What does belonging mean?

Definitions for belonging
bɪˈlɔŋ ɪŋ, -ˈlɒŋ-be·long·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. belonging(noun)

    happiness felt in a secure relationship

    "with his classmates he felt a sense of belonging"

Wiktionary

  1. belonging(Noun)

    The action of the verb to belong.

  2. belonging(Noun)

    (almost always used in the plural) Something physical that is owned.

    Make sure you take all your belongings when you leave.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Belonging

    of Belong

  2. Belonging(noun)

    that which belongs to one; that which pertains to one; hence, goods or effects

  3. Belonging(noun)

    that which is connected with a principal or greater thing; an appendage; an appurtenance

  4. Belonging(noun)

    family; relations; household

Freebase

  1. Belonging

    Belonging is an English-language Welsh television drama series, produced by BBC Wales and broadcast on BBC One Wales. The programme revolved around the lives of the Lewis family, and their various trials and tribulations in the changing environment of their South Wales town Bryncoed and modern Wales. The programme began in 1999, and its ninth and final series started in April 2008 and ended in June. A one-off ten-year anniversary special was broadcast on 16 April 2009, centring around a reunion of the Lewis family.

Editors Contribution

  1. belonging

    To belong to a person, people or group.

    The teacher said it was belonging to the young boy who was so focused on his work.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2020  
  2. belonging

    To feel a sense of community, purpose and unity.

    To have a sense of belonging every day changes our outlook and attitude on life.

    Submitted by MaryC on July 2, 2020  

How to pronounce belonging?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of belonging in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of belonging in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of belonging in a Sentence

  1. Anuj Somany:

    The quantity of stupidity is oft less in those living in poverty and more in ones belonging to the rich community, but the number of empty mind people is usually most in the lower to middle economic class society

  2. Fatou Bensouda:

    We believe he ordered his troops to attack, pillage, rape, persecute and kill civilians belonging to Lendu, Ngiti and other ethnic groups, we believe he recruited hundreds of children into the UPC (Union of Congolese Patriots) and used them to kill and to die in the fighting; and girl soldiers to be routinely raped.

  3. Athenkosi Myoli:

    I felt a sense of belonging and I needed their protection. Before I got into a gang, I used to sleep on a floor and I used old blankets. Then I got a bed.

  4. Harriet Beecher Stowe:

    So long as the law considers all these human beings, with beating hearts and living affections, only as so many things belonging to the master -- so long as the failure, or misfortune, or imprudence, or death of the kindest owner, may cause them any day to exchange a life of kind protection and indulgence for one of hopeless misery and toil -- so long it is impossible to make anything beautiful or desirable in the best-regulated administration of slavery.

  5. An IDFspokesman:

    All of our operations were measured, proportionate and focused only on military assets belonging to the Islamic Jihad.

Images & Illustrations of belonging

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