verb (used without object)
- to be the property of: The book belongs to her.
- to be a part or adjunct of: That cover belongs to this jar.
- belo horizonte,
Origin of belong
Examples from the Web for belong
He also earned a Grammy and platinum record for “Up Where We Belong.”The Greatest Rock Voice of All Time Belonged to Joe Cocker|Ted Gioia|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They seem to belong to us, and then they freely go—behavior very uncharacteristic of a shadow or a shoe.
“Most Jamaicans are religious and belong to fundamentalist Christian denominations,” he said.How Maurice Tomlinson Was Outed in Jamaica—and Forced Into Exile|Jay Michaelson|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Others earn our admiration because they belong more to a particular moment.
They need to feel like they belong to something and are unable to think for themselves.The Hot Designer Who Hates Fashion: VK Nagrani Triumphs His Own Way|Tom Teodorczuk|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But as you did not belong to me then, whatever you may have done was no disgrace to me.
I belong so much to the stunned sleepers in the straw who cannot feel.A Journal of Impressions in Belgium|May Sinclair
To repeat: Our intellect is not ours, it does not belong to man, but it together with man belongs to the universe.The Positive Outcome of Philosophy|Joseph Dietzgen
Two shrubby species of Euonymus belong to the flora of North America, but the bulk of the large family is tropical.Trees Worth Knowing|Julia Ellen Rogers
Of course, however, it is one thing to be admitted to Virginia society and another to belong to it by right.American Adventures|Julian Street
Word Origin for belong
mid-14c., "to go along with, properly relate to," from be- intensive prefix, + longen "to go," from Old English langian "pertain to, to go along with," of unknown origin. Senses of "be the property of" and "be a member of" first recorded late 14c. Cognate with Middle Dutch belanghen, Dutch belangen, German belangen. Replaced earlier Old English gelang, with completive prefix ge-.
see to the victor belong the spoils.