What does pertain mean?

Definitions for pertainpərˈteɪn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on, have-to doe with(verb)

    be relevant to

    "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"

  2. pertain, appertain(verb)

    be a part or attribute of


  1. pertain(Verb)

    to belong

  2. pertain(Verb)

    to relate, to refer, be relevant to

  3. Origin: From partenir (French: appartenir), in turn from Latin pertineo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pertain(verb)

    to belong; to have connection with, or dependence on, something, as an appurtenance, attribute, etc.; to appertain; as, saltness pertains to the ocean; flowers pertain to plant life

  2. Pertain(verb)

    to have relation or reference to something

  3. Origin: [OE. partenen, OF. partenir, fr. L. pertinere to stretch out, reach, pertain; per + tenere to hold, keep. See Per-, and Tenable, and cf. Appertain, Pertinent.]


  1. Pertain

    Pertain is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pertain

    per-tān′, v.i. to belong: to relate (with to).—ns. Per′tinence, Per′tinency, state of being pertinent or to the point: fitness for the matter on hand: suitableness: appositeness.—adj. Per′tinent, pertaining or related to a subject: being to the point: fitted for the matter on hand: fitting or appropriate: suitable: apposite.—adv. Per′tinently.—n. Per′tinentness. [O. Fr. partenir—L. pertinēreper, thoroughly, tenēre, to hold.]

Anagrams for pertain »

  1. painter

  2. repaint

  3. pine tar


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pertain in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pertain in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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