Complete Definition of "heir"

English

Pronunciation
AHD|âr
IPA|/eÉ(r)/
SAMPA|/[email protected](r)/
audio|en-us-heir.ogg|Audio (US)

Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉÉ(r)|-ÉÉ(r)

Etymology
Via Middle English and Old French from Latin heres

Homophones
air
hair

Noun
heir (plural heirs)

  1. Someone who inherits, or is designated to inherit, the property of another.
  2. One who inherits, or has been designated to inherit, a hereditary title or office.

Related terms
heirloom
heir apparent

Translations
trans-top|Someone who inherits, or is designated to inherit, the property of another
Czech: dÄdic m
Finnish: perillinen, perijä
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Russian: наÑледник m
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trans-top|One who inherits, or has been designated to inherit, a hereditary title or office
Czech: dÄdic m
Finnish: perillinen
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Russian: пÑеемник m
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ttbc|French: héritier m, héritière f
ttbc|Italian: ereditiero m, ereditiera f
ttbc|Spanish: heredero m, heredera f
ttbc|Telugu: వారసà±à°¡à± (vaarasuDu) m, వారసà±à°°à°¾à°²à± (vaarasuraalu) f
ttbc|Hebrew: ××רש m, ××רשת f
ttbc|Portuguese: herdeiro m, herdeira f
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