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be·long

 (bĭ-lông′, -lŏng′)
intr.v. be·longed, be·long·ing, be·longs
1.
a. To be proper, appropriate, or suitable: A napkin belongs at every place setting.
b. To be in an appropriate situation or environment: That plant belongs outdoors.
2.
a. To be a member of a group, such as a club.
b. To fit into a group naturally: No matter what I did, I just didn't belong.
3. To be owned by someone. Often used with to: "The earth belongs to the living" (Thomas Jefferson).
4. To be a part of something else: These blades belong to the food processor.

[Middle English bilongen : probably bi-, be- + longen, to belong (probably from long, dependent, from Old English gelang, along, depending; see del-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]

belong

(bɪˈlɒŋ)
vb (intr)
1. (foll by to) to be the property or possession (of)
2. (foll by to) to be bound to (a person, place, or club) by ties of affection, dependence, allegiance, or membership
3. (foll by: to, under, with, etc) to be classified (with): this plant belongs to the daisy family.
4. (foll by to) to be a part or adjunct (of): this top belongs to the smaller box.
5. to have a proper or usual place: that plate belongs in the cupboard.
6. informal to be suitable or acceptable, esp socially: although they were rich, they just didn't belong.
[C14 belongen, from be- (intensive) + longen; related to Old High German bilangēn to reach; see long3]

be•long

(bɪˈlɔŋ, -ˈlɒŋ)

v.i.
1. to be properly or suitably placed or situated: The book belongs on the shelf. You belong in a better job.
2. to be appropriate or suitable: That shirt doesn't belong with that jacket.
3. belong to,
a. to be the property of: The scarf belongs to me.
b. to be a part or adjunct of: That lid belongs to this jar.
c. to be a member: to belong to a club.
[1300–50; Middle English, =be- be- + longen to belong, v. derivative of long (adj.) belonging, Old English gelang along]

belong

1. showing possession

If something belongs to you, you own it or it is yours.

Everything you see here belongs to me.
You can't take the laptop home because it belongs to the company.

Be Careful!
When belong is used with this meaning, it must be followed by to. Don't say, for example, 'This bag belongs me'. You say 'This bag belongs to me'.

Be Careful!
Belong is not used in the progressive. Don't say, for example, 'This money is belonging to my sister'. You say 'This money belongs to my sister'.

The flat belongs to a man called Jimmy Roland.
2. another meaning of 'belong'

You can also use belong to say that someone or something is in the right place. Belong is used on its own, or is followed by an adverbial phrase such as here, over there, or in the next room.

The plates don't belong in that cupboard.
They need to feel they belong.

belong


Past participle: belonged
Gerund: belonging

Imperative
belong
belong
Present
I belong
you belong
he/she/it belongs
we belong
you belong
they belong
Preterite
I belonged
you belonged
he/she/it belonged
we belonged
you belonged
they belonged
Present Continuous
I am belonging
you are belonging
he/she/it is belonging
we are belonging
you are belonging
they are belonging
Present Perfect
I have belonged
you have belonged
he/she/it has belonged
we have belonged
you have belonged
they have belonged
Past Continuous
I was belonging
you were belonging
he/she/it was belonging
we were belonging
you were belonging
they were belonging
Past Perfect
I had belonged
you had belonged
he/she/it had belonged
we had belonged
you had belonged
they had belonged
Future
I will belong
you will belong
he/she/it will belong
we will belong
you will belong
they will belong
Future Perfect
I will have belonged
you will have belonged
he/she/it will have belonged
we will have belonged
you will have belonged
they will have belonged
Future Continuous
I will be belonging
you will be belonging
he/she/it will be belonging
we will be belonging
you will be belonging
they will be belonging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been belonging
you have been belonging
he/she/it has been belonging
we have been belonging
you have been belonging
they have been belonging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been belonging
you will have been belonging
he/she/it will have been belonging
we will have been belonging
you will have been belonging
they will have been belonging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been belonging
you had been belonging
he/she/it had been belonging
we had been belonging
you had been belonging
they had been belonging
Conditional
I would belong
you would belong
he/she/it would belong
we would belong
you would belong
they would belong
Past Conditional
I would have belonged
you would have belonged
he/she/it would have belonged
we would have belonged
you would have belonged
they would have belonged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.belong - be owned bybelong - be owned by; be in the possession of; "This book belongs to me"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
2.belong - be suitable or acceptablebelong - be suitable or acceptable; "This student somehow doesn't belong"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
3.belong - be in the right place or situationbelong - 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?"
be - occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?"
4.belong - be rightly classified in a class or category; "The whales belong among the mammals"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
5.belong - be a member, adherent, inhabitant, etc. (of a group, organization, or place)belong - be a member, adherent, inhabitant, etc. (of a group, organization, or place); "They belong to the same political party"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
6.belong - be a part or adjunctbelong - be a part or adjunct; "the uniform looks like it belonged to a museum collection"; "These pages don't belong"
inhere - be inherent in something
appertain, pertain - be a part or attribute of

belong

verb
1. go, fit in, have a home, have a rightful place This piece really belongs in a museum.
2. go with, fit into, be part of, relate to, attach to, be connected with, pertain to, have as a proper place The judges could not decide which category it belonged in.
belong to someone be the property of, be owned by, be held by, be in the possession of, be at the disposal of, be in the ownership of The house has belonged to her family for four generations.
belong to something be a member of, be associated with, be included in, be allied to, be affiliated to, be an adherent of I used to belong to a youth club.

belong

verb
To have a proper or suitable place:
Translations
، ينتسب الى يَنْتَسِبُ إلى، يَنْتَمـييَتْبَعُ، يَخَصُّيَتَلائَميَنْتَسِبُ إلىيَنْتَمِي إِلى
patřitpříslušetbýt členemhodit se k
tilhørevære medlem afhøre sammenpasse
kuulua
pripadatispadati
összetartoziktartozikvalami valakié
eiga samantilheyra, vera eigntilheyra, vera félagi í
・・・に属する・・・のものである所属する
(…의) 것이다속하다알맞은 위치에 있다
asmeniniai daiktaipriklausytisudaryti porą
attiektiesiederētiespiederēt
byť členom
pripadatispadati
tillhörahörahöra hemmahöra till
เป็นของเป็นสมาชิก เป็นส่วนหนึ่งเป็นสมาชิกของ
ait olmak-in olmaktan olmaküyesi olmakuymak
thuộcthuộc về

belong

[bɪˈlɒŋ] VI
1. (= be possession) to belong to sbpertenecer a algn
who does this belong to?¿a quién pertenece esto?, ¿de quién es esto?
the house/the book doesn't belong to youla casa/el libro no te pertenece
the land belongs to himla tierra es de su propiedad, la tierra le pertenece
2. (= be product) → ser
the handwriting belongs to a malela letra es de hombre
3. (= be member) I used to belong to the Labour Partyestuve afiliado a or fui miembro del partido laborista
do you belong to a church?¿perteneces a alguna iglesia?
to belong to a clubser socio de un club
4. (= be appropriate) we truly belong togetherestamos verdaderamente hechos el uno para el otro
those ideas belong in the middle agesesas ideas son de la edad media
the future belongs to technologyel futuro está en manos de la tecnología
5. (= fit in) I feel I belong hereaquí me siento en casa
he feels the need to belongsiente la necesidad de ser parte de algún grupo
I don't belong hereéste no es mi sitio
6. (= have rightful place) it belongs on the shelfva en el estante
your toys don't belong in the living roomel sitio de tus juguetes no es el salón, tus juguetes no deberían estar en el salón
go back home where you belongvuelve a casa, que es donde está tu sitio
7. (= be part) → ser
that top belongs to this bottleese tapón es el de esta botella
it belongs to the rodent familypertenece a or es de la familia de los roedores
Henry and I belong to different generationsHenry y yo pertenecemos a distintas generaciones or somos de dos generaciones diferentes

belong

[bɪˈlɒŋ] vi
(to owner) to belong to sb → être à qn, appartenir à qn
The house belonged to her father → La maison appartenait à son père.
Who does it belong to? → C'est à qui?
That belongs to me → C'est à moi.
(to club, organization, party) to belong to (= be member of) → être membre de, faire partie de
Do you belong to any clubs? → Est-ce que vous faites partie d'un club?
She belongs to the Labour Party → Elle est membre du parti travailliste.
to belong in a category → appartenir à une catégorie
Which category does it belong in? → Cela appartient à quelle catégorie?
(= fit) [screw, part] → aller
Where does this belong? → est-ce que ça va?
(= be kept) [plate, cup, tablecloth] → se ranger
Where does this tablecloth belong? → est-ce que se range cette nappe?
(= fit in) [person] → être à sa place
I don't feel as though I belong here → Je ne me sens pas à ma place ici.
You don't belong here → Tu n'es pas à ta place ici.
to belong in jail (= deserve to be) → mériter d'être en prison
(= be suited to)
This piece belongs in the concert hall → Ce morceau serait plus adapté à une salle de concert.

belong

vi
(= be the property of)gehören (to sb jdm); who does it belong to?wem gehört es?; the parks belong to everybodydie Parkanlagen sind für alle da
(= be part of)gehören (to zu); (to town: person) → gehören (to nach), sich zu Hause fühlen (→ to in +dat); to belong togetherzusammengehören; the lid belongs to this boxder Deckel gehört zu dieser Schachtel; to belong to a clubeinem Klub angehören; why don’t you belong?warum sind Sie nicht Mitglied?; concepts that belong to physicsBegriffe, die in die Physik gehören
(= be in right place)gehören; I don’t belong hereich gehöre nicht hierher, ich bin hier fehl am Platze; to feel that one doesn’t belongdas Gefühl haben, dass man fehl am Platze ist or dass man nicht dazugehört; you don’t belong here, so scramSie haben hier nichts zu suchen, also verschwinden Sie; the vase belongs on the mantelpiecedie Vase gehört auf den Sims; where does this one belong?wo gehört das hin?; that doesn’t belong to my area of responsibilitydas gehört nicht in meinen Verantwortungsbereich; this case belongs in the Appeal Courtdieser Fall gehört vor das Berufungsgericht; that doesn’t belong to this departmentdas gehört nicht in diese Abteilung; it belongs under the heading of …das gehört or fällt in die Rubrik der …

belong

[bɪˈlɒŋ] vi
a. to belong to sb/sth (be the property of) → appartenere a qn/qc
who does this belong to? → questo di chi è?
to belong to a club → essere socio/a di un club
b. (have rightful place) put it back where it belongsrimettilo al suo posto
it belongs on the shelf → va sullo scaffale
I felt I didn't belong → mi sentivo un estraneo

belong

(biˈloŋ) verb
1. (with to) to be the property of. This book belongs to me.
2. (with to) to be a native, member etc of. I belong to the sailing club.
3. (with with) to go together with. This shoe belongs with that shoe.
beˈlongings noun plural
personal possessions. She can't have gone away – all her belongings are still here.

belong

يَنْتَسِبُ إلى, يَنْتَمِي إِلى patřit tilhøre, være medlem af angehören, gehören, gehören (zu) ανήκω, ανήκω σε pertenecer, pertenecer a kuulua, kuulua (jollekulle tai johonkin) appartenir, appartenir à pripadati, spadati appartenere, appartenere a, far parte di ・・・に属する, ・・・のものである, 所属する (…의) 것이다, 속하다, 알맞은 위치에 있다 behoren tot, horen bij, thuishoren høre hjemme, tilhøre należeć, należeć do (kogoś) pertencer, pertencer a быть собственностью, принадлежать höra hemma, tillhöra เป็นของ, เป็นสมาชิก เป็นส่วนหนึ่ง, เป็นสมาชิกของ ait olmak thuộc, thuộc về 属于
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Bent on showing that he was not offended, he made himself as agreeable as possible, wound cotton for Meg, recited poetry to please Jo, shook down cones for Beth, and helped Amy with her ferns, proving himself a fit person to belong to the `Busy Bee Society'.
The effort he had made to extend his land holdings had been suc- cessful and there were few farms in the valley that did not belong to him, but until David came he was a bitterly disappointed man.
It was belong to a great man, very rich, like what you not got here; many fields, many forests, many big house.
Conditions would some way adjust themselves, she felt; but whatever came, she had resolved never again to belong to another than herself.
If Webb wants faith and honesty in an Indian, let him bring out the tribes of the Delawares, and send these greedy and lying Mohawks and Oneidas, with their six nations of varlets, where in nature they belong, among the French
These men, whom she had found so relapsed into barbarism that they had forgotten the most ordinary forms of civilization; these men, even in whose extravagant admiration there was a certain loss of self-respect, that as a woman she would never forgive; these men, who seemed to belong to another race--impossible
But, unfortunately, she had likewise to struggle against a bitter emotion of a directly opposite kind: a sentiment of virulence, we mean, towards the idle aristocracy to which it had so recently been her pride to belong.
I mean, sir, the same ancient Catholic Church to which you and I, and Captain Peleg there, and Queequeg here, and all of us, and every mother's son and soul of us belong; the great and everlasting First Congregation of this whole worshipping world; we all belong to that; only some of us cherish some queer crotchets noways touching the grand belief; in that we all join hands.
That done, if it belong to a small whale it is hoisted on deck to be deliberately disposed of.
As the horses did not belong to these men the only thing they thought of was how to get their money out of them, first, to pay the master, and then to provide for their own living; and a dreadful time some of these horses had of it.
The victim was an insurance agent, and he had lost a hundred and ten dollars that did not belong to him.
Eliza, if these people only knew what a blessing it is for a man to feel that his wife and child belong to him