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.

  2. heritage(Noun)

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

  3. heritage(Noun)

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

  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.

  5. Origin: héritage, from hereditas.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Heritage(adj)

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

  2. Heritage(adj)

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

  3. Origin: [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

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. William Bader:

    They’re taking our heritage from us.

  2. Jabbar Jaafar:

    ISIS is destroying the heritage of mankind.

  3. Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson:

    We see this as so much part of our heritage.

  4. Keila Padovese Armelin:

    To me it's a positive symbol of my heritage.

  5. Ahmed Zayat:

    I like naming things that go back to my heritage.

Images & Illustrations of heritage

  1. heritageheritageheritage

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:

Discuss these heritage definitions with the community:

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:


Citation

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

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"heritage." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 19 Jan. 2019. <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.