belonging

noun be·long·ing \ -ˈlȯŋ-iŋ \

Definition of belonging

1 :possession usually used in plural
2 :close or intimate relationship
  • a sense of belonging

belongingness

noun

Examples of belonging in a Sentence

  1. her adoptive family gave the young girl a sense of belonging that she had never felt before

  2. packed up all their belongings and moved across the country

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First Known Use of belonging

1781




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