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Definitions of belong

  1. 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?"
  2. originate ( in); " The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country"
  3. be classified with; " The whales belong among the mammals"
  4. be suitable or acceptable; " This student somehow doesn't belong"
  5. be owned by; be in the possession of; " This book belongs to me"
  6. To be the property of; as, Jamaica belongs to Great Britain.
  7. To be a part of, or connected with; to be appendant or related; to owe allegiance or service.
  8. To be the concern or proper business or function of; to appertain to.
  9. To be suitable for; to be due to.
  10. 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.
  11. To be deserved by.
  12. To be the property ( of); go along ( with); be a part ( of); be added ( to), or connected ( with); be the concern or business ( of); to live in; be suitable ( to); be the due ( of); be native ( to).
  13. To be one's property: to be a part: to pertain: to have residence.
  14. To be the property of; pertain to.
  15. To be a possession or part; be an attribute; be suitable; appertain; followed by to.
  16. To be the property, attribute, or appendage of; to be the concern or business of; to appertain; to be a resident or native of; to be suitable for; to be rated to.
  17. To be the property of or business of; to be an inherent quality of; to be related to or connected with; to have a residence in.
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Quotes of belong

  1. The community of poets I belong to is not as close as it used to be, if only for the fact that our lives have become busier: jobs, children, and the like. – John Barton
  2. I cannot belong to a nonprofit organization because when you receive grants, you have to make such great compromises with your artistic plans. – Mikhail Baryshnikov
  3. So it was scary, but that's how it goes. To my great delight, I discovered that it did all belong – Michael Chabon
  4. I imagine, therefore I belong and am free. – Lawrence Durrell
  5. Anybody can put things together that belong together. to put things together that don't go together, and make it work, that takes genius like Mozart's. Yet he is presented in the play Amadeus as a kind of silly boy whom the gods loved. – Lukas Foss
  6. In fact history does not belong to us; but we belong to it. – Hans-Georg Gadamer
  7. When we find something new at Giza, we announce it to the world. The Sphinx and the Pyramids are world treasures. We are the guardian's of these treasures, but they belong to the world. – Zahi Hawass
  8. For a while, I thought a lot about lineage. Where do I belong Who am I standing next to? – Jim Hodges
  9. I told them I belong to the same organizations and clubs Mrs. Roosevelt belongs to, but with a few brave exceptions, I was still unable to do films or television for the next seven years. – Lena Horne
  10. The Democrats in the Senate adopted a resolution, an amendment, saying that there should be no Guantanamo detainees brought into this country. So, more and more, we're finding the American people on one side, the ACLU and the troglodytes from the New York Times on the other, where they belong – Peter King
  11. Every Englishman is convinced of one thing, viz.: That to be an Englishman is to belong to the most exclusive club there is. – Ogden Nash
  12. America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty. I will belong to the select few. – Will Rogers
  13. Stills belong in the lobby, not on the screen. – William Wyler
  14. The police belongs to the people and the people belong to the police. – Todor Zhivkov

Usage examples for belong

  1. For certain, too, many of the people did not belong to Chippinge. – Chippinge Borough by Stanley J. Weyman
  2. We belong together, you and I! – Master of the Vineyard by Myrtle Reed
  3. We say they belong to him; but do they belong to him? – Our Unitarian Gospel by Minot Savage
  4. It doesn't matter where- only a long, long way, where you will belong only to me and your work- For you can take my word for it all- tired is half- happy! – Honor: A Play in Four Acts by Hermann Sudermann
  5. " I don't really belong in Medicine Bend," was his return. – Laramie Holds the Range by Frank H. Spearman
  6. Hope you won't think I'm crowdin' in where I don't belong – Cap'n Warren's Wards by Joseph C. Lincoln
  7. " I suppose I don't really belong here, made only for fun, as I am. – The Story of Calico Clown by Laura Lee Hope
  8. It doesn't belong to you. – Sigurd Our Golden Collie and Other Comrades of the Road by Katharine Lee Bates
  9. I belong to the church of England, and am a friend of that church, from feeling and from conviction. – Maxims And Opinions Of Field-Marshal His Grace The Duke Of Wellington, Selected From His Writings And Speeches During A Public Life Of More Than Half A Century by Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington
  10. After all, it's her fault that the farm does not already belong to him. – Jerusalem by Selma Lagerlöf
  11. Papa did not seem to belong to them; I don't know how I discovered this, but I found it out, little as I was. – 'O Thou, My Austria!' by Ossip Schubin
  12. Does not all I have belong to that One, who loves me and whom I love? – Wych Hazel by Susan and Anna Warner
  13. Does he belong to your aunt? – The Bat by Avery Hopwood Mary Roberts Rinehart
  14. All of what happened seems to me like a dream that doesn't really belong in my life. – When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry by Charles Neville Buck
  15. We don't belong here. – Harding's luck by E. [Edith] Nesbit
  16. But here- well I seem to belong here. – The Lost Warship by Robert Moore Williams
  17. Tears belong only to solitude, but she has no longer even solitude. – Marie Antoinette And Her Son by Louise Muhlbach Official
  18. " Promise me, Jean," she said in the same low way, " that you will keep these with you always, and that sometimes in your great world you will look at them and remember- that they, too, belong to France"- and then suddenly her voice broke, and she had run from the room. – The Belovéd Traitor by Frank L. Packard
  19. They'll say I'm where I belong – Comrades by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

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