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Provision was also made for the distribution of Germany's foreign assets among the Allies.
James F. Byrnes

Meaning of "assets" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ASSETS

(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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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ASSETS

assets  [ˈæsɛts] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ASSETS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Assets is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ASSETS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

assets

Asset

In financial accounting, an asset is an economic resource. Anything tangible or intangible that is capable of being owned or controlled to produce value and that is held to have positive economic value is considered an asset. Simply stated, assets represent value of ownership that can be converted into cash. The balance sheet of a firm records the monetary value of the assets owned by the firm. It is money and other valuables belonging to an individual or business. Two major asset classes are tangible assets and intangible assets. Tangible assets contain various subclasses, including current assets and fixed assets. Current assets include inventory, while fixed assets include such items as buildings and equipment. Intangible assets are nonphysical resources and rights that have a value to the firm because they give the firm some kind of advantage in the market place. Examples of intangible assets are goodwill, copyrights, trademarks, patents and computer programs, and financial assets, including such items as accounts receivable, bonds and stocks.

Definition of assets in the English dictionary

The definition of assets in the dictionary is 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. Other definition of assets is any property owned by a person or firm.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ASSETS


castanets
ˌkæstəˈnɛts
chervonets
tʃəˈvɔːnɛts
Getz
ɡɛts
let´s
lɛts
LETS
lɛts
Metz
mɛts
Odets
əʊˈdɛts
pantalets
ˌpæntəˈlɛts
pantalettes
ˌpæntəˈlɛts
regrets
rɪˈɡrɛts
rillettes
rɪˈlɛts
salopettes
ˌsæləˈpɛts
solonets
ˌsɒləˈnɛts
solonetz
ˌsɒləˈnɛts
sweats
swɛts
Tourette´s
tʊəˈrɛts

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ASSETS

assessment method
assessment procedure
assessment process
assessment tests
assessor
assessorial
assessorship
asset
asset management
asset value
asset-backed fund
asset-stripper
asset-stripping
assetless
assever
asseverate
asseveratingly
asseveration
asseverative
assez

WORDS THAT END LIKE ASSETS

capital assets
current assets
fixed assets
floating assets
fluid assets
frozen assets
genuine assets
intangible assets
invisible assets
liquid assets
quick assets
tangible assets

Synonyms and antonyms of assets in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ASSETS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «assets» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of assets

Translation of «assets» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ASSETS

Find out the translation of assets to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of assets from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «assets» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

资产
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

activos
570 millions of speakers

English

assets
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

संपत्ति
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الأصول
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

активы
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ativos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সম্পদ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

actif
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Aset
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Aktiva
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

資産
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

자산
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Aset
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tài sản
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சொத்துக்களை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

संपत्ती
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

varlıklar
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

attività
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

aktywa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

активи
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

active
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ενεργητικού
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bates
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tillgångar
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

eiendeler
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of assets

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ASSETS»

The term «assets» is very widely used and occupies the 482 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ASSETS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «assets» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «assets» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about assets

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10 QUOTES WITH «ASSETS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word assets.
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Gautam Adani
Infrastructure sector is all about building assets for the country. It is part of nation building.
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Julian Assange
In my role as Wikileaks editor, I've been involved in fighting off many legal attacks. To do that, and keep our sources safe, we have had to spread assets, encrypt everything, and move telecommunications and people around the world to activate protective laws in different national jurisdictions.
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Zygmunt Bauman
I suspect that one of capitalism's crucial assets derives from the fact that the imagination of economists, including its critics, lags well behind its own inventiveness, the arbitrariness of its undertaking and the ruthlessness of the way in which it proceeds.
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Eleanor Robson Belmont
Never be afraid to meet to the hilt the demand of either work, or friendship - two of life's major assets.
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Michael Bennett
I say we have not even had the decency to maintain the assets that our parents and grandparents built for us - our roads, our bridges, our wastewater systems, our sewer systems; by the way, those weren't Bolsheviks, those weren't socialists that built those things for us - much less build the infrastructure we need for the 21st century.
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Michael Bennett
We have managed to acquire $13 trillion of debt on our balance sheet. In my view we have nothing to show for it. We haven't invested in our roads, our bridges, our waste-water systems, our sewer systems. We haven't even maintained the assets that our parents and grandparents built for us.
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James F. Byrnes
Provision was also made for the distribution of Germany's foreign assets among the Allies.
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Vint Cerf
Commercialization of assets off the planet would mutually reinforce the growth of interplanetary communication.
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Gerald Chertavian
The best thing we can do is prepare people to lead in a much more diverse environment and see that as one of our national assets and one of the things that makes America strong.
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Helen Clark
It's fair to say that, for much of my lifetime, New Zealand certainly was a property-owning democracy and working people, ordinary people, had assets.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ASSETS»

Discover the use of assets in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to assets and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Accounting for Fixed Assets
Written by one of the principal authors of the Institute of Management Accountants’ Property, Plant, and Equipment statement on management accounting, this book offers accounting professionals complete guidelines for applying accounting ...
Raymond H. Peterson, 2002
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Handbook of Alternative Assets
Since the first edition of the Handbook of Alternative Assets was published, significant events-from the popping of the technology bubble and massive accounting scandals to recessions and bear markets-have shifted the financial landscape.
Mark J. P. Anson, 2008
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From Ideas to Assets: Investing Wisely in Intellectual Property
From Ideas to Assets is an invaluable asset to managers, investors, and advisors. For those who already 'get it,' this book provides useful data and reinforcement. For those who don't, it is background that is certain to inspire.
Bruce Berman, 2002
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Valuing Intangible Assets
This in-depth book, working through each of the basic valuation approaches: cost, market, and income, provides professionals with complete guidelines and industry standards. It's a must-have for financial analysts and attorneys!
Robert F. Reilly, Robert P. Schweihs, 1998
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The Intangible Assets Handbook: Maximizing Value from ...
This handbook is intended as a useful document for intangible asset management inquiries, with a special emphasis on licensing, transaction due diligence and bankruptcy.
Weston Anson, David C. Drews, 2007
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Knowledge Assets : Securing Competitive Advantage in the ...
It is now widely recognized that the effective management of knowledge assets is a key requirement for securing competitive advantage in the emerging information economy.
Max H. Boisot, 1998
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Developmental Assets and Asset-Building Communities: ...
This book is a valuable resource for developmental psychologists, child psychologists, school and community psychologists, practitioners, administrators and policy-makers.
Richard M. Lerner, Peter Benson, 2003
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How to Protect Your Family's Assets from Devastating Nursing ...
Written by an elder law attorney with over 23 years experience, this book will help anyone with a family member faced with a long-term stay in a nursing home who wishes to preserve at least some of their assets by qualifying for the ...
K. Gabriel Heiser, 2006
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Assets, Livelihoods, and Social Policy
Assets, Livelihoods, and Social Policy discusse the diverse strategies adopted by people in different contexts to accumulate assets through migration, housing investments, natural resources management, and informal businesses.
Caroline O. N. Moser, Anis Ahmad Dani, 2008
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Internal Control of Fixed Assets: A Controller and Auditor's ...
As timely as it is complete, Internal Control of Fixed Assets peels back the layers surrounding the often-complex topic of internal controls for PP&E. This nuts-and-bolts book provides authoritative, step-by-step guidance on developing a ...
Alfred M. King, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ASSETS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term assets is used in the context of the following news items.
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X2 drafts in Goldman for its dig at Rio's coal assets
X2 Resources has turned to familiar faces at Goldman Sachs as it works on a potential $4 billion acquisition of Rio Tinto's NSW coal assets. «The Australian Financial Review, Jul 15»
2
AGL to punt gas assets
Assets to be sold include coal seam gas exploration licences in the Hunter Valley, NSW, and stakes in Queensland's Spring Gully gas and ... «Herald Sun, Jul 15»
3
Linn Energy snags $1.5B and sells Texas assets
According to a statement from the company, Linn Energy signed a definitive agreement to sell its remaining assets in Howard County, Texas, ... «Houston Business Journal, Jul 15»
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Consumers could save $150 off water bills with SA Water assets
Consumers could save about $150 a year on their water and sewerage bills if the value of SA Water's assets is written down, a parliamentary ... «ABC Online, Jul 15»
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Govt warns of consequences for non-disclosure of foreign assets
In 'Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)' on the new Black Money Act, the Finance Ministry has said if undisclosed assets are unearthed by the ... «Business Today, Jul 15»
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Consolidator snaps up London IFA boosting assets to £3.5bn
Consolidator Bellpenny has acquired London-based Cranfield Financial Services, adding to £196 million of assets under advice. The deal is ... «Citywire.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Germany's Union Investment buys most of Austrian Volksbanken …
Both businesses have around 5.4 billion euros of assets under management, Union Investment said. The deal was signed on July 3 and is ... «Reuters, Jul 15»
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EPFO investments in equity assets: Too little, too late, say experts
Soon, within this month in fact, the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) could begin investing in equity assets. This should be a ... «Economic Times, Jul 15»
9
Usmanov's UTH Offers to Buy Assets of Company Struggling With …
Russian broadcaster CTC Media said on Monday it had received a $200 million offer for 75 percent of its operating assets in Russia and ... «The Moscow Times, Jul 15»
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UPDATE 2-Siemens could still be interested in Alstom assets - source
Could still be interested in Alstom if assets become available (Releads with comments on portfolio change, adds details on Alstom, one-off ... «Reuters UK, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Assets [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/assets>. Nov 2019 ».
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