Complete Definition of "belong"

English

Etymology 1
be- + OE. langian

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Pronunciation
audio|en-us-belong.ogg|Audio (US)
italbrac|UK: IPA|/bɪˈlɒŋ/, SAMPA|/bI"lQN/
italbrac|US: AHD|bĭ-längʹ, IPA|/bɪˈlɑŋ/, SAMPA|/bI"lAN/

Verb
en-verb

  1. intransitive To have its proper place.

#* Where does this document belong?

  1. intransitive (of a person) To be accepted in a group.

#* You don’t belong here — get out.

  1. intransitive (followed by to) To be a part of a group.

#* I don’t belong to them!

  1. intransitive (followed by to) To be the property of.

#* That house belongs to me.

  1. intransitive (followed by to) To be the spouse or partner of. rfex
  2. context|intransitive|settheory (followed by to) To be an element of (a set).

#* Suppose <math>x</math> belongs to <math>\mathbb{R}</math>...

Derived terms
belonging

Translations
trans-top|have its proper place
Czech: patřit
Danish: have sin plads, t-|da|passe
Dutch: t|nl|thuishoren, t+|nl|horen
Finnish: kuulua
trans-mid
Portuguese: pertencer
Swedish: höra
Tatar: belän
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trans-top|be accepted in a group
Danish: høre hjemme
Dutch: t+|nl|horen, t|nl|behoren, t|nl|thuishoren
Finnish: kuulua
trans-mid
Portuguese: pertencer
Swedish: höra hit (belong here), tillhöra (belong to)
Tatar: belän
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trans-top|be part of a group
Dutch: t+|nl|horen t+|nl|bij, t|nl|thuishoren bij
trans-mid
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trans-top|be the property of
Danish: tilhøre, høre til
Dutch: t|nl|toebehoren t+|nl|aan, t+|nl|van t+|nl|iemand t+|nl|zijn
Finnish: kuulua
French: appartenir à
German: gehören zu
Italian: appartenere t+|it|a
trans-mid
Portuguese: pertencer
Spanish: pertenecer t+|es|a
Swedish: tillhöra
Tatar: belän
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trans-top|be the guardian, spouse or partner of
Danish: henhøre (under)
Dutch: t+|nl|horen t+|nl|bij, bij t+|nl|iemand zijn
Finnish: kuulua
trans-mid
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trans-top|set theory: be an element of
Danish: tilhøre
Dutch: t|nl|behoren t+|nl|tot
Finnish: kuulua
French: appartenir à
trans-mid
Portuguese: pertencer
Swedish: tillhöra, höra till
Tatar: belän
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Etymology 2
Compare Kriol blanga, Bislama blong, Tok Pisin bilong, and Torres Strait Creole blong.

Alternative spellings
blung
b’longta, b’longa, belonga, blonga

Preposition
belong

  1. (northern Australian Aboriginal) (optionally followed by to) of, belonging to
Quotations
1915, E. R. Masson, Untamed Territory
1936, M. & E. Durack, Chunuma
1977, N. Kolig, Playing Alonga Mud
1986, Kowanyama News, Dec.
1986, B. Shaw, Countrymen
1991, D. B. Rose, Hidden Histories

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