2. That which is connected with a principal or greater thing;
an appendage; an appurtenance.
3. Family; relations; household. [Colloq.]
Few persons of her ladyship's belongings stopped,
before they did her bidding, to ask her reasons.
Note: [Usually construed with to.]
1. To be the property of; as, Jamaica belongs to Great
2. To be a part of, or connected with; to be appendant or
related; to owe allegiance or service.
A desert place belonging to . . . Bethsaids. --Luke
The mighty men which belonged to David. --1 Kings i.
3. To be the concern or proper business or function of; to
appertain to. ``Do not interpretations belong to God ?''
--Gen. xl. 8.
4. To be suitable for; to be due to.
Strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age.
--Heb. v. 14.
No blame belongs to thee. --Shak.
5. To be native to, or an inhabitant of; esp. to have a legal
residence, settlement, or inhabitancy, whether by birth or
operation of law, so as to be entitled to maintenance by
the parish or town.
Bastards also are settled in the parishes to which
the mothers belong. --Blackstone.