belong-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: be owned by

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[patient] BELONG to NP2[agent[human]]
NOTE: NP2 owns NP1, may be used metaphorically.

This book belongs to me.
Texas' national-championship night in Pasadena belonged solely to the unstoppable Vince Young.
This elegant 1840s farmhouse belonged to Osborne's first settler.
Not all liquid stocks belong to big companies and not all illiquid stocks belong to small companies.
Though Brandy can be made anywhere, the true roots belong to France.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: Possession
PropBank: belong.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: be in or part of an appropriate/acceptable place, situation or group

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP BELONG
NOTE: NP2 does NOT own/possess NP1.

This student somehow doesn't belong.
Where does this book belong?
One of these things is not like the other, one of these things does not belong.
Isn't it time you returned to where you once belonged?
Serious money belongs in a widely diversified investment program.
This student belongs to our bridge club.
Senator Ted Kennedy belongs to All Male club.
Each breed of dog belongs to a group of similar breeds.
Tulips belong to the lily family.
Your stove looks like it should belong in a museum.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: Membership
PropBank: belong.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6