belong
Pronunciation
  • (RP): IPA: /bɪˈlɒŋ/
  • (GA): enPR: bĭ-lôngʹ, IPA: /bɪˈlɔŋ/
  • (cot-caught) IPA: /bɪˈlɑŋ/

Verb

belong (belongs, present participle belonging; past and past participle belonged)

  1. (intransitive) To have its proper place.
    Where does this document belong?
    1. (of a person) To be accepted in a group.
      You don’t belong here — get out.
    2. (followed by to) To be a part of a group.
      I don’t belong to them!
  2. (intransitive, followed by to) To be part of, or the property of.
    That house belongs to me.
  3. (intransitive, followed by to) To be the spouse or partner of.
  4. (intransitive, set theory) (followed by to) To be an element of (a set). The symbol \in means belongs to.
    Suppose x belongs to \mathbb{R}... upright (— written: x \in \mathbb{R})
  5. (obsolete, transitive) To be deserved by.
Translations
  • French: avoir sa place
  • German: hingehören, dazugehören
  • Portuguese: pertencer
  • Russian: быть «свой
  • Spanish: pertenecer
Translations Translations
  • German: dazugehören
  • Portuguese: pertencer
  • Russian: принадлежа́ть
  • Spanish: pertenecer
Translations
  • German: gehören zu, gehören
  • Italian: appartenere a
  • Portuguese: pertencer
  • Russian: принадлежа́ть
  • Spanish: pertenecer a
Translations
  • German: ist Element von, sind Element von
  • Portuguese: pertencer
  • Russian: принадлежа́ть
  • Spanish: pertenecer

Preposition
  1. (Australian Aboriginal, optionally followed by to) Of, belonging to.
    • 1986 December, Kowanyama News:
      Them two bin help’m too, and that father blung to this one old Frank.



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