Definition of “belongings” - English Dictionary

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“belongings” in British English

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belongingsnoun [ plural ]

uk /bɪˈlɒŋ.ɪŋz/ us /bɪˈlɑːŋ.ɪŋz/

B2 the things that a person owns, especially those that can be carried :

I put a few personal belongings in a bag and left the house for the last time.
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  • I emptied the closet and put my belongings into the black overnight case.
  • Passengers are reminded to take all their personal belongings with them when they leave the plane.
  • They usually leave one or two of their belongings behind when they leave.
  • He led a simple life, with few belongings, and never owned a home of his own.
  • Do you really need to bring so many of your belongings with you on this trip?

(Definition of “belongings” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“belongings” in American English

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belongingsplural noun

us /bɪˈlɔŋ·ɪŋz/

the things that you own, esp. those that can be taken with you:

Fleeing the flood waters, families here packed their belongings and headed to higher land.

(Definition of “belongings” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)