belonging

[ bih-lawng-ing, -long- ]
/ bɪˈlɔŋ ɪŋ, -ˈlɒŋ- /

noun

something that belongs.
belongings, possessions; goods; personal effects.

Origin of belonging

First recorded in 1595–1605; belong + -ing1

Related forms

un·be·long·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for belongings (1 of 2)

belongings

/ (bɪˈlɒŋɪŋz) /

pl n

(sometimes singular) the things that a person owns or has with him; possessions; effects

British Dictionary definitions for belongings (2 of 2)

belonging

/ (bɪˈlɒŋɪŋ) /

noun

secure relationship; affinity (esp in the phrase a sense of belonging)
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