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!
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References in classic literature ?
Oh no, if you please'm; that one belongs to old Mrs.
But this province of knowledge belongs to the art of Delivery and to the masters of that science.
The suffering, whether of martyr or victim, which belongs to every historical advance of mankind, is represented in this way in every town, and by hundreds of obscure hearths; and we need not shrink from this comparison of small things with great; for does not science tell us that its highest striving is after the ascertainment of a unity which shall bind the smallest things with the greatest?
Kwaque, the Methusalem-faced ape grinnin' there, belongs to me.
It is one of the loveliest and kindest books that ever was written, and my heart belongs to it still; to be sure it belongs to several hundreds of other books in equal entirety.
It belongs to all the books of the great Norwegian Bjorstjerne Bjornson, whose 'Arne,' and whose 'Happy Boy,' and whose 'Fisher Maiden' I read in this same fortunate sickness.
they may then divide among themselves, what belongs to the rich: nor is this unjust; because truly it has been so judged by the supreme power.
It belongs to King Grisly-beard,' answered he; 'hadst thou taken him, all had been thine.
It belongs to King Grisly-beard; hadst thou taken him, it had all been thine.
The throne belongs to whoever is able to take it," answered Jinjur, as she slowly ate another caramel.
That is, all except the boy, who belongs to old Mombi and must be restored to her keeping.
Story books with a theme of belonging served as a starting point in this co-construction of knowledge, and each of the books presented to the children had a title page stating: 'This book belongs to.
Bourdieu also argues that habitus plays a crucial role in defining who belongs to what and where, because it describes the individual's way of seeing, interpreting and acting in the world, in accordance with their social position (Bourdieu, 1999).
50 cents, and bounded by : east: land belongs to ramabhadra chalapathi rao, south: land sold by sheikh pedamogala saheb, west: detour, north: land sold by duggempudi konda reddy.
According to a survey carried out by this scribe on Saturday, the newly-elected British MP from Birmingham Mirza Khalid Mahmood of Labour Party, who retained the office, belongs to Dadayal town of this district.