ACE

ace, A-one, crack, first-rate, super, tiptop, topnotch, top-notch, tops

(adjective) of the highest quality; “an ace reporter”; “a crack shot”; “a first-rate golfer”; “a super party”; “played top-notch tennis”; “an athlete in tiptop condition”; “she is absolutely tops”

ace

(noun) a serve that the receiver is unable to reach

ace

(noun) one of four playing cards in a deck having a single pip on its face

ace, adept, champion, sensation, maven, mavin, virtuoso, genius, hotshot, star, superstar, whiz, whizz, wizard, wiz

(noun) someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

one, ace, single, unity

(noun) the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number; “he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it”; “they had lunch at one”

ace

(verb) serve an ace against (someone)

ace

(verb) play (a hole) in one stroke

ace

(verb) score an ace against; “He aced his opponents”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology 1

Noun

ace (plural aces)

(card games, dice) A single point or spot on a playing card or die.

Synonym: pip

(card games, dice) A card or die face so marked.

The ball marked with the number 1 in pool and related games.

A very small quantity or degree; a particle; an atom; a jot.

(tennis) A serve won without the opponent hitting the ball.

(sports) A single point won by a stroke, as in handball, rackets, etc.

(US) (baseball) The best pitcher on the team.

(US) (baseball, dated, 19th century) A run.

(US) (golf, disc golf) A hole in one.

An expert at something.

A military aircraft pilot who is credited with shooting down many enemy aircraft, typically five or more.

(US) A perfect score on a school exam.

Any of various hesperiid butterflies.

(physics, obsolete) A quark.

Usage notes

• Used as an exclamation to mean "excellent". But see ace (adjective). Also in plural: aces.

Verb

ace (third-person singular simple present aces, present participle acing, simple past and past participle aced)

(US) To pass (a test, interviews etc.) perfectly.

(tennis) To win a point by an ace.

(golf) To make an ace (hole in one).

Synonyms

• (to pass a test): pass with flying colours

Adjective

ace (comparative more ace, superlative most ace)

(UK, slang) Excellent.

Synonyms: excellent, first-rate, outstanding

Usage notes

• Used as exclamation. Also see ace (noun) above and aces.

Etymology 2

Adjective

ace (comparative more ace, superlative most ace)

(slang) Asexual. (not experiencing sexual attraction)

Synonym: asexy (slang)

Noun

ace (plural aces)

(slang) A person who is asexual.

Anagrams

• AEC, CAE, CEA, Cea, EAC

Proper noun

Ace (plural Aces)

A male given name.

A common nickname suggesting skill, particularly among airplane pilots.

Anagrams

• AEC, CAE, CEA, Cea, EAC

Proper noun

ACE

(US, education) Initialism of American Council on Education.

(astronautics) Initialism of Advanced Composition Explorer, a NASA spacecraft.

Initialism of American Cinema Editors.

Noun

ACE (plural ACEs)

(cinema) A member of American Cinema Editors

(biochemistry, medicine) Initialism of angiotensin converting enzyme.

(military) (NATO) air combat element

(military) (USMC) aviation combat element

analysis and control element

(computing) arbitrary code execution

(computing) access control entry

Anagrams

• AEC, CAE, CEA, Cea, EAC

Source: Wiktionary


Ace, n.; pl. Aces. Etym: [OE. as, F. as, fr. L. as, assis, unity, copper coin, the unit of coinage. Cf. As.]

1. A unit; a single point or spot on a card or die; the card or die so marked; as, the ace of diamonds.

2. Hence: A very small quantity or degree; a particle; an atom; a jot. I 'll not wag an ace further. Dryden. To bate an ace, to make the least abatement. [Obs.] -- Within an ace of, very near; on the point of. W. Irving.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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