- a woman who inherits or has a right of inheritance, especially a woman who has inherited or will inherit considerable wealth.
Origin of heiress
Related Words for heiresspartner, proprietor, holder, landowner, heir, recipient, buyer, purchaser, squire, governor, possessor, keeper, heritor, sharer, heiress, legatee, shoot, brood, sprout, branch
Examples from the Web for heiress
Contemporary Examples of heiress
To get to watch (his Heiress co-star) Jessica Chastain was a big inspiration.
DS: I was on stage doing The Heiress on Broadway, and that was a great way to turn 30.
Miss Berki said that the heiress later e-mailed to apologise for any misunderstanding.Masseuse Claims Assault by Russell Brand
August 2, 2014
Rivals tagged her an apparatchik, an heiress, handpicked by a mayor/mentor said to nickname her “ma petite Anne,” my little Anne.French Vote Thrusts Two Women Into the Spotlight
March 31, 2014
In 1874 Hay marries a Chicago heiress worth millions of dollars.The Battle over President Lincoln’s Legacy
February 8, 2014
Historical Examples of heiress
A man sent me this morning a copy of verses to the heiress of Bannow.Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)
It is not often that the heiress of a million or thereabouts is quite so readily disposed of.Henry Dunbar
M. E. Braddon
I s'pose he wasn't going to take any chances of losing his heiress.The Mystery of Murray Davenport
Robert Neilson Stephens
Heathcroft evidently had not told her of the Warwickshire heiress.Kent Knowles: Quahaug
Joseph C. Lincoln
My brother is a rich man, and my daughter may be his heiress.Melomaniacs
- a woman who inherits or expects to inherit great wealth
- property law a female heir