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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A person who inherits or expects to receive property when the person presently owning it dies.

Usage examples (39)
  • He's a fool that makes his doctor his heir.
  • The long-term heir to the armband is Wayne Rooney.
  • "Where is that young man whom he calls the heir of Lovel?"
  • His designated heir is Drew Henson, the former Michigan quarterback. for more
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  • A poet may say that we breathe "air" (oxygen and gases) "e'er" (forever). To "err" is to make a mistake; to be an "heir" is to be one who inherits property or money.
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