HyperDic: heir

English > 2 senses of the word heir:
NOUNperson heir, inheritor, heritora person who is entitled by law or by the terms of a will to inherit the estate of another
person heir, successora person who inherits some title or office
heir > pronunciation
Soundseh'r
Rhymesaffair ... wheelchair: 116 rhymes with ehr...
English > heir: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person who is entitled by law or by the terms of a will to inherit the estate of another.
Synonymsinheritor, heritor
Narrowerheir-at-lawThe person legally entitled to inherit the property of someone who dies intestate
heir apparentAn heir whose right to an inheritance cannot be defeated if that person outlives the ancestor
heir presumptiveA person who expects to inherit but whose right can be defeated by the birth of a nearer relative
heiress, inheritress, inheritrixA female heir
Broaderrecipient, receiverA person who receives something
Spanishheredero
Catalanheretant, hereu
English > heir: 2 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA person who inherits some title or office.
Synonymsuccessor
Broaderoffspring, progeny, issueThe immediate descendants of a person
Spanishsucesor
Catalanhereu, successor

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