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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

Americal Dictionary of the English Language

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Belong

BELONG', verb intransitive

1. To be the property of; as, a field belongs to Richard Roe; Jamaica belongs to G.Britain.

2. To be the concern or proper business of; to appertain; as, it belongs to John Doe to prove his title.

3. To be appendant to.

He went into a desert place belonging to Bethsaida. Luke 9:1.

4. To be a part of, or connected with, though detached in place; as, a beam or rafter belongs to such a frame, or to such a place in the building.

5. To have relation to.

And David said, to whom belongest thou? 1.Sam.30.

6. To be the quality or attribute of.

To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgiveness. Daniel 9:9.

7. To be suitable for.

Strong meat belongeth to them of full age. Hebrews 5:14.

8. To relate to, or be referred to.

He careth for things that belong to the Lord. l Cor.7.

9. 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 Hence,

10. To be the native of; to have original residence.

There is no other country in the world to which the Gipeys could belong

11. In common language, to have a settled residence; to be domiciliated.