Definitions for inheritɪnˈhɛr ɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inherit(verb)

    obtain from someone after their death

    "I inherited a castle from my French grandparents"

  2. inherit(verb)

    receive from a predecessor

    "The new chairman inherited many problems from the previous chair"

  3. inherit(verb)

    receive by genetic transmission

    "I inherited my good eyesight from my mother"

GCIDE

  1. Inherit(v. t.)

    To receive or take by birth; to have by nature; to derive or acquire from ancestors, as mental or physical qualities, genes, or genetic traits; as, he inherits a strong constitution, a tendency to disease, etc.; to inherit hemophilia

  2. Origin: [OE. enheriten to inherit, to give a heritage to, OF. enheriter to appoint as an heir, L. inhereditare; pref. in- in + hereditare to inherit, fr. heres heir. See Heir.]

Wiktionary

  1. inherit(Verb)

    To take possession of as a right (especially in Biblical translations).

    Your descendants will inherit the earth.

  2. inherit(Verb)

    To receive (property or a title etc), by legal succession or bequest after the previous owner's death.

    After Grandad died, I inherited the house.

  3. inherit(Verb)

    To receive a characteristic from one's ancestors by genetic transmission.

    Let's hope the baby inherits his mother's looks and his father's intelligence.

  4. inherit(Verb)

    To derive from people or conditions previously in force.

    This country has inherited an invidious class culture.

  5. inherit(Verb)

    to come into an inheritance.

    Lucky old Daniel u2013 his parents were both killed, and he's inherited.

  6. inherit(Verb)

    To derive (existing functionality) from a superclass.

    ModalWindow inherits all the properties and methods of Window.

  7. inherit(Verb)

    To derive a new class from (a superclass).

  8. Origin: enheriter, from inhereditare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inherit(verb)

    to take by descent from an ancestor; to take by inheritance; to take as heir on the death of an ancestor or other person to whose estate one succeeds; to receive as a right or title descendible by law from an ancestor at his decease; as, the heir inherits the land or real estate of his father; the eldest son of a nobleman inherits his father's title; the eldest son of a king inherits the crown

  2. Inherit(verb)

    to receive or take by birth; to have by nature; to derive or acquire from ancestors, as mental or physical qualities; as, he inherits a strong constitution, a tendency to disease, etc

  3. Inherit(verb)

    to come into possession of; to possess; to own; to enjoy as a possession

  4. Inherit(verb)

    to put in possession of

  5. Inherit(verb)

    to take or hold a possession, property, estate, or rights by inheritance

  6. Origin: [OE. enheriten to inherit, to give a heritage to, OF. enheriter to appoint as an heir, L. inhereditare; pref. in- in + hereditare to inherit, fr. heres heir. See Heir.]

Freebase

  1. Inherit

    Inherit is the third album by the band Free Kitten, released on May 20th, 2008. It was their first album in over ten years, the last being 1997's Sentimental Education. Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis appears on two songs on this album, "Surf's Up", and "Bananas".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inherit

    in-her′it, v.t. to take as heir or by descent from an ancestor: to possess.—v.i. to enjoy, as property.—adj. Inher′itable, same as Heritable.—ns. Inher′itance, that which is or may be inherited: an estate derived from an ancestor: hereditary descent: natural gift: possession; Inher′itor, one who inherits or may inherit: an heir:—fem. Inher′itress, Inher′itrix. [O. Fr. enhériter—Low L. hereditāre, to inherit—L. in, in, heres, an heir.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'inherit' in Verbs Frequency: #784

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inherit in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inherit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William Makepeace Thackeray:

    I would rather make my name than inherit it.

  2. Don Marquis:

    Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

  3. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Fear is a disease of the mind we inherit from society

  4. Toshiki Fujimori:

    We younger hibakusha are trying to inherit the experience.

  5. American Indian Proverb:

    We do not inherit the land, we borrow it from our children.

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