1 [U] ~ (of sth) (from sb/sth) inheriting (sth from sb) 继承; 遗传
*The title passes by inheritance to the eldest son. 这头衔按世袭传给长子.
* (fig 比喻) the inheritance of good looks from one's parents 得自父母遗传的美貌
* [attrib 作定语] inheritance tax 遗产税.
2 [C] ~ (from sb) what is inherited 继承或遗传之物; 遗产; 遗赠物
*When she was
21 she came into (ie received) her inheritance. 她21岁时获得遗产.
* (fig 比喻) a bitter dispute which left an inheritance of ill-feeling 留下恶感的激烈争辩. Cf 参看 legacy.
[U and C]
money, property etc that you receive from someone who has died
Lucinda has to fight for her life and her inheritance in this gripping novel.
physical or mental qualities that you inherit from your family
Our genetic inheritance cannot be changed.
ideas, skills, literature etc from the past that influence people in the present
ideas that have become part of our cultural inheritance
1. The inheritance will make him a rich man. 这笔遗产将使他成为富翁。