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Definition of heir:

  1. One who inherits, or is entitled to succeed to the possession of, any property after the death of its owner; one on whom the law bestows the title or property of another at the death of the latter.
  2. One who receives any endowment from an ancestor or relation; as, the heir of one's reputation or virtues.
  3. To inherit; to succeed to.

Synonyms:

crown prince, beneficiary, heir general, heir at law, heir apparent, heritor, devi, replacement, coheir, descendent, legal heir, grantee, future possessor, inheritor, one who inherits, heir expectant, heir presumptive, successor.

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