What does belong mean?

Definitions for belong
bɪˈlɔŋ, -ˈlɒŋbe·long

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. belongverb

    be owned by; be in the possession of

    "This book belongs to me"

  2. belongverb

    be suitable or acceptable

    "This student somehow doesn't belong"

  3. belong, goverb

    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. belongverb

    be rightly classified in a class or category

    "The whales belong among the mammals"

  5. belongverb

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

    "They belong to the same political party"

  6. belong to, belongverb

    be a part or adjunct

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Belongverb

    Etymology: belangen, Dutch.

    To light on a part of a field belonging to Boaz. Ruth, ii. 3.

    There is no need of any such redress;
    Or if there were, it not belongs to you. William Shakespeare, Hen. IV.

    The declaration of these latent philosophers belongs to another paper. Boyle.

    To Jove the care of heav’n and earth belongs. John Dryden, Virg.

    He went into a desart belonging to Bethsaida. Luke, ix. 10.

    To whom belongest thou? whence art thou? 1 Sam. xxx. 13.

    The faculties belonging to the supreme spirit, are unlimited and boundless, fitted and designed for infinite objects. George Cheyne, Philosophical Principles.

    He careth for things that belong to the Lord. 1 Cor. vii. 32.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Belongverb

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

  2. Belongverb

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

  3. Belongverb

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

  4. Belongverb

    to be suitable for; to be due to

  5. Belongverb

    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. Belongverb

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Belong

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. belong

    To feel a sense of unity and community.

    To feel like you belong is gift for sure.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 20, 2020  


  2. belong

    To have the right.

    The land belongs to the family and is in farming use at present.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 13, 2020  

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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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of belong in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of belong in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of belong in a Sentence

  1. Louise Hawkley:

    One of the things that distinguishes between loneliness and isolation is that loneliness has very little to do with quantity, with how many people you interact with, how many groups you belong to, although there is a relationship( between them), it is not very strong.

  2. Matt Welch:

    They don’t belong to churches, they don’t belong to things.

  3. Saint Augustine:

    Though there are very many nations all over the earth, ...there are no more than two kinds of human society, which we may justly call two cities, ...one consisting of those who live according to man, the other of those who live according to God ....To the City of Man belong the enemies of God, ...so inflamed with hatred against the City of God.

  4. David Tourgeman:

    The documents that were signed during the fertility process will probably only apply in the case of death of one of the partners, in the scenario where there's a disagreement as to who these embryos belong to, it will usually be decided by a court of law.

  5. David Hancock:

    At the end of the day, two people did lose their lives, period, that weapon was involved in that. That weapon doesn’t belong on a mantle. It doesn't belong in a museum. It belongs where Kyle wants it, and Kyle wants it destroyed. ... There's plenty of people out there who would like to hold these items up, on both sides. That's nothing Kyle's interested in.

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  • ينتميArabic
  • принадлежа́, членувам, принадлежа, собственост съм наBulgarian
  • patřitCzech
  • plads, tilhøre, hjemme, passe, høre, henhøreDanish
  • sind Element von, dazugehören, ist Element von, hingehören, gehörenGerman
  • pertenecer a, pertenecer, a, formar parte, pertencerSpanish
  • تعلق داشتنPersian
  • lukeutua, kuuluaFinnish
  • avoir sa place, faire partie, trouver sa place, appartenirFrench
  • buinScottish Gaelic
  • appartenere, aItalian
  • insumLatin
  • piederētLatvian
  • horen, zijn, tot, iemand, van, toebehoren, bij, behoren, aan, thuishorenDutch
  • należeć doPolish
  • pertencerPortuguese
  • принадлежа́ть, [[быть]] «[[свойRussian
  • spadati, pripadatiSerbo-Croatian
  • höra hit, tillhöra, höra till, höraSwedish
  • belänTatar
  • 属于Chinese

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