to be in the relation of a member, adherent, inhabitant, etc. (usually followed by to):
He belongs to the Knights of Columbus.
to have the proper qualifications, especially social qualifications, to be a member of a group:
You don’t belong in this club.
to be proper or due; be properly or appropriately placed, situated, etc.:
Books belong in every home. This belongs on the shelf. He is a statesman who belongs among the great.
to be the property of:
The book belongs to her.
to be a part or adjunct of:
That cover belongs to this jar.
(foll by to) to be the property or possession (of)
(foll by to) to be bound to (a person, place, or club) by ties of affection, dependence, allegiance, or membership
foll by to, under, with, etc. to be classified (with): this plant belongs to the daisy family
(foll by to) to be a part or adjunct (of): this top belongs to the smaller box
to have a proper or usual place: that plate belongs in the cupboard
(informal) to be suitable or acceptable, esp socially: although they were rich, they just didn’t belong
see: to the victor belong the spoils
- Bells, whistles, and gongs
bells, whistles, and gongs
- Belly button
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- Belly landing
(of an aviator) to land (an aircraft) directly on the fuselage, as because of defective landing gear. (of an aircraft) to land directly on the fuselage, without using the landing gear. Historical Examples A Yankee Flier Over Berlin Al Avery noun the landing of an aircraft on its fuselage without use of its landing gear
- Belly out
belly out Historical Examples Royal Highness Thomas Mann The World of Homer Andrew Lang She’s All the World to Me Hall Caine