Definitions for heritage
ˈhɛr ɪ tɪdʒher·itage
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word heritage.
practices that are handed down from the past by tradition
"a heritage of freedom"
any attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors
"my only inheritance was my mother's blessing"; "the world's heritage of knowledge"
that which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner
hereditary succession to a title or an office or property
An inheritance; property that may be inherited.
A tradition; something that can be passed down from preceding generations.
A birthright; the status acquired by birth, especially of but not exclusive to the firstborn.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: heritage, French.
Let us our father’s heritage divide. Hubberd’s Tale.
He considers that his proper home and heritage is in another world, and therefore regards the events of this with the indifference of a guest that tarries but a day. John Rogers, Sermons.
O Lord, save thy people, and bless thine heritage. Com. Pr.
Heritage refers to the traditions, achievements, beliefs, customs, values, artifacts, natural features, and historical elements that are inherited, preserved, and passed down from previous generations within a particular community, society, or nation.
that which is inherited, or passes from heir to heir; inheritance
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.]
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
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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Heritage is ranked #22791 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Heritage surname appeared 1,124 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Heritage.
92.1% or 1,036 total occurrences were White.
4.6% or 52 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
2.3% or 26 total occurrences were of two or more races.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'heritage' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4526
Rank popularity for the word 'heritage' in Nouns Frequency: #1860
The numerical value of heritage in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of heritage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Our heritage and ideals, our code and standards -- the things we live by and teach our children -- are preserved or diminished by how freely we exchange ideas and feelings.
There are some things which cannot be learned quickly, and time, which is all we have, must be paid heavily for their acquiring. They are the very simplest things and because it takes a man's life to know them the little new that each man gets from life is very costly in the only heritage he has to leave.
Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans, born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage, and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today, at home and around the world
It's the deliberate destruction of a heritage and its images, intended to erase history and the identity of the people of Iraq, whether in the past or the present, and it has a major impact on the heritage of the region.
Indeed, the Founders mentioned the pagan authors in so many heartfelt speeches, pamphlets and letters that today's sweeping references to America's 'Christian' roots and 'Judeo-Christian heritage' ought to be amended. Maybe these terms should be reserved to explain the traditional religions and morality of individuals, families, congregations, small communitities. Politically, our notions of virtue and vice have had another genesis.
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Translations for heritage
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- etifeddiaeth, treftadaethWelsh
- Erbschaft, Erbe, GeburtsrechtGerman
- ŋgɔgbevinyenye, domenyinuEwe
- herencia, patrimonioSpanish
- perinne, perimätieto, syntymäoikeus, perintöFinnish
- còir-bhreith, oighreachd, dual, dualchasScottish Gaelic
- првородство, наследствоMacedonian
- erfgoed, erfenisDutch
- dziedzictwo, spuścizna, spadekPolish
- наследство, наследие, первородствоRussian
- nasledstvo, násljēđeSerbo-Croatian
- kulturarv, arv, arvegodsSwedish
- anane, görenek, adet, miras, gelenekTurkish
- di sảnVietnamese
- eritance, eritaedjeWalloon
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