# belong

## Verb

 Plain form belong Third-person singular belongs Past tense belonged Past participle belonged Present participle belonging
1. (intransitive) If ${\displaystyle x}$ belongs to ${\displaystyle y}$, it is ${\displaystyle y}$'s
The umbrella belongs to John; it's his.
2. (intransitive) If someone belongs to something like a club, they are a member.
Mary belongs to Greenpeace.
What does it cost to belong to the library?
English belongs to the Indo-European language family.
3. (intransitive) If something belongs, it is in the right place.
That dog doesn't belong in the kitchen.
Where does this book belong?
I'm a simple girl; I don't belong in this rich house.