(verb, preposition)


1. (Australian Aboriginal‎, optionally followed by to) Of, belonging to.


1. be owned by; be in the possession of

- This book belongs to me

Definition categories: possession, be

2. be suitable or acceptable

- This student somehow doesn't belong

Definition categories: stative, be

3. 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

Similar word(s): go

Definition categories: stative, be

4. be rightly classified in a class or category

- The whales belong among the mammals

Definition categories: stative, be

5. be a member, adherent, inhabitant, etc. (of a group, organization, or place)

- They belong to the same political party

Definition categories: stative, be

6. be a part or adjunct

- the uniform looks like it belonged to a museum collection

- These pages don't belong

Definition categories: stative

Sentences with belong as a verb:

- Where does this document belong?

- You don’t belong here — get out.

- I don’t belong to them!

- That house belongs to me.

- Suppose belongs to ... (— written: )