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1. heir

noun. ['ˈɛr'] a person who is entitled by law or by the terms of a will to inherit the estate of another.

Synonyms

  • heritor
  • heir-at-law
  • inheritor
  • receiver
  • recipient
  • heiress
  • inheritrix
  • heir apparent
  • heir presumptive

Antonyms

  • heir presumptive
  • lender
  • parent
  • outgo

Etymology

  • heres (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • eir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Heir

  • pitiesalpetriere
  • multimillionaire
  • euromobiliare
  • concessionaire
  • questionnaire
  • doctrinaire
  • trosclair
  • st_pierre
  • stpierre
  • st_claire
  • st_clair
  • stclair
  • montclair
  • millionaire
  • microware
  • maxicare
  • laterriere
  • larosiere
  • icelandair
  • frontiere
  • foursquare
  • disrepair
  • buenos-aires
  • billionaire
  • almaguer
  • whitehair
  • solitaire
  • sinclair
  • praxair
  • nationair

Example sentences of the word 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 containing the word 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

2. heir-at-law

noun. the person legally entitled to inherit the property of someone who dies intestate.

Synonyms

  • heritor
  • inheritor

Antonyms

  • heir presumptive

3. heir

noun. ['ˈɛr'] a person who inherits some title or office.

Synonyms

  • offspring
  • progeny
  • issue

Antonyms

  • recall
  • freeze
  • ending

Etymology

  • heres (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • eir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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