What does inherit mean?

Definitions for inherit
ɪnˈhɛr ɪtin·her·it

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inheritverb

    obtain from someone after their death

    "I inherited a castle from my French grandparents"

  2. inheritverb

    receive from a predecessor

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

  3. inheritverb

    receive by genetic transmission

    "I inherited my good eyesight from my mother"

GCIDE

  1. Inheritverb

    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. inheritverb

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

    Your descendants will inherit the earth.

    Etymology: enheriter, from inhereditare.

  2. inheritverb

    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. inheritverb

    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. inheritverb

    To derive from people or conditions previously in force.

    This country has inherited an invidious class culture.

    Etymology: enheriter, from inhereditare.

  5. inheritverb

    to come into an inheritance.

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

    Etymology: enheriter, from inhereditare.

  6. inheritverb

    To derive (existing functionality) from a superclass.

    ModalWindow inherits all the properties and methods of Window.

    Etymology: enheriter, from inhereditare.

  7. inheritverb

    To derive a new class from (a superclass).

    Etymology: enheriter, from inhereditare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inheritverb

    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. Inheritverb

    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. Inheritverb

    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. Inheritverb

    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. Inheritverb

    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.]

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

How to pronounce inherit?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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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. Al Rogers:

    In times of profound change, the learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.

  2. Mick Jagger:

    I am glad they're doing that because they're the ones that are going to inherit the planet, we're in a very difficult situation at the moment, especially in the U.S. where all the environmental controls that were put in place, that perhaps were just about adequate say for the last 10 years, are being rolled back by the current administration, so much that they will be wiped out.

  3. Scott Walker:

    Unlike some out there, i didn't inherit fame or fortune from my family.

  4. Prashant Agarwal:

    Currently, everyone is into a self-quarantine situation, where it is advised to stay within your homes. Hence you might have noticed that during this time no matter how much you believe in keeping patience and endurance within yourself, but there might have been one moment where you would have forgotten to keep patience!! And this is exactly what we are talking about! That you might plan, prepare and practice yourself to keep patience so as to tackle any vicious situation more carefully; but you often forget to keep patience in such circumstances. And therefore, it becomes essential to realise that one needs to inherit this skill of keeping patience during difficult times or crisis.

  5. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    The main question is: When will Jesus inherit the Kingdom of his father?

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