• WordNet 3.6
    • n heritage hereditary succession to a title or an office or property
    • n heritage any attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors "my only inheritance was my mother's blessing","the world's heritage of knowledge"
    • n heritage practices that are handed down from the past by tradition "a heritage of freedom"
    • n heritage that which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The American Heritage Dictionary was once banned from the Eldon, Missouri library because it contained 39 "objectionable" words.
    • Heritage (Script) A possession; the Israelites, as God's chosen people; also, a flock under pastoral charge.
    • Heritage That which is inherited, or passes from heir to heir; inheritance. "Part of my heritage ,
      Which my dead father did bequeath to me."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The handkerchief had been used by the Romans, who ordinarily wore two handkerchiefs: one on the left wrist and one tucked in at the waist or around the neck. In the fifteenth century, the handkerchief was for a time allowed only to the nobility; special laws were made to enforce this. The classical heritage was rediscovered during the Renaissance.
    • n heritage That which is inherited as a material possession; an inheritance or inherited estate; specifically, in Scots law, heritable estate; realty.
    • n heritage That which is given or received as a permanent possession or right; that which is allotted or appropriated; hence, portion; part: used in the Bible for the chosen people, the body of saints, or the church, as God's portion of mankind.
    • n heritage That which comes from the circumstances of birth; a condition or quality transmitted by ancestors; inherited lot or portion: as, a heritage of luxury, poverty, suffering, or shame.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Heritage her′it-āj that which is inherited: inherited lot, condition of one's birth:
    • n Heritage her′it-āj (B.) the children (of God).
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  • Richard Watson Gilder
    Richard Watson Gilder
    “A man not perfect, but of heart so high, of such heroic rage, That even his hopes became a part of earth's eternal heritage.”
  • Robert F. Kennedy
    “Ultimately, America's answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.”
  • Jim Rohn
    “Part of your heritage in this society is the opportunity to become financially independent.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. heritage, eritage, OF. heritage, eritage, F. héritage, fr. hériter, to inherit, LL. heriditare,. See Hereditable
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. heritage, heriter—Late L. hereditāre, to inherit.


In literature:

He felt that the shore and the sand-dunes were his own peculiar heritage.
"The Tidal Wave and Other Stories" by Ethel May Dell
With the heritage of training like that I could hardly be expected to believe in such things.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves: Volume IV, Georgia Narratives, Part 1" by Work Projects Administration
This fear is the heritage of all of us.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
The discontent of Samuel Taylor Coleridge was the heritage of mother to son.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 5 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
His self-lordship has been to him no heritage of woe, thus far.
"Atlantic Monthly, Vol. XII. September, 1863, No. LXXI." by Various
Only yesterday Germany was feared throughout the world because of her power, but esteemed for her science and her heritage of idealism.
"New York Times, Current History, Vol 1, Issue 1" by Various
It is not absurd to expect that he will gradually learn that he, too, has a heritage of something beside shame and wrong.
"The Journal of Negro History, Vol. I. Jan. 1916" by Various
The Great Cham needs no champion; his speech and person have become part of our common heritage.
"Mince Pie" by Christopher Darlington Morley
He must "come to himself"; only so can he qualify for his heritage.
"Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic" by Sidney L. Gulick
The children are "the heritage of the Lord;" the parents are His stewards.
"The Christian Home" by Samuel Philips

In poetry:

Wisely thou choosest, Marvan; I a king
Would lay my kingdom by,
With Colman’s glorious heritage I’d part
To bear thee company!
"The Lay of Prince Marvan" by Anonymous Irish
And the first Leaf, when it was opened,
Sang: 'I am Walter the page,
And the songs I sing 'neath thy window
Are my only heritage.'
"The Singing Leaves" by James Russell Lowell
Rear monuments to tell the world,
The virtues of departed worth,
Till yonder sun in night be hurled,
The glorious heritage of earth.
"Monticello" by James Avis Bartley
For ever young,-- though life's old age
Hath every nerve unstrung;
The heart, the heart is a heritage
That keeps the old man young!
"The Song Of Seventy" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
And the captives tell, as he passeth again,—
That tyrant, in his rage,—
How an angel hath led the aged
To his heavenly heritage!
"The Daughter Of Plantagenet - Fytte The Thyrde" by Thomas Cooper
An end, an end to that wild blood-red age,
That made and keeps us blind;
A mightier realm shall be her heritage,
The kingdom of mankind.
"Republic And Motherland" by Alfred Noyes

In news:

An introductory workshop on printmaking will be held Nov 17 at the Beverly Heritage Center.
The people of the community of Germanton understand why a congregation would want such a beautiful building, but feel like a piece of their heritage is being uprooted and trucked away.
They have their bright spots, but two new restaurants don't measure up to their illustrious heritage.
Coal Heritage Highway calendar available.
LONACONING — Coal-mining heritage will be the focus of the third community event in the series sponsored by the One Vision/Many Voices project.
Parker's Heritage Cognac -Finished Bourbon—A Bargain Whiskey for 80 Bucks.
Stephen Colbert talks about what it means to be Irish in America, the legacy of British colonialism , and a surprising discovery about his wife's heritage.
Students' digital coloring book draws on state's heritage, resources.
A verbal battle takes over on Abriendo Avenue between those of Italian descent and people of Native American heritage.
Heritage Financial Announces Agreement to Acquire Northwest Commercial Bank of Lakewood.
American Heritage-Delray junior Corrie Boggess: Palm Beach Class 5A-4A-3A-2A Player of the Year.
The Oscar nominee found the ideal outerwear for several actors in the brand's vintage-styled Heritage collection.
The small Washington County town of Burton is proud of its German heritage.
Maryville High senior Stian Romberg takes aim from the foul line during the Rebels win over Heritage last week at James Campbell Gymnasium.
Fellow at the Heritage Foundation.

In science:

The invariance is the heritage from the Lagrangian being used.
A General Variational Principle of Classical Field and Its Application to General relativity I
The specific symmtries and covariance of a classical field are the heritage from the Lagrangian, not from this general formalism.
A General Variational Principle of Classical Field and Its Application to General relativity I
Lepowsky, Perspectives on vertex operators and the Monster, in: Proc. 1987 Symposium on the Mathematical Heritage of Hermann Weyl, Duke Univ., Proc.
Generalized twisted modules associated to general automorphisms of a vertex operator algebra
This pro ject is the natural advancement of a class of special-purpose devices whose heritage extends back to the Digital Orrery designed and built by G.
GRAPE-6: A Petaflops Prototype
This should be thought of as a positive development, and indeed a reprise of the heritage of high energy physics.
Summary: Working Group on QCD and Strong Interactions