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Princeton's WordNet

  1. assetsnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. assetsnoun

    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. assetsnoun

    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. assetsnoun

    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  

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

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

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  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. Sasha Lezhnev:

    Several senior Congolese officials involved in corruption travel frequently to the U.S., so the visa ban is an important step, they or the businesses they partner with also use U.S. banks to process corrupt commercial deals, so the U.S. and EU should enact stronger sanctions on their corporate networks to target their assets.

  2. Morgan Stanley:

    Morgan Stanley has strengthened and will continue to improve its controls against fraudulent conduct to ensure the safety of our clients' assets.

  3. Jay Lovell:

    They have to be seen hedging any kind of assets that they have ... that is why you are seeing a lot more driven volumes coming through from oil majors these days.

  4. Savita Subramanian:

    Stocks with the highest dividend yields could continue to attract a disproportionate amount of assets.

  5. Dayang Trands ':

    The company hopes to enter the courier sector by injecting good-quality assets in the delivery business via this transaction.

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