Definitions for Heritageˈhɛr ɪ tɪdʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

her•it•ageˈhɛr ɪ tɪdʒ(n.)

  1. something that comes or belongs to one by reason of birth; inherited lot or portion:

    a heritage of democracy.

  2. something reserved for one:

    the heritage of the righteous.

  3. Law. property, esp. land, passed on by inheritance. something inherited or inheritable by legal succession.

    Category: Law

Origin of heritage:

1175–1225; < MF, =herit(er) to inherit (< LL hērēditāre; see hereditament ) +-age -age

Princeton's WordNet

  1. heritage(noun)

    practices that are handed down from the past by tradition

    "a heritage of freedom"

  2. inheritance, heritage(noun)

    any attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors

    "my only inheritance was my mother's blessing"; "the world's heritage of knowledge"

  3. inheritance, heritage(noun)

    that which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner

  4. inheritance, heritage(noun)

    hereditary succession to a title or an office or property

Wiktionary

  1. heritage(Noun)

    An inheritance; property that may be inherited.

  2. heritage(Noun)

    A tradition; something that can be passed down from preceding generations.

  3. heritage(Noun)

    A birthright; the status acquired by birth, especially of but not exclusive to the firstborn.

  4. heritage(Noun)

    Having a certain background, such as growing up with a second language.

    The university requires heritage Spanish students to enroll in a specially designed Spanish program not available to non-heritage students.

  5. Origin: héritage, from hereditas.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Heritage(adj)

    that which is inherited, or passes from heir to heir; inheritance

  2. Heritage(adj)

    a possession; the Israelites, as God's chosen people; also, a flock under pastoral charge

Freebase

  1. Heritage

    Heritage is a BBC Books original novel written by first-time novelist Dale Smith and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the Seventh Doctor and Ace.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Heritage' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4526

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Heritage' in Nouns Frequency: #1860


Translations for Heritage

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

heritage(noun)

things (especially valuable things such as buildings, literature etc) which are passed on from one generation to another

We must all take care to preserve our national heritage.

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