Heritage can refer to practices or characteristics that are passed down through the years, from one generation to the next. Researching your family tree would help you gain a sense of your personal heritage.


That which is inherited, or passes from heir to heir; inheritance.

hereditary succession to a title or an office or property

any attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors; "my only inheritance was my mother''s blessing"; "the world''s heritage of knowledge"

practices that are handed down from the past by tradition; "a heritage of freedom"

that which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner

That which is inherited, or passes from heir to heir; inheritance.

A possession; the Israelites, as God's chosen people; also, a flock under pastoral charge.


Her"it*age , a. [OE. heritage, eritage, OF. heritage, eritage, F. h'82ritage, fr. h'82riter to inherit, LL. heriditare. See Hereditable.] 1. That which is inherited, or passes from heir to heir; inheritance.
Part of my heritage, Which my dead father did bequeath to me.
2. (Script.) A possession; the Israelites, as God's chosen people; also, a flock under pastoral charge.

That which is inherited, or passes from heir to heir; inheritance.


Usage Examples

As you age naturally, your family shows more and more on your face. If you deny that, you deny your heritage.

Not only the priceless heritage of our fathers, of our seamen, of our Empire builders is being thrown away in a war that serves no British interests - but our alliance leader Stalin dreams of nothing but the destruction of that heritage of our fathers?

It is absolutely imperative that we protect, preserve and pass on this genetic heritage for man and every other living thing in as good a condition as we received it.

I call on the Iranian people: it is not too late to replace the corrupt regime and return to your glorious Persian heritage, a heritage of culture and values and not of bombs and missiles... How can a nation allow a regime to instill fear, take away the people's freedom and shock the young generation that seeks its way out of the dictatorial Iran.

In '71 or '72 I returned to New Orleans and stayed there. I started cooking Louisiana food. Of all the things I had cooked, it was the best-and it was my heritage.

I think there is a heritage which I'm proud of, which is a fight for democracy, a fight for social justice, a fight for freedom. My grandfather went to jail or exile six times in his life, fighting for his principles for democracy, or for his country. And my father twice.

My commitment to the security and future of Israel is based upon basic morality as well as enlightened self-interest. Our role in supporting Israel honors our own heritage.

Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds.

Misspelled Form

heritage, gheritage, yheritage, uheritage, jheritage, nheritage, geritage, yeritage, ueritage, jeritage, neritage, hgeritage, hyeritage, hueritage, hjeritage, hneritage, hweritage, h3eritage, h4eritage, hreritage, hseritage, hderitage, hwritage, h3ritage, h4ritage, hrritage, hsritage, hdritage, hewritage, he3ritage, he4ritage, herritage, hesritage, hedritage, heeritage, he4ritage, he5ritage, hetritage, hefritage, heeitage, he4itage, he5itage, hetitage, hefitage, hereitage, her4itage, her5itage, hertitage, herfitage, heruitage, her8itage, her9itage, heroitage, herjitage, herkitage, herutage, her8tage, her9tage, herotage, herjtage, herktage, heriutage, heri8tage, heri9tage, heriotage, herijtage, heriktage, herirtage, heri5tage, heri6tage, heriytage, herigtage, herirage, heri5age, heri6age, heriyage, herigage, heritrage, herit5age, herit6age, herityage, heritgage, heritqage, heritwage, heritsage, heritzage, heritqge, heritwge, heritsge, heritzge, heritaqge, heritawge, heritasge, heritazge, heritafge, heritatge, heritayge, heritahge, heritabge, heritavge, heritafe, heritate, heritaye, heritahe, heritabe, heritave, heritagfe, heritagte, heritagye, heritaghe, heritagbe, heritagve, heritagwe, heritag3e, heritag4e, heritagre, heritagse, heritagde, heritagw, heritag3, heritag4, heritagr, heritags, heritagd, heritagew, heritage3, heritage4, heritager, heritages, heritaged.

Other Usage Examples

My hope is that I will take the good from my experiences and extrapolate them further into areas with which I am unfamiliar. I simply do not know exactly what that difference will be in my judging. But I accept there will be some based on my gender and my Latina heritage.

A concerted effort to preserve our heritage is a vital link to our cultural, educational, aesthetic, inspirational, and economic legacies - all of the things that quite literally make us who we are.

A civilization is a heritage of beliefs, customs, and knowledge slowly accumulated in the course of centuries, elements difficult at times to justify by logic, but justifying themselves as paths when they lead somewhere, since they open up for man his inner distance.

Italy advocates the adoption of a legal instrument on cultural diversity, guaranteeing every country the protection of its own historical identity and the uniqueness of its physical and intangible cultural heritage.

Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors.

By going to the movies, and because of other things, too, going to college, making a wide variety of friends, moving around traveling, I became a lot more open-minded than the heritage I was born into might have suggested.

My heritage has been my grounding, and it has brought me peace.

Americans should be free to recognize our religious heritage doing that is not the same as creating a government-sponsored religion.


Browse Dictionary