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?
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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.
'Pray,' said she, 'whose is this wood?' 'It belongs to King Grisly-beard,' answered he; 'hadst thou taken him, all had been thine.' 'Ah!
'It belongs to King Grisly-beard; hadst thou taken him, it had all been thine.' 'Ah!
"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.
According to the school's Board of Management (BoM) Chairman John Angasa, the playground was allegedly grabbed by the institution on Tuesday and efforts to have it returned have been futile.FENCED OFF "The playground was fenced off by our neighbours on Tuesday, claiming it belongs to them.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Jan 11 (ANI): Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan said all the former Prime Ministers from the Congress party barring Manmohan Singh belonged to upper castes, however, he does not know which caste Singh belongs to.
He is survived by wife, parents, seven sisters and a brother; Sepoy Sami Ullah belongs to District Hunza, Gilgit Baltistan.
'I want to make it clear that this PSL does not belong to me and neither does it belong to any security institution or any political party - it belongs to you, the people of Pakistan,' he said.