• It seems as if the lagoons belonged to them this evening
    It seems as if the lagoons belonged to them this evening
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n belongings something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone; "that hat is my property","he is a man of property"
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: At Arkansas State University two people cannot hold hands while standing in a doorway unless they belong to a union.
    • Belongings circumstances or relations of any person: possessions: persons connected, relatives: accessories
    • ***


  • Paul Zane Pilzer
    Paul Zane Pilzer
    “Prosperity belongs to those who learn new things the fastest.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
    “Rashness belongs to youth; prudence to old age.”
  • Simone Weil
    “A test of what is real is that it is hard and rough. Joys are found in it, not pleasure. What is pleasant belongs to dreams.”
  • John F. Kennedy
    “In giving rights to others which belong to them, we give rights to ourselves and to our country.”
  • Dorothy H. Rath
    Dorothy H. Rath
    “I have come back again to where I belong; not an enchanted place, but the walls are strong.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “No one's gonna drag you up to get into the light where you belong.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Bi-, be-longen, intens. of longen, with pfx. be-. See Long.


In literature:

He belonged to a family of Huguenot merchants.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
Anticus: frontal; belonging to or directed toward the front.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
To characterize the difference, it may be said at once that it is a purposive view which belongs to the minister.
"Psychotherapy" by Hugo Münsterberg
Sometimes the child would be said to belong to the overseer, and sometimes it would be said to belong to the marster.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
They belong to the northern zones of Europe, Asia, and America.
"Quadrupeds, What They Are and Where Found" by Mayne Reid
She belonged to no one in the world.
"A Little Girl in Old Quebec" by Amanda Millie Douglas
She belonged to the ideal order, she belongs to it still.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Patriotism is loyalty to the civic group to which one belongs by birth or other group bond.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
Pierre, belong also Parr, Parry and Perry, though Parry is generally Welsh (Chapter VI).
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
The voice belonged to a boy who had once charged Mrs. Kukor with going to church on a Saturday.
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates

In poetry:

O Lord of life, thy quickening voice
Awakes my morning song!
In gladsome words I would rejoice
That I to thee belong.
"Morning Hymn" by George MacDonald
Do I have it, or is it gone?
Do I still belong? Can I bluff?
Suppose he turns schoolboy-tough?
Oh, it's all too much!
"He'S AboutT 22, I'm 63" by Helene M Johnson
To the Judge of Right and Wrong
With Whom fulfillment lies
Our purpose and our power belong,
Our faith and sacrifice.
"The Choice (The American Spirit Speaks)" by Rudyard Kipling
I placed each one
where it belonged on you.
"A miracle,"
you said and we laughed
the laugh of the well-to-do.
"Where It Was At Back Then" by Anne Sexton
Among their graven shapes to whom
Thy civic wreaths belong,
O city of his love, make room
For one whose gift was song.
"Fitz-Greene Halleck" by John Greenleaf Whittier
By night the river's plaint is long,
At noon tall pines complain,
Until I think to these belong
A knowledge of our pain.
"Parted" by Annie Adams Fields

In news:

The Indiana Supreme Court has disbarred an Evansville attorney who pleaded guilty in 2011 to Class D felony theft for exercising unauthorized control over more than $17,000 that belonged to 24 current or former clients.
They had hoped to show they belonged among the best teams in the Eastern Conference.
An actor in low-budget gay porn films is the subject of an international manhunt after two severed body parts belonging to the same person were found in the Canadian capital.
People collect belongings among the thousands of homes destroyed by heavy floods in Nowshera, Pakistan.
I would never be part of anything, never belong anywhere…something would always go wrong.
Loeffler said the agency was trying to determine whether the copy belonged to the state or the DRT chapter when it came up missing.
In this tender if familiar picture book, a doll named Emma lovingly describes the fellow denizens of a dollhouse, which belongs to Girl and Boy.
In this tender if familiar picture book, a doll named Emma lovingly describes the fellow denizens of a dollhouse , which belongs to Girl and Boy.
The most moving moments in Lookingglass Theatre's The Great Fire belong to Mr and Mrs O'Leary, the Irish immigrants falsely accused of causing the blaze.
Campaign Signs Don't Belong On Highway Right-of-Way.
Now in 2012 Rossdale is back in Bush, where he feels he truly belongs.
CADDO PARISH, LA — Two people were arrested today in connection with a fraudulent land transfer involving property belonging to a woman who has been dead for 17 years.
In the Washington, DC area where I live, I belong to a women's professional culinary society called Les Dames D'Escoffier (of which Julia Child was a "Grande Dame", but I'll get to her soon).
While its name would suggest we have France to thank for fries, that honor might actually belong to the country's northern neighbor, Belgium.
The letters, home movies and even a cigar belonging to the industrialist Henry Clay Frick will be shipped to New York City for restoration as part of a settlement between the Helen Clay Frick Foundation and the attorney general's office.

In science:

The sentence “there exist three neighboring black vertices” belongs to both first order logics, but “there exist three horizontally adjacent black vertices” only belongs to the second one.
Zero-one laws for binary random fields
In the total partitioning we make vertices which are separated from each other by a particular fixed distance either adjacent (and so the number representing that distance is taken to be belonging to set A) or nonadjacent (and so the number representing that distance is taken to be belonging to set B).
On Ramsey Numbers
However, we are after the proportions of the population that “positively” belong to each of the t categories: a particular interviewee positively belongs to one and only one category.
Negative Surveys
Since t1 , ta , tb belong to R∗ and R∗ is invariant under ϕ we can conclude that t2 belongs to R∗ .
Generalized Majority-Minority Operations are Tractable
Then the set X \ [D) = {w ∈ X | ∀di ∈ D .(w < di )} is a non-empty down-set (for non-emptyness, note that the least element of X cannot belong to D , and hence belongs to X \ [D)).
Modal languages for topology: expressivity and definability