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belong (v.)

mid-14c., "to go along with, properly relate to," from be- intensive prefix, + longen "to go," from Old English langian "pertain to, to go along with," which is of uncertain origin but perhaps related to the root of long (adj.). Senses of "be the property of" and "be a member of" first recorded late 14c. Cognate with Middle Dutch belanghen, Dutch belangen, German belangen. Replaced earlier Old English gelang, with completive prefix ge-.

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Definitions of belong from WordNet

belong (v.)
be owned by; be in the possession of;
This book belongs to me
belong (v.)
be suitable or acceptable;
This student somehow doesn't belong
belong (v.)
be in the right place or situation;
Let's put health care where it belongs--under the control of the government
Where do these books belong?
Synonyms: go
belong (v.)
be rightly classified in a class or category;
The whales belong among the mammals
belong (v.)
be a member, adherent, inhabitant, etc. (of a group, organization, or place);
They belong to the same political party
belong (v.)
be a part or adjunct;
the uniform looks like it belonged to a museum collection
These pages don't belong
Synonyms: belong to
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