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. 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"

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.

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  

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?

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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say belong in sign language?

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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. Graham Moore:

    When I was 16 years old, I tried to kill myself because I felt weird and I felt different and I felt like I did not belong, and now I'm standing here, and so I would like this moment to be for that kid out there who feels like she's weird or she's different or she doesn't fit in anywhere. Yes, you do. I promise you do. Stay weird. Stay different, and then when it's your turn and you are standing on this stage, please pass this same message to the next person who comes along.

  2. Pete Buttigieg:

    It validates for a kid somewhere in a community wondering if Pete Buttigieg belongs or she belongs or they belong in their own family that if you believe in yourself and your country, there is a lot backing up that belief.

  3. Kim Foxx:

    When you destroy property with the purpose of taking something that does not belong to you, that is a felony criminal act.

  4. Charmaine Borg:

    Don't walk into the legislature with your head down as if you don't belong - you do belong.

  5. Elizabeth II:

    I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.

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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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