heiress

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noun heir·ess \ˈer-əs\

Definition of heiress

  1. :  a woman who is an heir especially to great wealth

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HEIRESS Defined for English Language Learners

heiress

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Definition of heiress for English Language Learners

  • : a girl or woman who is an heir; especially : a girl or woman who inherits a large amount of money


HEIRESS Defined for Kids

heiress

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noun heir·ess \ˈer-əs\

Definition of heiress for Students

  1. :  a girl or a woman who is an heir


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