What does Heritage mean?

Definitions for Heritage
ˈhɛr ɪ tɪdʒHer·itage

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.

    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
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Heritage in sign language?

  1. heritage

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. 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.

  2. Doris Lessing:

    Political correctness is the natural continuum from the party line. What we are seeing once again is a self-appointed group of vigilantes imposing their views on others. It is a heritage of communism, but they don't seem to see this.

  3. Kanokkittika Kritwutikon:

    This is one way to try to preserve our natural heritage, which is a vital part of our important tourism industry.

  4. Salma Hayek:

    Our blood is as good as a man's blood and we carry them in our wombs, so (the blood) is even more ours than anyone else, we should be able to pass on our heritage to our children.

  5. Victoria Nuland:

    The paintings ... represent an important part of Germany's cultural heritage. They have a long history, both sets disappeared at the end of the war and resurfaced in the United States.

Images & Illustrations of Heritage

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