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noun. ['ˈɛr'] a person who is entitled by law or by the terms of a will to inherit the estate of another.
- heres (Middle English (1100-1500))
- eir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
Rhymes with Heir
How do you pronounce heir?
Pronounce heir as ɛr.
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Sentences with heir
1. Noun, singular or mass
The value of the property in terms of a gift to your heir will be reduced by the loan.
Quotes about heir
1. What needs my Shakespeare for his honoured bones,The labor of an age in pilèd stones,Or that his hallowed relics should be hidUnder a star-y-pointing pyramid?Dear son of memory, great heir of fame,What need'st thou such weak witness of thy name?
- John Milton, The Complete Poetry
noun. the person legally entitled to inherit the property of someone who dies intestate.