Associations to the word «Heritage»


HERITAGE, noun. An inheritance; property that may be inherited.
HERITAGE, noun. A tradition; a practice or set of values that is passed down from preceding generations through families or through institutional memory.
HERITAGE, noun. A birthright; the status acquired by birth, especially of but not exclusive to the firstborn.
HERITAGE, noun. (attributive) Having a certain background, such as growing up with a second language.
HERITAGE LANGUAGE, noun. The language of one's ancestors, especially a language one would like to learn
HERITAGE LANGUAGE, noun. In academics, one's former native language, lost during childhood or early adulthood

Dictionary definition

HERITAGE, noun. Practices that are handed down from the past by tradition; "a heritage of freedom".
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".
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.
HERITAGE, noun. Hereditary succession to a title or an office or property.

Wise words

The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.
Leo Tolstoy