DICT.TW Dictionary Taiwan

Search for:
[Show options]
[Pronunciation] [Help] [Database Info] [Server Info]

4 definitions found

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·her·it v. t. [imp. & p. p. Inherited; p. pr. & vb. n. Inheriting.]
 1. Law To take by descent from an ancestor; to take by inheritance; to take as heir on the death of an ancestor or other person to whose estate one succeeds; to receive as a right or title descendible by law from an ancestor at his decease; as, the heir inherits the land or real estate of his father; the eldest son of a nobleman inherits his father's title; the eldest son of a king inherits the crown.
 2. To receive or take by birth; to have by nature; to derive or acquire from ancestors, as mental or physical qualities, genes, or genetic traits; as, he inherits a strong constitution, a tendency to disease, etc.; to inherit hemophilia
    Prince Harry is valiant; for the cold blood he did naturally inherit of his father he hath . . . manured . . . with good store of fertile sherris.   --Shak.
 3. To come into possession of; to possess; to own; to enjoy as a possession.
    But the meek shall inherit the earth.   --Ps. xxxvii. 11.
 To bury so much gold under a tree,
 And never after to inherit it.   --Shak.
 4. To put in possession of. [R.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : tending to occur among members of a family usually by
            heredity; "an inherited disease"; "familial traits";
            "genetically transmitted features" [syn: familial, genetic,
             hereditary, transmitted, transmissible]