Definition of belongings in US English:

belongings

plural noun

  • One's movable possessions.

    • ‘Police or security guards can inspect the personal belongings of people as they enter the premises.’
    • ‘I had a need to go fetch his last belongings and bring them home to my house to wash them.’
    • ‘Homeless people were then asked to pay fifty dollars for the return of their belongings.’
    • ‘The sprinters claim they were unaware of the tests and had returned home for personal belongings.’
    • ‘The whole family had to move upstairs after their belongings had been made safe.’
    • ‘We had boxed up all our personal belongings to make room in our second bedroom for our new baby daughter.’
    • ‘I've completely downsized all my belongings, and can pack all of my clothes into one suitcase.’
    • ‘Officers raided his room at the college that day to search his personal belongings and took five letters away.’
    • ‘Then we were instructed to leave our belongings behind and return to the departure gate.’
    • ‘Their coats, wallets, mobile phones and other personal belongings were stolen.’
    • ‘None of his belongings had been interfered with and no possessions had been stolen.’
    • ‘The burglars also stole many personal belongings that Cilla will never be able to replace.’
    • ‘I lost things, had things stolen, had people rummage through my belongings, my drawers.’
    • ‘I just hope that it results in security checks on people's belongings being tightened up.’
    • ‘Their belongings were packed into plastic bags and the family was driven to Dublin by car.’
    • ‘They add that nobody should leave personal belongings and money lying around a house.’
    • ‘I noticed that his belongings formed a round bulge in the bottom of a plastic carrier bag.’
    • ‘Once there, I laid my belongings out to dry and made plans to visit a local quarry.’
    • ‘She walked into the room to find a man searching through her belongings.’
    • ‘Manny took some personal belongings from Mrs Schendel, but ignored many more valuable items.’
    possessions, personal possessions, personal effects, effects, goods, worldly goods, chattels, goods and chattels, accoutrements, appurtenances
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Pronunciation

belongings

/bəˈlôNGiNGz//bəˈlɔŋɪŋz/