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.]

Suggested Resources

  1. heritage

    Song lyrics by heritage -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by heritage on the Lyrics.com website.

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. Greg Girard:

    Seeing Walled City fall into disuse was sort of melancholic, every city realizes too late to start caring about their architectural heritage -- it's a mistake that gets repeated everywhere. By the time you start caring about it, it's too late to save it.

  2. Prince Sultan:

    National heritage wasn't an easy trip, to get people to reflect and go back, especially the antiquities. All the discussions that were about antiquity — this is not Islamic, this is Islamic — this is I think behind us now.

  3. Martin Yangirelmar:

    We teach them traditional skills at an early age so at least they'll remember their heritage when they've left, all these children will go to the larger Yap Island to study, staying with relatives and then eventually traveling further away in the future for work once they get a taste of Western culture.

  4. Gary Arndt:

    Many archeology and paleontology sites are often disappointing, because the things that made them famous have been dug out of the ground and are now in museums. it is by far the most ambitious World Heritage site I've visited.

  5. Jonah Choiniere:

    The name reflects the great size of the animal as well as the fact that its lineage appeared at the origins of sauropod dinosaurs, it honors both the recent and ancient heritage of southern Africa.

Images & Illustrations of heritage

  1. heritageheritageheritageheritageheritage

Popularity rank by frequency of use

heritage#1#3120#10000

Translations for heritage

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for heritage »

Translation

Find a translation for the heritage definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these heritage definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "heritage." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 21 Oct. 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/heritage>.

    Are we missing a good definition for heritage? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for heritage:


    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.