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 Dictionary entry overview: What does assets mean? 

ASSETS (noun)
  The noun ASSETS has 1 sense:

1. anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company

  Familiarity information: ASSETS used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

ASSETS (noun)

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Anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Hypernyms ("assets" is a kind of...):

possession (anything owned or possessed)

Domain usage:

plural; plural form (the form of a word that is used to denote more than one)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "assets"):

part; percentage; portion; share (assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group)

protection; security (defense against financial failure; financial independence)

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)

capital; working capital (assets available for use in the production of further assets)

cash in hand; finances; funds; monetary resource; pecuniary resource (assets in the form of money)

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)

equity (the difference between the market value of a property and the claims held against it)

investment; investment funds (money that is invested with an expectation of profit)

current assets; liquid assets; quick assets (assets in the form of cash (or easily convertible into 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)

deep pocket (a source of substantial wealth (usually plural))

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)

resource (available source of wealth; a new or reserve supply that can be drawn upon when needed)

intangible; intangible asset (assets that are saleable though not material or physical)

accounts receivable (a creditor's accounts of money owed to him; normally arise from the sale of products or services)

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