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
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.
HE IS of Sicilian and Irish heritage on his mother’s side.
Born in Brooklyn to parents of Polish and Western Ukrainian heritage, Jerry Stiller attended high school in Manhattan's Lower East Side before serving in the Army towards the end of World War II.
The trophy for house-milling, however, goes to Pleasant House Bakery, where baker Wesley Irvine uses a stone mill to grind heritage grain from Breslin Farms in Ottawa, Ill.
Akihito is the first member of the Japanese imperial family to marry someone without royal heritage.
This dedication of the staff can be attributed to committee members’ desire to promote Italian-American heritage and to raise money for UNICO’s charities.
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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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