- 1Property that is or may be inherited; an inheritance.
- 1.1Valued objects and qualities such as cultural traditions, unspoiled countryside, and historic buildings that have been passed down from previous generations: the richness of our diverse cultural heritage a sense of history and heritageMore example sentences
tradition, history, past, background; culture, customs
- History is necessary to instil patriotism and pride in the younger generation about the cultural heritage, values systems and religions, she says.
- The ruins evoke the nation's Indian past and legitimizes both Peru's historical heritage and cultural tradition.
- In addition, this model helps non-Asian readers to understand and value the cultural heritage of others.
- 1.2 [as modifier] Denoting a traditional brand or product regarded as emblematic of fine craftsmanship: heritage brands have found a growing cachet among younger customersMore example sentences
- You can go from ballistic nylon, which is a commodity that everyone needs to have, to our heritage lines of tweed and belting leather.
- The regeneration of heritage marques through injections of dynamic fashion talent was the big fashion story of the mid- and late-1990s.
- His commercial passion and specialist knowledge lies in reviving and growing heritage brands.
- 1.3 [as modifier] North American (Of a plant variety) not hybridized with another; old-fashioned: heritage rosesMore example sentences
- Some of those old heritage varieties can still be found in seed catalogs.
- Hear about heritage varieties of apples and then taste the different types.
- I've bought some turnip seeds (some rare heritage variety, natch…) and intend to grow turnips until they're coming out of my ears.
- 2 • archaic A special or individual possession; an allotted portion.More example sentences
- This is your heritage as a baptized Christian, and it is something the Father longs to do for you.
Middle English: from Old French heritage, from heriter 'inherit' (see heritable).