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Belong - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Belong' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Belong [ v. i.]
- To be the property of; as, Jamaica belongs to Great Britain.
- To be a part of, or connected with; to be appendant or related; to owe allegiance or service.
- To be the concern or proper business or function of; to appertain to.
- To be suitable for; to be due to.
- 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.
2 . Belong [ v. t.]
- To be deserved by.

Meaning of 'Belong' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . belong [ v]
Meaning (1):
- be in the right place or situation
Example in sentence:
  • Let's put health care where it belongs--under the control of the government;
  • Where do these books belong?;
  • Where do these books go?
Meaning (2):
- be a part or adjunct
Example in sentence:
  • the uniform looks like it belonged to a museum collection;
  • These pages don't belong
Meaning (3):
- be rightly classified in a class or category
Example in sentence:
  • The whales belong among the mammals
Meaning (4):
- be a member, adherent, inhabitant, etc. (of a group, organization, or place)
Example in sentence:
  • They belong to the same political party
Meaning (5):
- be owned by; be in the possession of
Example in sentence:
  • This book belongs to me
Meaning (6):
- be suitable or acceptable
Example in sentence:
  • This student somehow doesn't belong