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HERITAGE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does heritage mean? 

HERITAGE (noun)
  The noun HERITAGE has 4 senses:

1. practices that are handed down from the past by tradition
2. any attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors
3. that which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner
4. hereditary succession to a title or an office or property

  Familiarity information: HERITAGE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


HERITAGE (noun)


Sense 1heritage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Practices that are handed down from the past by tradition

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

a heritage of freedom

Hypernyms ("heritage" is a kind of...):

practice (knowledge of how something is usually done)


Sense 2heritage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

heritage; inheritance

Context examples:

my only inheritance was my mother's blessing / the world's heritage of knowledge

Hypernyms ("heritage" is a kind of...):

attribute (an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "heritage"):

birthright (personal characteristics that are inherited at birth)

background (a person's social heritage: previous experience or training)

birthright (a right or privilege that you are entitled to at birth)

upbringing (properties acquired during a person's formative years)


Sense 3heritage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

That which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

inheritance; heritage

Hypernyms ("heritage" is a kind of...):

transferred possession; transferred property (a possession whose ownership changes or lapses)

Meronyms (parts of "heritage"):

heirloom ((law) any property that is considered by law or custom as inseparable from an inheritance is inherited with that inheritance)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "heritage"):

devise ((law) a gift of real property by will)

birthright; patrimony (an inheritance coming by right of birth (especially by primogeniture))

bequest; legacy ((law) a gift of personal property by will)

accretion ((law) an increase in a beneficiary's share in an estate (as when a co-beneficiary dies or fails to meet some condition or rejects the inheritance))

borough English (a former English custom by which the youngest son inherited land to the exclusion of his older brothers)

primogeniture (right of inheritance belongs exclusively to the eldest son)

heirloom (something that has been in a family for generations)


Sense 4heritage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hereditary succession to a title or an office or property

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

inheritance; heritage

Hypernyms ("heritage" is a kind of...):

acquisition (the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something)


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