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Definition of "heiress" []

  • A woman who is an heir, especially to great wealth. See Usage Note at -ess. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "heiress" in a sentence
  • "In films, in addition to "Patty Hearst," in which she played the title heiress-turned-terrorist, and the psychological thriller "The Comfort of Strangers" (1990),"
  • "In addition to Schrader's "Patty Hearst" (1988), in which she played the title heiress-turned-terrorist, and the psychological thriller "The Comfort of Strangers" (1990),"
  • "A mischievous comic tone is also set right away, so that by the time we meet eccentric shut-in heiress Penelope Stamp (a luminous Rachel Weisz), it fits right in."