Heirlooms are things that are special and valuable to you. They are usually things that your family or ancestors had.

  • His grandfather gave him his old heirloom watch.

  • The family is planning to put all of their heirlooms in a museum.

Definition of heirlooms


(law) any property that is considered by law or custom as inseparable from an inheritance is inherited with that inheritance


something that has been in a family for generations

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Example Sentences for heirlooms

  • 1

    The flag remained as a precious heirloom in the Driver family until 1922.

  • 2

    It can be the repository of an heirloom or tradition.

  • 3

    It has been kept as an heirloom.

  • 4

    She held the powerful Lirean artifact and heirloom.

  • 5

    The amulet is an heirloom received from her grandmother.

  • 6

    The caul would then be presented to the mother, to be kept as an heirloom.

  • 7

    The crops and livestock are all of historic heirloom varieties.

  • 8

    Beth went in after the heirloom and went into cardiac arrest.

  • 9

    The heirloom locates a nearby source of magic and the group investigates.

  • 10

    Dickerson kept the head and his family possessed the head as a family heirloom.