How to use
'to be suitable'
(12-19 centuries), from
intransitive not in progressive
always + adverb/preposition
if something belongs somewhere, that is the right place or situation for it
Put the chair back where it belongs.
an attitude that doesn't belong in modern society
if you feel you belong in a place or situation, you feel happy and comfortable in it, because you have the same interests and ideas as other people
I worked there for five years but never really felt I belonged.
It's important to have a
sense of belonging
a feeling that you are happy and comfortable somewhere
belong to somebody/something
if something belongs to someone, they own it
The book belongs to Dan.
Who does this scarf belong to?
to be a member of a group or organization
He belongs to the golf club.
to be related to something or form part of it
cars that belong to a different era
to be related to or produced by a particular person
She recognized the voice as belonging to the man who had attacked her.
if a competition or period of time belongs to someone, they are the most important or successful person in it
All the acts were good, but the evening belonged to a dance group from Moscow.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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