Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Acceptance as a natural member or part.
  • noun Personal items that one owns; possessions.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of belong.
  • noun uncountable The action of the verb to belong.
  • noun countable (almost always used in the plural) Something physical that is owned.
  • noun colloquial, dated family; relations; household

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

  • noun happiness felt in a secure relationship

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Examples

  • There is a reason the word belonging has a synonym for want at its center; it is the human condition.

    VANISHING ACTS

  • There is a reason the word belonging has a synonym for want at its center; it is the human condition.

    VANISHING ACTS

  • There is a reason the word belonging has a synonym for want at its center; it is the human condition.

    VANISHING ACTS

  • This term belonging properly to those things which we can observe in the ordinary course of things, by a natural decay, to come to an end in

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • ELISION, the omission or crowding out of unstressed words or unaccented syllables to make the metre smoother; a term belonging to classical prosody and inappropriate in English prosody except where syllable-counting verse is concerned.

    The Principles of English Versification

  • Highness is a title belonging to all persons in a royal family.

    New National Fourth Reader

  • The true God is an object of intent, an ideal of excellence and knowledge, not a term belonging to sense or to probable hypothesis or to the prudent management of affairs.

    The Life of Reason

  • Clifford's case as one that is less obviously inadequate: -- if any resemblance to the material and dynamical conditions of the microcosm can be detected in the macrocosm, we should have good reason to ascribe to the latter those attributes of subjectivity which we know as belonging to the former; but if no such resemblance can be traced, we shall have some reason to suppose that these attributes do not belong to the universe.

    Mind and Motion and Monism

  • _Prime Minister_ is a term belonging to the last century.

    The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume 1 (of 3), 1837-1843) A Selection from Her Majesty's Correspondence Between the Years 1837 and 1861

  • There, among the high rank weeds that surrounded it, his eagle-eyes actually saw feathers, which he identified as belonging to his wife's turkeys.

    Jamie Parker, the Fugitive

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