Adjective "asset" definition and examples

(Asset may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


A useful or valuable thing or person.
  1. 'the school is an asset to the community'
  2. 'He spoke of the beauty of the course and its location and said the club was a huge asset to tourism.'
  3. 'We should view the green belt as an appropriate setting for the city and an asset to its future generations.'
  4. 'She will be a great asset to the team and we wish her every success in her new post.'
  5. 'The walkways and riverside areas are very attractive and a great asset to the town.'
  6. 'Used correctly the trail and its viaducts will become a major asset to the area.'
  7. 'The player is too prized an asset to sell to a rival at a bargain price.'
  8. 'For what we do, whether it's the animation or the music side, it's an asset to have both viewpoints.'
  9. 'His experience in church leadership, web and media would be a great asset to any church.'
  10. 'The bridge would be an asset to both the local community and to visitors from further afield.'
  11. 'Point out to them that giving you what you want is going to be an asset to the company.'
  12. 'They also charge on the basis of such factors as the value of the assets, urgency and complexity.'
  13. 'However, net wealth is the value of our total assets less our financial liabilities.'
  14. 'This directive says an insurance firm can trade if its assets meet its liabilities.'
  15. 'The company's current stock market value is marginally less than its net assets.'
  16. 'Negative equity is a situation in which the amount borrowed exceeds the value of the assets secured against that loan.'
  17. 'Any tax on them increases the possibility that the scheme will not have sufficient assets to meet liabilities.'
  18. 'Over this period, pension funds saw the value of their assets crash, since they invest largely in shares.'
  19. 'The sources of base money are the net foreign and domestic assets of the central bank.'
  20. 'The currency fund can be leveraged up to five times the value of its underlying assets.'
  21. 'The net effect of expanding assets with this financing mix has been a declining reliance on debt.'

More definitions

1. a useful and desirable thing or quality: Organizational ability is an asset.

2. a single item of ownership having exchange value.

3. assets. items of ownership convertible into cash; total resources of a person or business, as cash, notes and accounts receivable, securities, inventories, goodwill, fixtures, machinery, or real estate (opposed to liabilities). Accounting. the items detailed on a balance sheet, especially in relation to liabilities and capital. all property available

More examples(as adjective)

"fees can be asset."

"managers can be asset."

"sales can be asset."

"managements can be asset."

"adjustments can be asset."

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Mid 16th century (in the plural in the sense ‘sufficient estate to allow discharge of a will’): from an Anglo-Norman French legal term, from Old French asez ‘enough’, based on Latin ad ‘to’ + satis ‘enough’.