health care where it belongs--under the control of the government"; "Where do these books go?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. originate (in); "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. be classified with; "The whales belong among the mammals" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. be suitable or acceptable; "This student somehow doesn't belong" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. be owned by; be in the possession of; "This book belongs to me" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. To be the property of; as, Jamaica belongs to Great Britain. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To be a part of, or connected with; to be appendant or related; to owe allegiance or service. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To be the concern or proper business or function of; to appertain to. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To be suitable for; to be due to. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. 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
  11. To be deserved by. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. To be the property of; pertain to. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. be-long', v.i. to go along with: to pertain to: to be one's property: to be a part of, or appendage of, or in any way connected with: to be specially the business of: (U.S.) to be a native of, or have a residence in.--n.pl. BELONG'INGS, circumstances or relations of any person: possessions: persons connected, relatives: accessories. [Bi-, be-longen, intens. of longen, with pfx. be-. See LONG.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  19. Pertain, be proper, to (as duty, right, possession, natural or right accompaniment, example in classification, characteristic, part, member, inhabitant, appendage); b. under or in, be rightly classified among. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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