What is heritage?

  • (noun): That which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner.
    Synonyms: inheritance
    See also — Additional definitions below

Heritage

Heritage refers to something inherited from the past. The word has several different senses, including:

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Some articles on heritage:

Heritage
... Heritage refers to something inherited from the past ... Heritage Day (disambiguation) Heritage Guitars, a boutique guitar manufacturer, separated from Gibson Heritage New Hampshire, a museum companion to the New Hampshire theme park ...
Rail Transport In New Zealand - Operations - Heritage Passenger Services
... Four heritage rail operators, the Railway Enthusiasts Society, Steam Incorporated, Mainline Steam Trust and the Otago Excursion Train Trust, own and operate their own ... A small number of other groups have overhauled their own locomotives for main-line use with either heritage or public passenger carriages ...
RAF West Raynham - Heritage
... A proposal to afford Grade II listed status to the Type C Hangars, Control Tower, Parachute Store, Workshops, Station Sick Quarters Annex, Station Armoury, Works Dept ... and Water Tower, Central Heating Station, Station Headquarters and Operations Block, Guard House, main entrance gates and railings, Officer's Mess, Felbrigg Walk (two NCO married quarters), Nos 3-8 Airmen's Married Quarters, and five blocks of Airmen's Married Quarters under the Thematic Listing Programme was withdrawn by English Heritage ...
Waverley Line - Heritage Activities
... just short of Whitrope Tunnel, track panels have been relaid by the Waverley Route Heritage Association (WRHA) as part of a heritage railway that in 2009 stretched from Whitrope ... A heritage centre is being constructed at Whitrope as part of the WRHA activities ... The Heritage Centre had two open days in July 2010, with official opening of the Centre taking place on Sunday at 2pm ...
Department Of Canadian Heritage
... The Department of Canadian Heritage, or simply Canadian Heritage (French Patrimoine canadien, is the department of the Government of Canada with responsibility for ... Department of Industry in 1996, forming the Department of Canadian Heritage from its non-technical side ... The current Minister of Canadian Heritage is the Honourable James Moore ...

More definitions of "heritage":

  • (noun): Hereditary succession to a title or an office or property.
    Synonyms: inheritance
  • (noun): Any attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors.
    Example: "The world's heritage of knowledge"
    Synonyms: inheritance
  • (noun): Practices that are handed down from the past by tradition.
    Example: "A heritage of freedom"

Famous quotes containing the word heritage:

    There are some things which cannot be learned quickly, and time, which is all we have, must be paid heavily for their acquiring. They are the very simplest things and because it takes a man’s life to know them the little new that each man gets from life is very costly and the only heritage he has to leave.
    Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961)

    It seems to me that upbringings have themes. The parents set the theme, either explicitly or implicitly, and the children pick it up, sometimes accurately and sometimes not so accurately.... The theme may be “Our family has a distinguished heritage that you must live up to” or “No matter what happens, we are fortunate to be together in this lovely corner of the earth” or “We have worked hard so that you can have the opportunities we didn’t have.”
    Calvin Trillin (20th century)

    Flowers ... that are so pathetic in their beauty, frail as the clouds, and in their colouring as gorgeous as the heavens, had through thousands of years been the heritage of children—honoured as the jewellery of God only by them—when suddenly the voice of Christianity, counter-signing the voice of infancy, raised them to a grandeur transcending the Hebrew throne, although founded by God himself, and pronounced Solomon in all his glory not to be arrayed like one of these.
    Thomas De Quincey (1785–1859)