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. Glenn Jacobson:

    If energy equity markets are underperforming the wider S&P, this reduces the chance of private equity buying larger assets because you don't think you'll get a good runway for an exit.

  2. Angelo Zino:

    The underlying assets remain very attractive and generate substantial cash flow. As long as you have a reputable sponsor behind you, there's less risk than the market thinks.

  3. Cressida Hogg:

    Skyway represents a rare opportunity for us to invest in a mature and significant toll road of this size in the U.S., this investment fits well with CPPIB's strategy to invest in core infrastructure assets with long-term, stable cash flows in key global markets.

  4. Peter Laurelli:

    This is an indication that SWFs (sovereign wealth funds) have slowly seen their sentiment change in the near term to global equities, both to active and passive strategies, as they had been removing assets at an elevated rate in the three quarters prior to Q2 2019.

  5. Lysle Brinker:

    They’re much more strapped for cash, and they’re accelerating the sale of assets that will get pretty decent prices, a lot of the asset sales that the big guys have been selling are downstream and midstream, because those have been sought-after by private equity and others because there’s more steady cash flow.

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