Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A useful or valuable quality, person, or thing; an advantage or resource.
  • noun A valuable item that is owned.
  • noun A spy working in his or her own country and controlled by the enemy.
  • noun 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.
  • noun The entire property owned by a person, especially a bankrupt, that can be used to settle debts.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See assets.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Any article or separable part of one's assets.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Something or someone of any value; any portion of one's property or effects so considered.
  • noun software Any component, model, process or framework of value that can be leveraged or reused.
  • noun espionage intelligence asset

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a useful or valuable quality

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[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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From Anglo-Norman asetz, from Old French assez "enough".

Examples

  • The Washington Post readers may not have known the term "asset protection" a week ago, but with this help from FICO, they'll figure it out soon.

    Nicholas Carroll: FICO's New Strategic Default Predictor: Closing the Barn Door After the Horse Is Gone

  • Your main asset is credibility, not money or size.

    8 Valuable Lessons Newspapers Must Learn From Bloggers to Survive | Write to Done

  • Its main asset is the Ingka Holding group, which is conservatively financed and highly profitable: post-tax profits were €1.4 billion ($1.7 billion) — an impressive margin of nearly 11% on sales of €12.8 billion — in the year to August 31st 2004, the latest year for which the group has filed accounts.

    Flat-pack accounting « Isegoria

  • Note 14: Its main asset is the complete archive of EAM (the National Liberation Front), including the archives of the 'Mountain Government', which administered the liberated regions of Greece.

    Arms and the Woman: Just Warriors and Greek Feminist Identity

  • Then early in the Obama administration, regulators threw the real estate industry a bone, expanding a financial rescue program, the term asset-backed securities loan facility (TALF), to commercial-mortgage-backed securities, thereby muffling calls for a broader industry rescue.

    The Other Shoe

  • The federal government has already been proactive in addressing the crisis, specifically concerning the inclusion of commercial real estate in the term asset-backed securities loan facility (TALF) legislation and recent changes issued by Treasury to ease tax regulations governing real estate mortgage investment conduits (REMICs).

    Op-Ed: Getting in Front of the Liquidity Crisis

  • The fifth round of the term asset-backed securities loan facility (TALF) in support of CMBS was held by the New York Fed just last Wednesday, to no avail for new CMBS issuance.

    Investors and Stuy Town

  • The fifth round of the term asset-backed securities loan facility (TALF) in support of CMBS was held by the New York Fed just last Wednesday, to no avail for new CMBS issuance.

    Investors and Stuy Town

  • The federal government has already been proactive in addressing the crisis, specifically concerning the inclusion of commercial real estate in the term asset-backed securities loan facility (TALF) legislation and recent changes issued by Treasury to ease tax regulations governing real estate mortgage investment conduits (REMICs).

    Op-Ed: Getting in Front of the Liquidity Crisis

  • Then early in the Obama administration, regulators threw the real estate industry a bone, expanding a financial rescue program, the term asset-backed securities loan facility (TALF), to commercial-mortgage-backed securities, thereby muffling calls for a broader industry rescue.

    The Other Shoe

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  • assetious - adj. having the characteristics of an asset; to be of some value

    January 14, 2015