Definitions of belonging

  1. happiness felt in a secure relationship; " with his classmates he felt a sense of belonging"
  2. Family; relations; household.
  3. That which is one's own; generally in pl.; property; possessions; goods; effects.
  4. That which belongs to one- used generally in the plural.
  5. Something that belongs to a person or thing; usually in the plural.

Usage examples for belonging

  1. A yacht belonging to Mrs. Raynor sailed for Sanpritchit on Saturday, and it was not to leave here until this morning. – The House of Martha by Frank R. Stockton
  2. She did not look quite like a woman standing there, but more like something belonging to another world, some subject of a higher rule. – Jess by H. Rider Haggard
  3. Belonging to private life as a right, it belongs to public life as a duty; and it is the last duty which those whose representative I am shall find me to abandon. – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick
  4. He has been forbidden to touch anything belonging to the people. – The Social Cancer A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere by José Rizal
  5. We should be able, in the event of some sudden emergency, to put into the field one first- class army corps, which should be, as a whole, at least the equal of any body of troops of like number belonging to any other nation. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  6. There was no longer any common interest in their life; all the feeling of belonging together had disappeared. – Mogens and Other Stories Mogens; The Plague At Bergamo; There Should Have Been Roses; Mrs. Fonss by Jens Peter Jacobsen
  7. The Touaricks belonging to Berka have just paid Christians a very high compliment, but at my expense. – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  8. She has no one else belonging to her, and she has to come to me for advice, and all that sort of thing. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  9. Just think of having a place all to yourself, belonging to you. – True and Other Stories by George Parsons Lathrop
  10. He was to live as belonging to another. – Quiet Talks about Jesus by S. D. Gordon
  11. These pass towards the phalanges, and, in case of the common extensor of the digits belonging to the fore- limbs, the internal is destined for the internal toe, and the external is common to the two toes. – Artistic Anatomy of Animals by Édouard Cuyer
  12. You give me a pleasant sensation of really belonging here. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1904 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  13. There is a beautiful park belonging to it, and the house is worthy the name of a castle, so large is it." – Old Fritz and the New Era by Louise Muhlbach
  14. No one belonging to me was there. – Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  15. For the last time I advise you not to see Monsieur de Ligny again, I shall prevent your belonging to him. – A Mummer's Tale by Anatole France
  16. Members are permitted, however, to travel free throughout Italy by rail, or on steamers belonging to lines that have a government contract containing a stipulation upon the subject. – The Governments of Europe by Frederic Austin Ogg
  17. Landing was very practicable on the 4th, and we received the remainder of the provisions and stores; also two three- pounders and their carriages belonging to the Supply, which should have been landed when I first came to the island, but were prevented by the surf. – An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island by John Hunter
  18. I don't know what evil spirit possesses people belonging to the church, but once they throw themselves into life, they don't know where to stop, and they burn the candle at both ends till there is next to nothing left; many of them, like you, have passed through the seminary." – The Shadow of the Cathedral by Vicente Blasco Ibañez
  19. What have you got about you belonging to your master? – Paul Clifford, Volume 3. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  20. She only knew that her aunt was a wise and experienced woman, with an appetite for life and all belonging to it that only grew the stronger as her remaining years drew in, and that apparently Lady Tasker found something to question, if not to fear. – A Crooked Mile by Oliver Onions