belong to (someone or something)

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belong to (someone or something)

1. To be a member of something, such as a team or club. My daughter belongs to the debate team at school. I belong to the gym on Main Street if you ever want to come work out with me.
2. To be one's possession. No, that coat belongs to Rachel—mine has a hood. Who do these headphones belong to?
See also: belong

belong to someone or something

to be owned by someone or something. This one belongs to me. This desk belongs to the company. You can't take it home!
See also: belong
References in classic literature ?
We are not so unlucky," said the new ruler, "for this Palace and the Emerald City belong to us, and we can do just as we please.
You know I don't love to hear you talk about politics; they belong to us, and petticoats should not meddle: but come, who is the man?
You speak as if you were going two hundred miles off instead of only across the park; but you will belong to us almost as much as ever.
He seemed to hold Marilla and me responsible for it all, though we told him the pig didn't belong to us, and had been pestering us all summer.
They all asked me questions, and I told them how pap and me and all the family was living on a little farm down at the bottom of Arkansaw, and my sister Mary Ann run off and got married and never was heard of no more, and Bill went to hunt them and he warn't heard of no more, and Tom and Mort died, and then there warn't nobody but just me and pap left, and he was just trimmed down to nothing, on account of his troubles; so when he died I took what there was left, because the farm didn't belong to us, and started up the river, deck passage, and fell overboard; and that was how I come to be here.
I am sure we have taken nothing away which does not properly belong to us.
On the other hand, though they did not belong to us, we remained on friendly terms with them.
Money, cocked hats and feathers, red coats and gold lace; all the fine things there are, ever were, or will be; will belong to us if we are true to that noble gentleman-- the best man in the world--carry our flags for a few days, and keep
The like of you don't know us, don't care for us, don't belong to us.
She said: "It did not belong to us, but to a Slimming World consultant and was part of a display promoting their classes.
I did not know there were going to be drugs inside the package, which does not belong to us.
The difference between France and Britain is that France is a republic, which means that the people are citizens, so the country belongs to them, and Britain is a parliamentary, constitutional monarchy, which means that despite our rights and freedoms, our country does not belong to us.
I also say that neither does he control our wildlife as they just happen to belong to us, the nation, to be highly valued and fully respected, not treated like 'dirt' and slaughtered for fun
All the government installations belong to us and it is our responsibility to maintain their security.
FATCA is a US law which requires world banks to send to the US Treasury information about accounts they hold that belong to US citizens whose income earnings exceed USD 50,000 in any given year.