What does belonging mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. belongingnoun

    happiness felt in a secure relationship

    "with his classmates he felt a sense of belonging"

Wiktionary

  1. belongingnoun

    The action of the verb to belong.

  2. belongingnoun

    (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. Belongingnoun

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

  3. Belongingnoun

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

  4. Belongingnoun

    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  

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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. Marina Gallagher:

    We're white, middle-class Americans. It's nice to realize that we're part of a universal church, this gives you that sense of belonging. It gives you a sense of belonging to the church in the world.

  2. 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

  3. Rebecca Crozier:

    These groups are very adept at this 'come and join this movement, be part of this' rhetoric to draw in young people who have lost a sense of purpose and belonging during the war.

  4. Jacek Czaputowicz:

    The right to freedom of religion or belief is a universal right of every human being, this right is a cornerstone of many other rights. Any acts of violence against people belonging to religious minorities cannot be accepted.

  5. 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.

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