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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A personal item that one owns; a possession. Often used in the plural.
  • n. Acceptance as a natural member or part: a sense of belonging.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of belong.
  • n. The action of the verb to belong.
  • n. (almost always used in the plural) Something physical that is owned.
  • n. family; relations; household

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That which belongs to one; that which pertains to one; hence, goods or effects.
  • n. That which is connected with a principal or greater thing; an appendage; an appurtenance.
  • n. Family; relations; household.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That which belongs to one: used generally, if not always, in the plural
  • n. Property; possessions: as, “I carry all my belongings with me,”
  • n. Members of one's family or household; relations or dependants.
  • n. Appendages.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. happiness felt in a secure relationship

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