Your assets are things you have that are valuable. Money, property, and skills are all assets.

When you talk about assets, you're talking about things that are good to have: they're worth something or they're useful. Money is certainly an asset. A house you own is an asset. If you're an employer, good employees are assets to the company. Personal qualities can be assets, too: if you're smart, brave, or even just good looking, consider it an asset.

Definitions of assets

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

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part, percentage, portion, share
assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group
tax base
collective value of taxable assets
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
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
current assets, liquid assets, quick assets
assets in the form of cash (or easily convertible into cash)
investment, investment funds
money that is invested with an expectation of profit
the difference between the market value of a property and the claims held against it
protection, security
defense against financial failure; financial independence
material resource
assets in the form of material possessions
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
money available for a client to borrow
a surplus or excess of money or merchandise that is actually on hand and that exceeds expectations
accounts receivable
a creditor's accounts of money owed to him; normally arise from the sale of products or services
the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating
gross, receipts, revenue
the entire amount of income before any deductions are made
cash surrender value
the amount that the insurance company will pay on a given life insurance policy if the policy is cancelled prior to the death of the insured
an amount of money contributed
endowment, endowment fund
the capital that provides income for an institution
(taxes) an amount that can be deducted (especially for the purposes of calculating income tax)
the sum of money that is misappropriated
a portion of something (especially money)
a share that has been dispensed or distributed
a share of money or food or clothing that has been charitably given
a portion of something divided into shares
a fixed portion that is allotted (especially in times of scarcity)
an amount allowed or granted (as during a given period)
piece, slice
a share of something
a promised or claimed share of loot or money
interest, stake
(law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something
profit sharing
a system in which employees receive a share of the net profits of the business
a share of the profits
allocation, allotment
a share set aside for a specific purpose
loss, red, red ink
the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue
paper gold, special drawing rights
reserve assets in the International Monetary Fund; designed to supplement reserves of gold and convertible currencies used to maintain stability in the foreign exchange market
an amount of money expressed numerically
natural resource, natural resources
resources (actual and potential) supplied by nature
labor resources
resources of available manpower
good will, goodwill
(accounting) an intangible asset valued according to the advantage or reputation a business has acquired (over and above its tangible assets)
the capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to an ownership interest (equity)
speculation, venture
an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits
easy street
financial security
hedge, hedging
any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change
coverage, insurance coverage
the total amount and type of insurance carried
promise of reimbursement in the case of loss; paid to people or companies so concerned about hazards that they have made prepayments to an insurance company
riches, wealth
an abundance of material possessions and resources
means, substance
considerable capital (wealth or income)
risk capital, venture capital
wealth available for investment in new or speculative enterprises
operating capital
capital available for the operations of a firm (e.g. manufacturing or transportation) as distinct from financial transactions and long-term improvements
corpus, principal, principal sum
capital as contrasted with the income derived from it
seed money
capital needed to set up a new business or enterprise
the funds held by a gambling house or the dealer in some gambling games
bankroll, roll
a roll of currency notes (often taken as the resources of a person or business etc.)
a supply of money
Medicaid funds
public funds used to pay for Medicaid
exchequer, treasury
the funds of a government or institution or individual
money supply
the total stock of money in the economy; currency held by the public plus money in accounts in banks
bread and butter, keep, livelihood, living, support, sustenance
the financial means whereby one lives
backing, financial backing, financial support, funding, support
financial resources provided to make some project possible
ways and means
resources available to meet expenses (especially legislation for raising revenue for a government)
advance, cash advance
an amount paid before it is earned
cheap money
credit available at low rates of interest
export credit
a credit opened by an importer with a bank in an exporter's country to finance an export operation
import credit
credit opened by an importer at a bank in his own country upon which an exporter may draw
bank line, credit line, line, line of credit, personal credit line, personal line of credit
the maximum credit that a customer is allowed
commercial credit
credit granted by a bank to a business concern for commercial purposes
letter of credit
a document issued by a bank that guarantees the payment of a customer's draft; substitutes the bank's credit for the customer's credit
payroll, paysheet
the total amount of money paid in wages
an insignificant sum of money; a trifling amount
a sum of money offered as a prize
a sum of money spoken of as the contents of a money purse
escrow funds
funds held in escrow
matching funds
funds that will be supplied in an amount matching the funds available from other sources
Type of:
anything owned or possessed

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