What does inherit mean?

Definitions for inherit
ɪnˈhɛr ɪtin·her·it

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word inherit.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. inherit(verb)

    obtain from someone after their death

    "I inherited a castle from my French grandparents"

  2. inherit(verb)

    receive from a predecessor

    "The new chairman inherited many problems from the previous chair"

  3. inherit(verb)

    receive by genetic transmission

    "I inherited my good eyesight from my mother"

GCIDE

  1. Inherit(v. t.)

    To receive or take by birth; to have by nature; to derive or acquire from ancestors, as mental or physical qualities, genes, or genetic traits; as, he inherits a strong constitution, a tendency to disease, etc.; to inherit hemophilia

    Etymology: [OE. enheriten to inherit, to give a heritage to, OF. enheriter to appoint as an heir, L. inhereditare; pref. in- in + hereditare to inherit, fr. heres heir. See Heir.]

Wiktionary

  1. inherit(Verb)

    To take possession of as a right (especially in Biblical translations).

    Your descendants will inherit the earth.

    Etymology: enheriter, from inhereditare.

  2. inherit(Verb)

    To receive (property or a title etc), by legal succession or bequest after the previous owner's death.

    After Grandad died, I inherited the house.

    Etymology: enheriter, from inhereditare.

  3. inherit(Verb)

    To receive a characteristic from one's ancestors by genetic transmission.

    Let's hope the baby inherits his mother's looks and his father's intelligence.

    Etymology: enheriter, from inhereditare.

  4. inherit(Verb)

    To derive from people or conditions previously in force.

    This country has inherited an invidious class culture.

    Etymology: enheriter, from inhereditare.

  5. inherit(Verb)

    to come into an inheritance.

    Lucky old Daniel u2013 his parents were both killed, and he's inherited.

    Etymology: enheriter, from inhereditare.

  6. inherit(Verb)

    To derive (existing functionality) from a superclass.

    ModalWindow inherits all the properties and methods of Window.

    Etymology: enheriter, from inhereditare.

  7. inherit(Verb)

    To derive a new class from (a superclass).

    Etymology: enheriter, from inhereditare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inherit(verb)

    to take by descent from an ancestor; to take by inheritance; to take as heir on the death of an ancestor or other person to whose estate one succeeds; to receive as a right or title descendible by law from an ancestor at his decease; as, the heir inherits the land or real estate of his father; the eldest son of a nobleman inherits his father's title; the eldest son of a king inherits the crown

    Etymology: [OE. enheriten to inherit, to give a heritage to, OF. enheriter to appoint as an heir, L. inhereditare; pref. in- in + hereditare to inherit, fr. heres heir. See Heir.]

  2. Inherit(verb)

    to receive or take by birth; to have by nature; to derive or acquire from ancestors, as mental or physical qualities; as, he inherits a strong constitution, a tendency to disease, etc

    Etymology: [OE. enheriten to inherit, to give a heritage to, OF. enheriter to appoint as an heir, L. inhereditare; pref. in- in + hereditare to inherit, fr. heres heir. See Heir.]

  3. Inherit(verb)

    to come into possession of; to possess; to own; to enjoy as a possession

    Etymology: [OE. enheriten to inherit, to give a heritage to, OF. enheriter to appoint as an heir, L. inhereditare; pref. in- in + hereditare to inherit, fr. heres heir. See Heir.]

  4. Inherit(verb)

    to put in possession of

    Etymology: [OE. enheriten to inherit, to give a heritage to, OF. enheriter to appoint as an heir, L. inhereditare; pref. in- in + hereditare to inherit, fr. heres heir. See Heir.]

  5. Inherit(verb)

    to take or hold a possession, property, estate, or rights by inheritance

    Etymology: [OE. enheriten to inherit, to give a heritage to, OF. enheriter to appoint as an heir, L. inhereditare; pref. in- in + hereditare to inherit, fr. heres heir. See Heir.]

Freebase

  1. Inherit

    Inherit is the third album by the band Free Kitten, released on May 20th, 2008. It was their first album in over ten years, the last being 1997's Sentimental Education. Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis appears on two songs on this album, "Surf's Up", and "Bananas".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inherit

    in-her′it, v.t. to take as heir or by descent from an ancestor: to possess.—v.i. to enjoy, as property.—adj. Inher′itable, same as Heritable.—ns. Inher′itance, that which is or may be inherited: an estate derived from an ancestor: hereditary descent: natural gift: possession; Inher′itor, one who inherits or may inherit: an heir:—fem. Inher′itress, Inher′itrix. [O. Fr. enhériter—Low L. hereditāre, to inherit—L. in, in, heres, an heir.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'inherit' in Verbs Frequency: #784

How to pronounce inherit?

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How to say inherit in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inherit in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inherit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of inherit in a Sentence

  1. Haida Indian saying:

    We do not inherit this land from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.

  2. Abou Habib:

    She can not even inherit my car because she is a different confession, you have the combination of the property law which is already discriminatory and religious family laws which are a disaster in their own right.

  3. Alexandre Dalloni:

    Children are the future, the planet is also here for children to inherit, so it's those of a very young age which we can teach ... to tell them that everyone is responsible for preserving the planet for the future.

  4. Bob Deans:

    As the most populous country on Earth, China has much to do with the kind of world the next generation will inherit, in our country and around the world, we look forward to discussing that work with Chairman Bishop and the committee.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    A call to love all is a matter of life and death i.e. it's a matter of vital importance. Besides, the scripture says, whoever that hates anyone is a murderer or murderess and no murderer or murderess can and will inherit God's kingdom (1st John 3:15) Q.E.D. -Emeasoba George

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