Definitions for heirɛər

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word heir

Princeton's WordNet

  1. heir, inheritor, heritor(noun)

    a person who is entitled by law or by the terms of a will to inherit the estate of another

  2. successor, heir(noun)

    a person who inherits some title or office

Wiktionary

  1. heir(Noun)

    Someone who inherits, or is designated to inherit, the property of another.

  2. heir(Noun)

    One who inherits, or has been designated to inherit, a hereditary title or office.

  3. heir(Noun)

    A successor in a role, representing continuity with the predecessor.

  4. Origin: From heres, from eir, heir, from heres (genitive heredis).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Heir(noun)

    one who inherits, or is entitled to succeed to the possession of, any property after the death of its owner; one on whom the law bestows the title or property of another at the death of the latter

  2. Heir(noun)

    one who receives any endowment from an ancestor or relation; as, the heir of one's reputation or virtues

  3. Heir(verb)

    to inherit; to succeed to

  4. Origin: [OE. heir, eir, hair, OF. heir, eir, F. hoir, L. heres; of uncertain origin. Cf. Hereditary, Heritage.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'heir' in Nouns Frequency: #2475

Anagrams for heir »

  1. hire, rehi, ReHi

  2. Hire

  3. Rehi

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Batu Kutelia:

    The Russian army is an heir to the Soviet army and accuracy of strikes was never a priority for it.

  2. Frederick Henry Hedge:

    Every man is his own ancestor, and every man is his own heir. He devises his own future, and he inherits his own past.

  3. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    To state the facts frankly is not to despair the future nor indict the past. The prudent heir takes careful inventory of his legacies and gives a faithful accounting to those whom he owes an obligation of trust.

  4. Pierre Gilliard:

    “He thoroughly enjoyed life—when it let him—and he was a happy, romping boy. He was very simple in his tastes and he entertained no false satisfaction because he was the Heir; there was nothing he thought less about.”

  5. Earl of Kent, _The_Tragedy_of_King_Lear_:

    A knave; a rascal; an eater of broken meats; a base, proud, shallow, beggarly, three-suited, hundred-pound, filthy, worsted-stocking knave; a lily-livered, action-taking knave, a whoreson, glass-gazing, super-serviceable finical rogue; one-trunk-inheriting slave; one that wouldst be a bawd, in way of good service, and art nothing but the composition of a knave, beggar, coward, pandar, and the son and heir of a mongrel bitch: one whom I will beat into clamorous whining, if thou deniest the least syllable of thy addition.

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