See also: ASSET and ässet

EnglishEdit

 
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Back-formation from assets, from Anglo-Norman asetz, from Old French assez (enough). Compare Middle English asseth.

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asset (plural assets)

  1. Something or someone of any value; any portion of one's property or effects so considered.
    These shares are a valuable asset.
    • January 31 2020, Boris Johnson, Brexit Day speech
      And when I look at this country’s incredible assets. Our scientists, our engineers, our world-leading universities, our armed forces. When I look at the potential of this country waiting to be unleashed, I know that we can turn this opportunity into a stunning success.
  2. (software) Any component, model, process or framework of value that can be leveraged or reused.
  3. (espionage) An intelligence asset.
  4. (slang, usually in the plural) A woman's breasts or buttocks or a man's genitalia.
    • 2009, Kaitlynn Maguire and Margaret Tingley, Serendipitous Moments of Female Sensuality, p. 27:
      Perhaps it is simply common for wives to want their female friends to see their husband nude – especially if he has nice assets. Honestly, I also wanted to see the dick of Brian and Andrew.
    • 2009, Cheyenne McCray, The First Sin: A Lexi Steele Novel, p. 189:
      “Slave Alexi has nice assets.”
    • 2016, Deanna Chase, Spirits, Rock Stars, and a Midnight Chocolate Bar: Pyper Rayne, Book 2:
      Muse studied Ida May's breasts for a moment, then reached out and grabbed the left one. “Good size. Firm. Yeah, you got some nice assets.”

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DanishEdit

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asset n

  1. singular definite of as

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English asset.

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asset m (invariable)

  1. asset (economic)

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asset

  1. third-person singular present active subjunctive of assō

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asset

  1. definite singular of ass

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