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asset (plural assets)
- A thing or quality that has value, especially one that generates cash flows.
- My assets consist of stocks in companies that pay a dividend, and a few apartments that pay me rental income.
- January 31 2020, Boris Johnson, Brexit Day speech
- And when I look at this country’s incredible assets. Our scientists, our engineers, our world-leading universities, our armed forces. When I look at the potential of this country waiting to be unleashed, I know that we can turn this opportunity into a stunning success.
- Coordinate term: liability
- (software) Any component, model, process or framework of value that can be leveraged or reused.
- (espionage) An intelligence asset.
- (slang, usually in the plural) A woman's breasts or buttocks or a man's genitalia.
- 2009, Kaitlynn Maguire, Margaret Tingley, Serendipitous Moments of Female Sensuality, page 27:
- Perhaps it is simply common for wives to want their female friends to see their husband nude – especially if he has nice assets. Honestly, I also wanted to see the dick of Brian and Andrew.
- 2009, Cheyenne McCray, The First Sin: A Lexi Steele Novel, page 189:
- “Slave Alexi has nice assets.”
- 2016, Deanna Chase, Spirits, Rock Stars, and a Midnight Chocolate Bar: Pyper Rayne, Book 2:
- Muse studied Ida May's breasts for a moment, then reached out and grabbed the left one. “Good size. Firm. Yeah, you got some nice assets.”
Hyponyms of asset
something or someone of any value
(accounting) any item recorded on the left-hand side of a balance sheet — see also liability
any portion of one's property or effects considered of some value — see also assets
software: any component, etc. that can be leveraged or reused
asset m (invariable)
- asset (economic)