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heir·ess

 (âr′ĭs)
n.
A woman who is an heir, especially to great wealth. See Usage Note at -ess.
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heiress

(ˈɛərɪs)
n
1. a woman who inherits or expects to inherit great wealth
2. (Law) property law a female heir
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heir•ess

(ˈɛər ɪs)

n.
a woman who inherits or has a right of inheritance, esp. one who inherits great wealth.
[1650–60]
usage: See -ess.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heiress - a female heirheiress - a female heir        
heir, heritor, inheritor - a person who is entitled by law or by the terms of a will to inherit the estate of another
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Translations
dědička
arving
perijätär
nasljednica
女相続人
상속녀
dedička
dedinja
arvtagerska
ทายาทหญิง
người thừa kế nữ

heiress

[ˈɛəres] N (= wealthy woman) → soltera f adinerada; (= heir) → heredera f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

heiress

[ˈɛərɪs] nhéritière f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

heiress

nErbin f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

heiress

[ˈɛərɛs] nerede f; (rich) → ereditiera
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

heiress

وَرِيثَة dědička arving Erbin κληρονόμος heredera perijätär héritière nasljednica erede 女相続人 상속녀 erfgename arving dziedziczka herdeira наследница arvtagerska ทายาทหญิง varis người thừa kế nữ 女继承人
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References in classic literature ?
When Rita turned up in Paris a year and a half after Allegre's death some shabby journalist (smart creature) hit upon the notion of alluding to her as the heiress of Mr.
but she always was silly--intolerably so in marrying him at all, she the heiress of a large fortune and he without a shilling: one title, I know, she might have had, besides baronets.
Huntingdon,' said I, 'I suppose you know I am not an heiress?'
The name of the rich West India heiress had been mentioned with applause in the Morning Post.
Two miles below Hornberg castle is a cave in a low cliff, which the captain of the raft said had once been occupied by a beautiful heiress of Hornberg--the Lady Gertrude-- in the old times.
She was the widow of King Archipiela, her lord and husband, and of their marriage they had issue the Princess Antonomasia, heiress of the kingdom; which Princess Antonomasia was reared and brought up under my care and direction, I being the oldest and highest in rank of her mother's duennas.
"She has only one daughter, the heiress of Rosings, and of very extensive property."
"You'll make nothing by trade," continued he; "nothing more than the crust of dry bread and the draught of fair water on which you now live; your only chance of getting a competency lies in marrying a rich widow, or running away with an heiress."
So Pearl -- the elf child -- the demon offspring, as some people up to that epoch persisted in considering her -- became the richest heiress of her day in the New World.
He only wanted to aggrandise and enrich himself; and if Miss Woodhouse of Hartfield, the heiress of thirty thousand pounds, were not quite so easily obtained as he had fancied, he would soon try for Miss Somebody else with twenty, or with ten.
Tell us I intreat you what is become of him?" "Yes, cold and insensible Nymph, (replied I) that luckless swain your Brother, is no more, and you may now glory in being the Heiress of Sir Edward's fortune."
"I like heiresses very much," replied Rebecca contemplatively.