Definitions for belongbɪˈlɔŋ, -ˈlɒŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

be•longbɪˈlɔŋ, -ˈlɒŋ(v.i.)

  1. to be properly or suitably placed or situated:

    The book belongs on the shelf. You belong in a better job.

  2. to be appropriate or suitable:

    That shirt doesn't belong with that jacket.

  3. belong to, to be the property of: to be a part or adjunct of: to be a member:

    The scarf belongs to me.

    That lid belongs to this jar.

    to belong to a club.

    Category: Verb Phrase

Origin of belong:

1300–50; ME, =be-be - +longen to belong, v. der. of long (adj.) belonging, OE gelangalong

Princeton's WordNet

  1. belong(verb)

    be owned by; be in the possession of

    "This book belongs to me"

  2. belong(verb)

    be suitable or acceptable

    "This student somehow doesn't belong"

  3. belong, go(verb)

    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?"

  4. belong(verb)

    be rightly classified in a class or category

    "The whales belong among the mammals"

  5. belong(verb)

    be a member, adherent, inhabitant, etc. (of a group, organization, or place)

    "They belong to the same political party"

  6. belong to, belong(verb)

    be a part or adjunct

    "the uniform looks like it belonged to a museum collection"; "These pages don't belong"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. belong(verb)ɪˈlɔŋ, -ˈlɒŋ

    to be in the right or usual place

    Those papers belong in the drawer.; Put it back where it belongs.

  2. belongɪˈlɔŋ, -ˈlɒŋ

    to feel happy in a place

    a job where she feels she belongs

Webster Dictionary

  1. Belong(verb)

    to be the property of; as, Jamaica belongs to Great Britain

  2. Belong(verb)

    to be a part of, or connected with; to be appendant or related; to owe allegiance or service

  3. Belong(verb)

    to be the concern or proper business or function of; to appertain to

  4. Belong(verb)

    to be suitable for; to be due to

  5. Belong(verb)

    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

  6. Belong(verb)

    to be deserved by

Freebase

  1. Belong

    Belong is an American experimental music duo composed of Turk Dietrich and Michael Jones. The group formed in New Orleans in 2002. Their debut album, October Language, was recorded in 2004 and released in 2006. The duo's sound blends ambient and glitch styles, with a focus on guitar textures. Reviews of their music have made comparisons to current Glitch and electronica artists like Fennesz and Tim Hecker, as well as the early 1990s shoegazing sound attributed to bands such as My Bloody Valentine and The Jesus and Mary Chain. Guitars and synthesizers are run through various effects to produce the band's unique sound. October Language is said, by many fans, to be strongly linked in theme and tone to the duo's New Orleans locale. In January 2008, their Tour EP, surfaced in 128 kbit/s quality, ripped by a fan. Belong decided to directly offer it to fans in MP3 for free, at a higher quality 192 kbit/s. This was also done for their latest EP, Same Places, this time in 320 kbit/s. In 2009, "October Language" was released on vinyl by Geographic North Records, a label based out of Atlanta, GA.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'belong' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4505

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'belong' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3191

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'belong' in Verbs Frequency: #325


Translations for belong

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

belong(verb)

(with to ) to be the property of

This book belongs to me.

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