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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.
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.]
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1. (Accounting & Book-keeping) accounting the property and claims against debtors that a business enterprise may apply to discharge its liabilities. Assets may be fixed, current, liquid, or intangible and are shown balanced against liabilities. Compare liabilities
2. (Law) law the property available to an executor or administrator for settlement of the debts and payment of legacies of the estate of a deceased or insolvent person
3. (Banking & Finance) any property owned by a person or firm
[C16 (in the sense: enough to discharge one's liabilities): via Anglo-French from Old French asez enough, from Vulgar Latin ad satis (unattested), from Latin ad up to + satis enough]
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Property, goods or money owned by an individual or firm.
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|Noun||1.||assets - anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company|
possession - anything owned or possessed
share, percentage, portion, part - assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; "he wanted his share in cash"
tax base - collective value of taxable assets
receivables - money that you currently expect to receive from notes or accounts
crown jewel - the most desirable assets of a corporation; "their crown jewels figured prominently in the takeover attempt"
deep pocket - a source of substantial wealth (usually plural); "a patron of the arts should have deep pockets"
reserve assets - capital held back from investment in order to meet probable or possible demands
amount, amount of money, sum, sum of money - a quantity of money; "he borrowed a large sum"; "the amount he had in cash was insufficient"
resource - available source of wealth; a new or reserve supply that can be drawn upon when needed
current assets, liquid assets, quick assets - assets in the form of cash (or easily convertible into cash)
equity - the difference between the market value of a property and the claims held against it
security, protection - defense against financial failure; financial independence; "his pension gave him security in his old age"; "insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness"
material resource - assets in the form of material possessions
capital - wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value
hole card - any assets that are concealed until they can be used advantageously
credit - money available for a client to borrow
overage - a surplus or excess of money or merchandise that is actually on hand and that exceeds expectations
accounts receivable - a creditor's accounts of money owed to him; normally arise from the sale of products or services
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مُمْتَلَكات، أمْوال، مَوجودات
anything useful or valuable; an advantage. He is a great asset to the school. bate شَيء نافِع ثَمين предимство vantagem přínos; výhoda der Pluspunkt aktiv; plus; gode προσόν, πλεονέκτημαventaja, factor positivo eelis امتیاز؛ ویژگی مثبت etu atoutנכס परिसम्पत्ति kapital nyereség modal kostur; fengur vantaggio, bene 貴重なもの 가치 있는 것 turtas, lobis vērtība; laba īpašība berharga aanwinst, voordeelgode, fordel, aktivum mocny punkt, cenny nabytek امتیاز vantagem om/lucru valoros ценность prínos prednost korisna osoba (stvar) tillgång สิ่งที่มีคุณค่า değerli şey/kimse 有用或有價的資源，優勢 перевага, плюс سرمایہ vật quí 有价值的人或物，优点ˈassets noun plural
the total property, money etc of a person, company etc. bates مُمْتَلَكات، أمْوال، مَوجودات актив patrimônio celkový majetek das Vermögen aktiver; værdier; formue περιουσιακά στοιχεία (πληθ.) bienes varad سرمایه؛ دارایی varat actif נֶכָסִים परिसम्पत्ति imovina vagyon aktifa eignir attivo 資産 자산 turtas aktīvs aset activaeiendom, verdier, aktivamajątek سرمایه bens active; bunuri активы aktíva aktiva ukupni imetak, aktiva tillgångar สินทรัพย์ mal varlığı, aktif 個人或公司等的全部資產或金錢等 майно کل اثاثہ tài sản 资产，财产
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