What does Heritage mean?

Definitions for Heritageˈhɛr ɪ tɪdʒ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Heritage.

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

  3. Origin: [OE. heritage, eritage, OF. heritage, eritage, F. hritage, fr. hriter to inherit, LL. heriditare. See Hereditable.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Heritage

    her′it-āj, n. that which is inherited: inherited lot, condition of one's birth: (B.) the children (of God). [O. Fr. heritage, heriter—Late L. hereditāre, to inherit.]

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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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Heritage in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Heritage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Lisa Anselmo:

    Paris had to do something to save their heritage sites. The entire UNESCO World Heritage district is endangered by love locks.

  2. Walt Disney:

    Our heritage and ideals, our code and standards -- the things we live by and teach our children -- are preserved or diminished by how freely we exchange ideas and feelings.

  3. Lucille Ball:

    Politics should be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.

  4. Jack Green:

    It's the deliberate destruction of a heritage and its images, intended to erase history and the identity of the people of Iraq, whether in the past or the present, and it has a major impact on the heritage of the region.

  5. Dong Yaohui:

    The Great Wall is a vast heritage site -- over 20,000 kilometers -- hence increasing the difficulty in preservation and restoration, reliance on a very small amount of manpower by the local heritage departments is not enough to guard and protect the site.

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