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as·set

 (ăs′ĕt′)
n.
1. A useful or valuable quality, person, or thing; an advantage or resource: proved herself an asset to the company.
2. A valuable item that is owned.
3. A spy working in his or her own country and controlled by the enemy.
4. assets
a. Accounting The entries on a balance sheet showing all properties, both tangible and intangible, and claims against others that may be applied to cover the liabilities of a person or business. Assets can include cash, stock, inventories, property rights, and goodwill.
b. The entire property owned by a person, especially a bankrupt, that can be used to settle debts.

[Back-formation from English assets, sufficient goods to settle a testator's debts and legacies, from Anglo-Norman asetz, from asez, enough, from Vulgar Latin *ad satis, to sufficiency : Latin ad, to; see ad- + Latin satis, enough; see sā- in Indo-European roots.]

asset

(ˈæsɛt)
n
anything valuable or useful: experience is their main asset.
[C19: back formation from assets]

as•set

(ˈæs ɛt)

n.
1. a useful and desirable thing or quality: Organizational ability is an asset.
2. a single item of ownership having exchange value.
3. assets,
a. the total resources of a person or business, as cash, notes and accounts receivable, securities, goodwill, or real estate (opposed to liabilities).
b. the items detailed on a balance sheet, esp. in relation to liabilities and capital.
c. all property available for the payment of debts, esp. of a bankrupt firm or person.
d. property of a deceased that can be used to pay debts or legacies.
[1525–35; back formation from assets, in phrase have assets, literally, have enough < Anglo-French, Old French asez enough. See assai1]
as′set•less, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.asset - a useful or valuable qualityasset - a useful or valuable quality  
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
resource - a source of aid or support that may be drawn upon when needed; "the local library is a valuable resource"
advantage, vantage - the quality of having a superior or more favorable position; "the experience gave him the advantage over me"
metier, speciality, specialty, forte, strong point, strong suit, long suit, strength - an asset of special worth or utility; "cooking is his forte"
liability - the quality of being something that holds you back

asset

plural noun
1. property, goods, means, holdings, money, funds, effects, capital, riches, finance, reserves, resources, estate, wealth, valuables, possessions By 1989 the group had assets of 3.5 billion francs.

asset

noun
All things, such as money, property, or goods, having economic value.Used in plural:
capital, fortune, mean (used in plural), resource (used in plural), wealth, wherewithal.
Translations
أَصُولشَيء نافِع ثَمين
přednostpřínosvýhoda
aktivgodeplus
etu
imovina
kostur; fengur
強み
자산
lobis
laba īpašībavērtība
prínos
tillgång
สินทรัพย์
değerli şey/kimsevarlık
tài sản

asset

[ˈæset]
A. N
1. (= advantage) → ventaja f
she is a great asset to the departmentes una persona valiosísima en el departamento
2. (Fin etc) → bien m; (= book-keeping item) → partida f del activo
assets (on accounts) → haberes mpl, activo msing
personal assetsbienes mpl personales
real assetsbienes mpl muebles, bienes mpl raíces
assets and liabilitiesactivo msing y pasivo msing
assets in handactivo msing disponible, bienes mpl disponibles
B. CPD asset stripper N (Fin) especulador que compra empresas en crisis para vender sus bienes
asset stripping N (Fin) acaparamiento de activos con vistas a su venta y a la liquidación de la empresa

asset

[ˈæsɛt]
n
(= advantage) → atout m
to be an asset to sth [qualifications, experience] → être un atout pour qch
Her experience will be an asset to the firm → Son expérience sera un atout pour l'entreprise.
(= person) → atout m
to be an asset to sb/sth → être un atout pour qn/qch
assets npl [company] → capital m, actif masset-stripping [ˈæsetstrɪpɪŋ] ndépeçage m

asset

n
(usu pl) → Vermögenswert m; (on balance sheet) → Aktivposten m; assetsVermögen nt; (on balance sheet) → Aktiva pl; personal assetspersönlicher Besitz
(fig) it would be an assetes wäre von Vorteil; he is one of our great assetser ist einer unserer besten Leute; this player, the club’s newest assetdieser Spieler, die neueste Errungenschaft des Klubs; he’s hardly an asset to the companyer ist nicht gerade ein Gewinn für die Firma; good health is a real assetGesundheit ist ein großes Kapital; his appearance is not his best assetaus seinem Aussehen kann er kein Kapital schlagen

asset

[ˈæsɛt] n (useful quality) → bene m, qualità f inv, vantaggio; (person) → elemento prezioso assets npl (Fin) (of individual) → beni mpl, disponibilità fpl; (of company) → attivo msg, attività fpl

asset

(ˈӕset) noun
anything useful or valuable; an advantage. He is a great asset to the school.
ˈassets noun plural
the total property, money etc of a person, company etc.

asset

أَصُول přednost aktiv Vermögenswert περιουσιακό στοιχείο activo etu atout imovina risorsa 強み 자산 bezit eiendel rzecz wartościowa ativo, posse ценное качество tillgång สินทรัพย์ varlık tài sản 资产
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He is younger than I am, and youth is a big asset nowadays.
That the Huron is a liar, is very evident," returned Heyward, coolly; "you have yourself heard him asset you to be La Longue Carabine.
It may be either an invaluable asset or a nuisance.
He contemplated with unspeakable delight the large diamond which shone on the major's little finger; for the major, like a prudent man, in case of any accident happening to his bank-notes, had immediately converted them into an available asset.
Come, speak frankly, mon fils; elle est encore jeune, plus agee que toi peut-etre, mais juste asset pour unir la tendresse d'une petite maman a l'amour d'une epouse devouee; n'est-ce pas que cela t'irait superieurement?
Her one asset, the fact that her mother was what the Epsom greengrocer called a carriage lady had no exchange value, apparently.
But a certain limitation of mind seems to be an indispensable asset, if not to all public personages, at least to all serious financiers.
With the usual inconsistency of the person to whom life is by no means a valuable asset, I am obeying the orders of my physician.
There's the black suit," the pawnbroker, who knew his every asset, had answered.
He was a good actor, and he had found geniality a most valuable asset in the game of getting on in the world.
What however went first of all or rather vanished was nothing in the nature of an asset.
For moral courage is a worthless asset on this little floating world.