Belong

Definition of Belong

Be`long´
v. i.1.To be the property of; as, Jamaica belongs to Great Britain.
[imp. & p. p. Belonged ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Belonging.]
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.
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.
v. t.1.To be deserved by.
More evils belong us than happen to us.
- B. Jonson.

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