What does Heritage mean?

Definitions for Heritage
ˈhɛr ɪ tɪdʒHer·itage

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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.

    Etymology: héritage, from hereditas.

  2. heritage(Noun)

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

    Etymology: héritage, from hereditas.

  3. heritage(Noun)

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

    Etymology: héritage, from hereditas.

  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.

    Etymology: héritage, from hereditas.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Heritage(adj)

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

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

  2. Heritage(adj)

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

    Etymology: [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

How to pronounce Heritage?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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

Examples of Heritage in a Sentence

  1. Irina Bokova:

    We see today that heritage and culture comes sometimes into the forefront of conflict, the deliberate destruction, what we are seeing today in Iraq and Syria, has reached unprecedented levels in contemporary history.

  2. Abdul Qadir Farookh:

    When I was very young, I studied Shakespeare in Afghan theater, he has a huge heritage and I am proud to say that I have played Shakespeare's Othello.

  3. Alain Fontaine:

    Tourists would know where to go in Paris, if they want to meet Parisians in bistros and on terraces, there would be a label, we will be in the guide, there will be signs in the windows reading 'this establishment is recognized as a world heritage site by UNESCO'.

  4. President Juan Manuel Santos:

    The galleon is the heritage of Colombians for Colombians, now many owners are appearing. No sirs, this is Colombian heritage.

  5. James Delgado:

    We are undertaking this exploration of the San Francisco Bay in part to learn more about its maritime heritage as well as to test recent advances in technology that will allow us to better protect and understand the rich stories found beneath the Bay’s waters.

Images & Illustrations of Heritage

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