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  1. her·it·age
    IPA[ˈherədij]
  2. noun

    • 1. property that is or may be inherited; an inheritance:

      they had stolen his grandfather's heritage
    • 2. valued objects and qualities such as cultural traditions, unspoiled countryside, and historic buildings that have been passed down from previous generations:

      a sense of history and heritage the richness of our diverse cultural heritage
    • 3. denoting a traditional brand or product regarded as emblematic of fine craftsmanship:

      heritage brands have found a growing cachet among younger customers
    • 4. (of a plant variety) not hybridized with another; old-fashioned:

      heritage roses
    • 5. a special or individual possession; an allotted portion:

      God's love remains your heritage
    • 6. Christians, or the ancient Israelites, seen as God's chosen people.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: heritage, plural noun: heritages

    • noun

      property that is or may be inherited; an inheritance:

      valued objects and qualities such as historic buildings and cultural traditions that have been passed down from previous generations:

    • noun

      the fact of having parents from different ethnic or cultural backgrounds.
    • (in the UK) a body responsible since 1983 for England's ancient monuments, listed buildings, and conservation areas.
    • noun

      the fact of having parents from different ethnic or cultural backgrounds.
    • noun

      the practice of travelling abroad to places of historical or cultural interest:
    • noun

      a natural or man-made site, area, or structure recognized as being of outstanding international importance and therefore as deserving special protection. Sites are nominated to and designated by the World Heritage Convention (an organization of UNESCO).
    • noun

      a natural or man-made site, area, or structure recognized as being of outstanding international importance and therefore as deserving special protection. Sites are nominated to and designated by the World Heritage Convention (an organization of UNESCO).
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