Associations to the word «Inherit»


INHERIT, verb. (transitive) To take possession of as a right (especially in Biblical translations).
INHERIT, verb. (transitive) To receive (property or a title etc), by legal succession or bequest after the previous owner's death.
INHERIT, verb. (transitive) (biology) To receive a characteristic from one's ancestors by genetic transmission.
INHERIT, verb. (transitive) To derive from people or conditions previously in force.
INHERIT, verb. (intransitive) To come into an inheritance.
INHERIT, verb. (computing) (programming) (transitive) To derive (existing functionality) from a superclass.
INHERIT, verb. (computing) (programming) (transitive) To derive a new class from (a superclass).
INHERIT, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To put in possession of.

Dictionary definition

INHERIT, verb. Obtain from someone after their death; "I inherited a castle from my French grandparents".
INHERIT, verb. Receive from a predecessor; "The new chairman inherited many problems from the previous chair".
INHERIT, verb. Receive by genetic transmission; "I inherited my good eyesight from my mother".

Wise words

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.