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. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is connected with a principal or greater thing; an appendage; an appurtenance. [1913 Webster]

3. Family; relations; household. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

Few persons of her ladyship's belongings stopped, before they did her bidding, to ask her reasons. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Belonging — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • belonging — be•long•ing [[t]bɪˈlɔŋ ɪŋ, ˈlɒŋ [/t]] n. 1) belongings, possessions; personal effects 2) close relationship: a sense of belonging[/ex] • Etymology: 1595 …   From formal English to slang

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