Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Intermediate Dictionary
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
legacy

leg·a·cy

legacy

 
 
pronunciation:
le g si
part of speech: noun
inflections: legacies
definition 1: money, property, or other goods left to someone in a will.
Part of her legacy was her grandmother's jewelry.
 
synonyms:
estate, inheritance
definition 2: anything that is passed down from ancestors or someone who came before.
Honesty between a wife and husband will be a useful legacy for their children.
synonyms:
heritage, tradition
similar words:
birthright, heirloom