HyperDic: belong

English > 6 senses of the word belong:
VERBpossessionbelongbe owned by
stativebelongbe suitable or acceptable
stativebelong, gobe in the right place or situation
stativebelongbe rightly classified in a class or category
stativebelongbe a member, adherent, inhabitant, etc. (of a group, organization, or place)
stativebelong, belong tobe a part or adjunct
belong > pronunciation
Soundsbihlao'ng
Rhymesalong ... yearlong: 33 rhymes with aong...
English > belong: 6 senses > verb 1, possession
MeaningBe owned by; be in the possession of.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Example"This book belongs to me"
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Nounsbelongingssomething owned
English > belong: 6 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningBe suitable or acceptable.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Example"This student somehow doesn't belong"
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
English > belong: 6 senses > verb 3, stative
MeaningBe in the right place or situation.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
ModelThe chairs belong in the corner
Examples
  • "Where do these books belong?"
  • "Let's put health care where it belongs--under the control of the government"
Synonymgo
BroaderbeOccupy a certain position or area
Spanishcorresponder, pertenecer
Catalanpertànyer
English > belong: 6 senses > verb 4, stative
MeaningBe rightly classified in a class or category.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Example"The whales belong among the mammals"
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Spanishpertenecer
English > belong: 6 senses > verb 5, stative
MeaningBe a member, adherent, inhabitant, etc. (of a group, organization, or place).
PatternSomebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Example"They belong to the same political party"
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
English > belong: 6 senses > verb 6, stative
MeaningBe a part or adjunct.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "the uniform looks like it belonged to a museum collection"
  • "These pages don't belong"
Synonymbelong to
NarrowerinhereBe inherent in something
pertain, appertainBe a part or attribute of
Spanishhabitar, pertenecer, radicar, residir, viure
Catalanhabitar, pertànyer, residir, viure

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