belong to

Definition of belong to

  1. 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. 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. 3 :  to be included in (a category, group, etc.) <What family does that bird belong to?>

  4. 4 :  to be a part of (something) <the parts belonging to the clock>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to be suitable, appropriate, or advantageous

    :  to be in a proper situation

    :  to be an attribute, part, adjunct, or function of a person or thing

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