Definitions for heirɛər

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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


  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

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