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.
Examples from the Web for belonged
Finally, as the sun was about to set, she came upon a little cottage that belonged to seven dwarfs.In New Brothers Grimm 'Snow White', The Prince Doesn't Save Her|The Brothers Grimm|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Stamped “MNR,” they belonged to families who had fled or been deported and will never return to claim them.My Grandfather's War: Recovering the Art the Nazis Stole|Anne Sinclair|October 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Another can had a fingerprint that belonged neither to her nor the brothers.How the North Carolina GOP Made a Wrongfully Convicted Man a Death Row Scapegoat|Michael Daly|September 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The ex-wife was accused of no wrongdoing, especially after she produced a shotgun that she said also belonged to Morgan.The Mystery of Donald Ray Morgan, the 44-Year-Old American Who Loved ISIS|Michael Daly|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It belonged to one Alexander Yurtayev, born in the Chechen capital of Grozny in 1961.
A thought had occurred to him and so it belonged to her also.War and Peace|Leo Tolstoy
An alien was not to eat thereof: it belonged especially to the covenant people.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus|G. A. Chadwick
They belonged, she imagined, to some of the newer people of the town who had come to Clarkson during her years from home.The Main Chance|Meredith Nicholson
George Sand did not employ a versified form for her stories, but she belonged to the family of these poets.
He long afterwards discovered in a shoemaker's shop a panel of the head which belonged to the torso.Leonardo da Vinci|Maurice W. Brockwell
British Dictionary definitions for belonged
Word Origin for belong
Idioms and Phrases with belonged
see to the victor belong the spoils.