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belonging


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Belonging  \Be*long"ing\,  n.  [Commonly  in  the  pl.] 
  1.  That  which  belongs  to  one  that  which  pertains  to  one 
  hence  goods  or  effects.  ``Thyself  and  thy  belongings.'' 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  That  which  is  connected  with  a  principal  or  greater  thing 
  an  appendage;  an  appurtenance. 
 
  3.  Family;  relations;  household.  [Colloq.] 
 
  Few  persons  of  her  ladyship's  belongings  stopped, 
  before  they  did  her  bidding,  to  ask  her  reasons. 
  --Thackeray. 
 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  belonging 
  n  :  happiness  felt  in  a  secure  relationship;  "with  his 
  classmates  he  felt  a  sense  of  belonging" 




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