What does assets mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. assets(noun)

    anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company

Wiktionary

  1. assets(Noun)

    Any property or object of value that one possesses, usually considered as applicable to the payment of one's debts.

    His assets are much greater than his liabilities.

  2. assets(Noun)

    Sufficient estate; property sufficient in the hands of an executor or heir to pay the debts or legacies of the testator or ancestor to satisfy claims against it.

  3. assets(Noun)

    Any goods or property properly available for the payment of a bankrupt's or a deceased person's obligations or debts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Assets

    property of a deceased person, subject by law to the payment of his debts and legacies; -- called assets because sufficient to render the executor or administrator liable to the creditors and legatees, so far as such goods or estate may extend

    Etymology: [OF. asez enough, F. assez, fr. L. ad + satis, akin to Gr. enough, Goth. saps full. Cf. Assai, Satisfy.]

  2. Assets

    effects of an insolvent debtor or bankrupt, applicable to the payment of debts

    Etymology: [OF. asez enough, F. assez, fr. L. ad + satis, akin to Gr. enough, Goth. saps full. Cf. Assai, Satisfy.]

  3. Assets

    the entire property of all sorts, belonging to a person, a corporation, or an estate; as, the assets of a merchant or a trading association; -- opposed to liabilities

    Etymology: [OF. asez enough, F. assez, fr. L. ad + satis, akin to Gr. enough, Goth. saps full. Cf. Assai, Satisfy.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Assets

    as′sets, n.pl. the property of a deceased or insolvent person, considered as chargeable for all debts, &c.: the entire property of all sorts belonging to a merchant or to a trading association. [From the Anglo-Fr. law phrase aver assetz, to have sufficient, O. Fr. asez, enough—L. ad, to, satis, enough.]

Editors Contribution

  1. assets

    Plural form of the word asset.

    The assets were valued accurately for accounting purposes.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 4, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'assets' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2348

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'assets' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4094

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of assets in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of assets in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of assets in a Sentence

  1. Stephane Monier:

    Our expectation is for a very volatile second quarter, it is important to keep in liquid, high-quality assets.

  2. Jim Bridenstine:

    That particular path that put NASA on the exploration [science] and discovery [has] not changed, nASA has hundreds of billions of dollars of assets in orbit, and we have human lives in orbit. Space is so important to the human condition on Earth. We are now at a point if we were to lose space, it would be an existential threat to the United States of America, and what that means is: it has to be defended.

  3. Brian Cornell:

    We believe the combination of Disney's unmatched entertainment and storytelling with our omni-channel retail platform will create inspiring and unique experiences for our guests, this collaboration reflects the strength of our platforms and assets to create value for guests and growth for both companies beyond the traditional retail model.

  4. Graeme Smith:

    Once they get inside an urban area, your air assets and artillery become much less useful.

  5. Chief Executive Joe Gorder:

    There is nothing currently pending, i don't think there are any refining assets that are in the market that we would take a look at.

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