Definition of heritage
1 : property that descends to an heir
2a : something transmitted by or acquired from a predecessor : legacy, inheritance proud of her Chinese heritage a rich heritage of folklore The battlefields are part of our heritage and should be preserved.b : tradition the party's heritage of secularism
3 : something possessed as a result of one's natural situation or birth : birthright the heritage of natural freedom was long since cast away — V. L. Parrington
Examples of heritage in a Sentence
hospitality is a cherished Southern heritage
this farm is my heritage from my father, as it was for him from his father
Recent Examples of heritage from the Web
Teen Vogue talked to Young Paris about growing up in America, honoring his African heritage, his love of fashion, and his new EP, Afrobeats.
More than 10,000 attendees are expected to celebrate the heritage of the cowboy, with family-friendly activities including a gun fight, a parade, a maze, Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show and a barbecue rib eating contest at Riscky’s BBQ.
Both women seem ever in danger of becoming Mad Queens, Daenerys because of her heritage, and Cersei because of her temperament.
The 2017 election has forced the mainland British public, long ignorant of their fellow citizens across the Irish Sea, to confront the politics of a community that sees itself as the frontline guardians of British heritage.
The All-Star Game once again is free to be about history and heritage, about moments and memories and, yes, about sentiment and emotion.
This past weekend in Paris, designer Kris Van Assche celebrated his tenth year at Dior Homme with a collection inspired by the label's heritage of high-end craftsmanship.
The main goal of the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Murals Project is to create a reason for passing tourists to STOP to enjoy Ramona’s beauty, charm, character, and heritage, and to rest a spell.
He has never been approached by a big brand to take the reins of a heritage house.
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HERITAGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of heritage for English Language Learners
: the traditions, achievements, beliefs, etc., that are part of the history of a group or nation
HERITAGE Defined for Kids
Definition of heritage for Students
: the traditions, achievements, and beliefs that are part of the history of a group of people
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