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General words for possessions

appurtenance

noun

an object, piece of equipment, etc. that is used for a particular activity or that you have because of a particular situation

real estate

noun

something that someone owns or can make money from, especially online

property

noun

things, especially valuable things, that are owned by someone

stuff

noun

the things that belong to a particular person or activity or in a particular place

things

noun

the objects that belong to a particular person or that are used for a particular purpose

goods

noun

objects that someone owns that can be moved from one place to another

possession

noun

something that you own

asset

noun

something such as money or property that a person or company owns

belongings

noun

the things you own

valuables

noun

small possessions that are worth a lot of money, for example jewellery

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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sandwich woman

a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career

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