inherited inherited  /ɪn ˈhɛ rə tɪd/


  • (adj) occurring among members of a family usually by heredity


  1. In 1993 the debate grew fiercer after researchers announced a study linking some male homosexuality to genes inherited from the mother.
  2. A new study shows that key characteristics may be inherited.
  3. For Indra Nooyi, 51, the shocking thing isn't who she is but the world she has inherited.


  1. Ole Miss football program enjoys progress in APR

    Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze inherited what was considered to be an almost impossible academic situation, with more than 20 players at risk of academic ineligibility in January 2012.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Clarion-Ledger

  2. Bucks family 'blindsided' by estate tax

    While property inherited by a surviving spouse is not taxed by the state, the rate is 15 percent for nieces and nephews.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bucks County Courier Times

  3. Patrick Schwarzenegger Flaunts Washboard Abs, Follows in Arnold's Bodybuilding Footsteps

    Looks like Patrick Schwarzenegger inherited Arnold's love for getting buff! The 19-year-old model, actor and USC student showed off his chiseled physique on Twitter...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: E! Online


  1. The budget proposal "reflects the stark reality of what we've inherited: a trillion-dollar deficit, a financial crisis and a costly recession," Obama said.
    on Feb 28, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post

  2. He pulled no punches about the state he said the last government left the economy in, saying: "This is an emergency Budget, so let me speak plainly about the emergency that we face. The coalition Government has inherited from its predecessor the...
    on Jun 22, 2010 By: George Osborne Source: The Press Association

  3. "It can't all be private capital ...... not given the size of the financial mess we have inherited," Summers said in an interview on Fox News Sunday.
    on Feb 9, 2009 By: Lawrence Summers Source: International Herald Tribune

Word of the Day
infatuated infatuated
/ɪn ˈfæ tʃu ˌeɪ tɪd /