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Meaning of BELONG

Pronunciation:  bi'long

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  be owned by; be in the possession of; "This book belongs to me"
  2. [v]  originate (in); "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country"
  3. [v]  be classified with; "The whales belong among the mammals"
  4. [v]  be suitable or acceptable; "This student somehow doesn't belong"
  5. [v]  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?"

BELONG is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: consist, dwell, go, lie, lie in
 See Also: appertain, be, be, exist, inhere, pertain



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Be*long"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Belonged}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Belonging}.] [OE. belongen (akin to D. belangen to
    concern, G. belangen to attain to, to concern); pref. be- +
    longen to desire. See {Long}, v. i.]
    Note: [Usually construed with to.]
    1. To be the property of; as, Jamaica belongs to Great
    2. To be a part of, or connected with; to be appendant or
       related; to owe allegiance or service.
             A desert place belonging to . . . Bethsaids. --Luke
                                                   ix. 10.
             The mighty men which belonged to David. --1 Kings i.
    3. To be the concern or proper business or function of; to
       appertain to. ``Do not interpretations belong to God ?''
       --Gen. xl. 8.
    4. To be suitable for; to be due to.
             Strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age.
                                                   --Heb. v. 14.
             No blame belongs to thee.             --Shak.
    5. 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.
             Bastards also are settled in the parishes to which
             the mothers belong.                   --Blackstone.
  2. \Be*long"\, v. t.
    To be deserved by. [Obs.]
          More evils belong us than happen to us.  --B. Jonson.
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