- (General American) IPA(key): /bɪˈlɔŋɪŋ/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /bɪˈlɒŋɪŋ/
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- Rhymes: -ɒŋɪŋ
- Hyphenation: be‧long‧ing
- (uncountable) The feeling that one belongs.
- I have a feeling of belonging in London.
- A need for belonging seems fundamental to humans.
- (countable, chiefly plural) Something physical that is owned.
- Thyself and thy belongings.
- Make sure you take all your belongings when you leave.
- (colloquial, dated) family; relations; household
- Few persons of her ladyship's belongings stopped, before they did her bidding, to ask her reasons.
the action of the verb to belong
something physical that is owned