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belong


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Belong  \Be*long"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Belonged};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Belonging}.]  [OE.  belongen  (akin  to  D.  belangen  to 
  concern,  G.  belangen  to  attain  to  to  concern);  pref.  be-  + 
  longen  to  desire.  See  {Long},  v.  i.] 
 
  Note:  [Usually  construed  with  to.] 
  1.  To  be  the  property  of  as  Jamaica  belongs  to  Great 
  Britain. 
 
  2.  To  be  a  part  of  or  connected  with  to  be  appendant  or 
  related;  to  owe  allegiance  or  service. 
 
  A  desert  place  belonging  to  .  .  .  Bethsaids  --Luke 
  ix  10. 
 
  The  mighty  men  which  belonged  to  David.  --1  Kings  i. 
  8. 
 
  3.  To  be  the  concern  or  proper  business  or  function  of  to 
  appertain  to  ``Do  not  interpretations  belong  to  God  ?'' 
  --Gen.  xl  8. 
 
  4.  To  be  suitable  for  to  be  due  to 
 
  Strong  meat  belongeth  to  them  that  are  of  full  age. 
  --Heb.  v.  14. 
 
  No  blame  belongs  to  thee.  --Shak. 
 
  5.  To  be  native  to  or  an  inhabitant  of  esp.  to  have  a  legal 
  residence,  settlement,  or  inhabitancy,  whether  by  birth  or 
  operation  of  law,  so  as  to  be  entitled  to  maintenance  by 
  the  parish  or  town. 
 
  Bastards  also  are  settled  in  the  parishes  to  which 
  the  mothers  belong.  --Blackstone. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Belong  \Be*long"\,  v.  t. 
  To  be  deserved  by  [Obs.] 
 
  More  evils  belong  us  than  happen  to  us  --B.  Jonson 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  belong 
  v  1:  be  owned  by  be  in  the  possession  of  "This  book  belongs  to 
  me" 
  2:  originate  (in);  "The  problems  dwell  in  the  social  injustices 
  in  this  country"  [syn:  {dwell},  {consist},  {lie},  {lie  in}] 
  3:  be  suitable  or  acceptable;  "This  student  somehow  doesn't 
  belong" 
  4:  be  in  the  right  place  or  situation;  "Where  do  these  books 
  belong?"  "Let's  put  health  care  where  it  belongs--under 
  the  control  of  the  government";  "Where  do  these  books  go?" 
  [syn:  {go}] 
  5:  be  classified  with  "The  whales  belong  among  the  mammals" 




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