heirloom Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"heirloom" in British English

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heirloomnoun [C]

uk   /ˈeə.luːm/  us   /ˈer-/
a ​valuableobject that has been given by ​oldermembers of a ​family to ​youngermembers of the same ​family over many ​years: This ​ring is a ​family heirloom.
(Definition of heirloom from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"heirloom" in American English

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heirloomnoun [C]

 us   /ˈeər·lum/
a ​valuableobject that has been given by an ​oldermember of a ​family to a ​youngermember of the same ​family, esp. one given several ​times in this way: family heirlooms
(Definition of heirloom from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"heirloom" in Business English

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heirloomnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈeəluːm/
a ​valuableobject that has been given by older ​members of a family to younger ​members of the same family over many ​years: My mother gave me a diamond ​ring, a family heirloom more than 100 ​years old.
(Definition of heirloom from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “heirloom”
in Chinese (Simplified) 传家宝,祖传之物…
in Chinese (Traditional) 傳家之寶,祖傳之物…
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