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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 the state of being in a very personal or private relationship
  • her adoptive family gave the young girl a sense of belonging that she had never felt before

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2 belongings plural transportable items that one owns
  • packed up all their belongings and moved across the country

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present participle of belong

Synonyms of belonging (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to have or be in a usual or proper place
  • your shoes belong in the closet, not in the middle of the living room where people will trip on them

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2 to be the property of a person or group of persons
  • those textbooks belong to the school system and not to the students

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The first known use of belonging was in 1781

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“Belonging.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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