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Definition of "belonging" []

  • A personal item that one owns; a possession. Often used in the plural. (noun)
  • Acceptance as a natural member or part: a sense of belonging. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "belonging" in a sentence
  • "There is a reason the word belonging has a synonym for want at its center; it is the human condition."
  • "This term belonging properly to those things which we can observe in the ordinary course of things, by a natural decay, to come to an end in"
  • "ELISION, the omission or crowding out of unstressed words or unaccented syllables to make the metre smoother; a term belonging to classical prosody and inappropriate in English prosody except where syllable-counting verse is concerned."