see also: ASSET
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈæsɪt/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈæsɛt/, /ˈæsət/

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, vulgar, usually, in the plural) The private parts; 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.”
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Proper noun
  1. Initialism of Association of Supervisory Staffs, Executives and Technicians

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