What does belong mean?

Definitions for belong
bɪˈlɔŋ, -ˈlɒŋbe·long

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word belong.

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"

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

How to pronounce belong?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Lis Smith:

    Senator Warren's idea of how to defeat Donald Trump is to tell people who don't support her that they are unwelcome in the fight and that those who disagree with her belong in the other party, we need to move beyond the politics and divisiveness that is tearing this country apart.

  2. Mirwais Mirzakwal:

    There has been an airline crash but it does not belong to Ariana because the two flights managed by Ariana today from Herat to Kabul and Herat to Delhi are safe.

  3. French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault:

    I promise to be extremely vigilant when the next resolution is put forward in October, i will look at it personally. It's not possible to call into question the fact that these holy sites belong to three religions.

  4. Adam Kinzinger:

    What we can do as a party is take a stand and say,' You don't belong in our conference.' That's what I think we should do, if there was a kind of organic, within-the-conference movement to oust Liz Cheney, certainly we can have the same kind of movement to oust somebody that is trying to compare wearing a mask to the Nazis.

  5. An Chan-il:

    Some of the boats belong to Korean People's Army fishery stations, possibly operating to catch sailfin sandfish, kim Jong Un is pushing hard to produce more fish. So these boats must have been stranded after overworking.

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Translations for belong

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  • ينتميArabic
  • принадлежа, членувам, собственост съм на, принадлежа́Bulgarian
  • patřitCzech
  • henhøre, tilhøre, hjemme, plads, høre, passeDanish
  • gehören, ist Element von, dazugehören, hingehören, sind Element vonGerman
  • a, pertenecer, pertencer, formar parte, pertenecer aSpanish
  • تعلق داشتنPersian
  • kuulua, lukeutuaFinnish
  • faire partie, avoir sa place, trouver sa place, appartenirFrench
  • buinScottish Gaelic
  • a, appartenereItalian
  • insumLatin
  • piederētLatvian
  • thuishoren, behoren, toebehoren, van, iemand, zijn, horen, tot, aan, bijDutch
  • należeć doPolish
  • pertencerPortuguese
  • принадлежа́ть, [[быть]] «[[свойRussian
  • pripadati, spadatiSerbo-Croatian
  • höra, höra till, tillhöra, höra hitSwedish
  • belänTatar
  • 属于Chinese

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