belong


belong
v.

1) (d; intr.) ('to deserve to be') to belong in (he belongs in jail)

2) (d; intr.) to belong to ('to be owned by') (the book belongs to her)

3) (d; intr.) to belong to ('to be a member of') (to belong to an organization)

4) (d; intr.) ('to be appropriate') to belong under (this item belongs under a different heading)

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[bɪ'lɒŋ]
(d; intr.) ('to deserve to be') to belong in (he belongs in jail)
(d; intr.) to belong to (the book belongs to her; 'to be owned by')
(d; intr.) ('to be appropriate') to belong under (this item belongs under a different heading)
(d; intr.) to belong to (to belong to an organization; 'to be a member of)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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  • belong to — be a member of. → belong belong to be the property of. → belong …   English new terms dictionary

  • Belong — Be*long , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Belonged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Belonging}.] [OE. belongen (akin to D. belangen to concern, G. belangen to attain to, to concern); pref. be + longen to desire. See {Long}, v. i.] Note: [Usually construed with to.] 1. To …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • belong — ► VERB 1) be rightly put into a particular position or class. 2) fit or be acceptable in a particular place or environment. 3) (belong to) be a member of. 4) (belong to) be the property or possession of …   English terms dictionary

  • Belong — Be*long , v. t. To be deserved by. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] More evils belong us than happen to us. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • belong — [v1] be part of, be in proper place accord, agree, appertain, apply, associate, attach to, be a component, be a constituent, be akin, be an adjunct of, be a part, bear, bear upon, become, be connected with, befit, be fitting, be linked with, be… …   New thesaurus

  • belong — [bē lôŋ′, bilôŋ′] vi. [ME bilangen < be , intens. + longen, to be suitable < OE langian, to belong] 1. to have a proper or suitable place [the chair belongs in the corner, she belongs in the movies] 2. to be part of; be related or connected …   English World dictionary

  • belong — index comport (agree with), constitute (compose), correspond (be equivalent), pertain Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • belong to — index affiliate, apply (pertain), join (associate oneself with) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • belong — (v.) mid 14c., to go along with, properly relate to, from be intensive prefix, + longen to go, from O.E. langian pertain to, to go along with, of unknown origin. Senses of be the property of and be a member of first recorded late 14c. Cognate… …   Etymology dictionary

  • belong — pertain, appertain, relate, apply, *bear …   New Dictionary of Synonyms


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