English dictionary

belong meaning and definition


Definition of belong (verb)

  1. be owned by; be in the possession of
    • "This book belongs to me"
  2. be suitable or acceptable
    • "This student somehow doesn't belong"
  3. 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?"
    • synonyms: go
  4. be rightly classified in a class or category
    • "The whales belong among the mammals"
  5. be a member, adherent, inhabitant, etc. (of a group, organization, or place)
    • "They belong to the same political party"
  6. be a part or adjunct
    • "the uniform looks like it belonged to a museum collection"; "These pages don't belong"
    • synonyms: belong to
Source: Princeton University Wordnet