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assets

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2 meanings
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1  —as in:
it's one of her best assets
Definition a positive trait or thing of value
  • The University is one of the city's greatest assets.
assets = things of value
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She's kind, beautiful and athletic, but her quick mind is her rarest asset.
  • asset = positive trait
  • You are your most valuable asset. Don't forget that. You are the best thing you have.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Hatchet
  • asset = a thing of value
  • Having left USC a few credits short, he had no college degree, a critical asset in a job market glutted with veterans and former war production workers.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • asset = thing of value
  • Unless, unless ... It suddenly occurred to Bernard that her very revoltingness might prove an enormous asset.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • asset = positive trait or thing of value
  • I need to polish you up a bit, but your aversion to all things fake might just be your greatest asset here.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Selection
  • asset = positive trait or thing of value
  • ...and get editorials in the paper for being a public disgrace one day and an asset to society the next.
    S.E. Hinton  --  The Outsiders
  • asset = something of value
  • When Walt and Billie suggested that he needed a college degree to attain a fulfilling career, Chris answered that careers were demeaning "twentieth-century inventions," more of a liability than an asset, and that he would do fine without one, thank you.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • asset = thing of value
  • But that name turned out to be a detriment rather than an asset to me.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Tears of a Tiger
  • asset = positive trait or thing of value
  • Her greatest asset was her determination.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
asset = a positive trait or thing of value

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2  —as in:
the company's assets
Definition the cash value that an accountant would place on things that are owned; or the things of value
  • The company has strong assets and a good credit history, so the bank will loan them money at a low interest rate.
assets = the cash value that an accountant would place on things that are owned; or the things of value
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The company is worth much more than its reported net assets.
  • assets = the cash value that an accountant would place on things that are owned; or the things of value
  • There is a concern that there may be a bubble in asset prices.
  • asset = the cash value that an accountant would place on things that are owned; or the things of value
  • He promised he would make his own assets and tax return public.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • assets = things of financial value
  • In the coming months, he would declare an oil embargo, freeze Japanese assets in America, and finally declare a total trade embargo.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
assets = things of financial value

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