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|/bɪ�l��/, SAMPA|/bI"lQN/
italbrac|US: AHD|bĭ-längʹ, IPA|/bɪ�l��/, 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: pat�it
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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