belong to

Definition of belong to

1 :to be the property of (someone) :to be owned by
  • The money belongs to him.
  • The house belongs not just to her, but to her husband as well.
  • His style belongs only to himself.
2 :to be a member of (a club, organization, etc.)
  • The family belongs to a country club.
  • Most of the company's employees belong to an HMO.
3 :to be included in (a category, group, etc.)
  • What family does that bird belong to?
4 :to be a part of (something)
  • the parts belonging to the clock

Word by Word Definitions

belong play
  1. : to be suitable, appropriate, or advantageous

  2. : to be in a proper situation

  3. : to be the property of a person or thing


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