Definition of belong
- a dictionary belongs in every home
- a man of his ability belongs in teaching
- the book belongs to me
- they belong to their homeland
- she belongs to a country club
- nuts and bolts belong to a car
She was here for 15 years, but she never really belonged.
your shoes belong in the closet, not in the middle of the living room where people will trip on them
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—used to say that someone or something should be in a particular place or situation
: to be accepted and liked by the other people in a group
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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