1 be owned by; be in the possession of; "This book belongs to me"
2 originate (in); "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country" [syn: dwell, consist, lie, lie in]
3 be suitable or acceptable; "This student somehow doesn't belong"
4 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?" [syn: go]
5 be classified with; "The whales belong among the mammals"
rfc-level check placement of Pronunciation
- To have its proper
- Where does this document belong?
- (of a person) To be accepted in a group.
- You don’t belong here — get out.
- (followed by to) To be a part of a group.
- I don’t belong to them!
- (followed by to) To be the property of.
- That house belongs to me.
- (followed by to) To be the spouse or partner of.
- In the context of "intransitive|settheory": (followed by to) To
be an element of (a
set). The symbol \in means
- Suppose x belongs to \mathbb... (-- written: x \in \mathbb)
have its proper place
be accepted in a group
be part of a group
- Czech: patřit
- Dutch: horen bij, thuishoren bij
be the property of
be the guardian, spouse or partner of
set theory: be an element of
- 1915, E. R. Masson, Untamed Territory
- Jim Campbell, Charlie, Dick, ... Fred, lubra b’longa him, me, thass all.
- 1936, M. & E. Durack, Chunuma
- By an’ bye ’im grow ’m up make ’m good fella stockman b’longta you.
- 1977, N. Kolig, Playing Alonga Mud
- Those who had persevered with the course and had acquired some skill were now almost deferentially called ‘Maban (expert) belonga clay’.
- 1986, Kowanyama News, Dec.
- Them two bin help’m too, and that father blung to this one old Frank.
- 1986, B. Shaw, Countrymen
- There’s the bloke that’s kill that feller, uncle belong you an me.
- 1991, D. B. Rose, Hidden Histories
- Get that fire [wood] stacked up like that tree there, that high ... It wasn’t wood belong to that fire pile. Might be for station, or somebody else, you know.
Belonging can refer to:
accord, affect, agree, answer to, appertain, appertain to, apply to, be a member, be inscribed, be there, bear on, bear upon, become, befit, belong to, carry a card, chime, concern, connect, correspond, correspond to, deal with, fit, fit in, go, harmonize, have connection with, have its place, have place, hold membership, indwell, inhere, interest, involve, liaise with, link with, match, pertain, pertain to, refer to, regard, relate to, respect, set, subscribe, suit, tally, tie in with, touch, touch upon, treat of, vest, vest in