belonging

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Verb[edit]

belonging

  1. Present participle of belong.

Noun[edit]

belonging (countable and uncountable, plural belongings)

  1. (uncountable) The action of the verb to belong.
    I have a feeling of belonging in London.
    A need for belonging seems fundamental to humans.
  2. (countable) (almost always used in the plural) Something physical that is owned.
    • Shakespeare
      Thyself and thy belongings.
    Make sure you take all your belongings when you leave.
  3. (colloquial, dated) family; relations; household
    • Thackeray
      Few persons of her ladyship's belongings stopped, before they did her bidding, to ask her reasons.

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