Definitions for aceeɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

aceeɪs(n.; v.; adj.)aced, ac•ing

  1. (n.)a playing card or a die face bearing a single pip or spot.

    Category: Games

  2. (in tennis, badminton, handball, etc.) a point made on a serve that an opponent fails to touch.

    Category: Sport

    Ref: Also called service ace.

  3. a fighter pilot who downs a specified number of enemy aircraft in combat.

    Category: Military

  4. a very skilled person; expert; adept.

  5. a shot in which a golf ball is driven from the tee into the hole in one stroke. a score of one stroke made on such a shot.

    Category: Sport

    Ref: Also called hole in one.

  6. (v.t.)(in tennis, badminton, handball, etc.) to win a point against (one's opponent) by an ace.

    Category: Sport

  7. to make an ace on (a hole) in golf.

    Category: Sport

  8. Slang. to defeat, supplant, or gain an advantage over by maneuvering (usu. fol. by out).

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  9. Slang. to receive a grade of A in or on: to complete with great success.

    to ace a test.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  10. (adj.)excellent; first-rate; outstanding.

Idioms for ace:

  1. ace in the hole, an ace in poker dealt and played facedown. Also, ace up one's sleeve. an advantage held in reserve.

    Category: Idiom, Games

  2. within an ace of, very close to:

    within an ace of winning.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of ace:

1250–1300; ME as, aas < OF as < L: a unit; cf. as2


  1. American Council on Education.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Titles, Associations, Organizations

  2. Army Corps of Engineers.

    Category: Titles, Associations, Organizations

Princeton's WordNet

  1. one, 1, I, 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"

  2. ace(noun)

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

  3. ace, adept, champion, sensation, maven, mavin, virtuoso, genius, hotshot, star, superstar, whiz, whizz, wizard, wiz(noun)

    someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

  4. angiotensin converting enzyme, angiotensin-converting enzyme, ACE(noun)

    proteolytic enzyme that converts angiotensin I into angiotensin II

  5. Allied Command Europe, ACE(noun)

    a major strategic headquarters of NATO; safeguards an area extending from Norway to Turkey

  6. ace(adj)

    a serve that the receiver is unable to reach

  7. ace, A-one, crack, first-rate, super, tiptop, topnotch, top-notch, tops(p)(verb)

    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"

  8. breeze through, ace, pass with flying colors, sweep through, sail through, nail(verb)

    succeed at easily

    "She sailed through her exams"; "You will pass with flying colors"; "She nailed her astrophysics course"

  9. ace(verb)

    score an ace against

    "He aced his opponents"

  10. ace(verb)

    play (a hole) in one stroke

  11. ace(verb)

    serve an ace against (someone)

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. ace(noun)ɪs

    a playing card with a single symbol

    the ace of clubs


  1. ace(Noun)

    A single point or spot on a playing card or die.

  2. ace(Noun)

    A card or die face so marked.

    I have the ace of diamonds.

  3. ace(Noun)

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

  4. ace(Noun)

    A serve won without the opponent hitting the ball.

  5. ace(Noun)

    The best pitcher on the team.

  6. ace(Noun)

    A run.

  7. ace(Noun)

    A hole in one.

  8. ace(Noun)

    An expert at something.

  9. ace(Noun)

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

  10. ace(Verb)

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

  11. ace(Verb)

    To win a point by an ace.

  12. ace(Verb)

    To make an ace (hole in one).

  13. ace(Noun)

    A perfect score on a school exam.

  14. ace(Adjective)


  15. Ace(ProperNoun)

    A male given name.

  16. Ace(ProperNoun)

    A common nickname suggesting skill, particularly among airplane pilots.

  17. Origin: as, from as, from as, assis, unity, copper coin, the unit of coinage. Compare as

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ace(noun)

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

  2. Ace(noun)

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


  1. Ace

    An ace is a playing card. In the standard French deck, an ace has a single suit symbol located in the middle of the card, sometimes large and decorated, especially in the case of the Ace of Spades. This embellishment on the Ace of Spades started when King James VI of Scotland and I of England required an insignia of the printing house to be printed on the Ace of Spades. This insignia was necessary for identifying the printing house and stamping it as having paid the new tax. Although this requirement was abolished in 1960, the tradition has been kept by many card makers. The word "ace" comes from the Old French word 'as' meaning 'a unit', from the name of a small Roman coin. It originally meant the side of dice with only one mark, before it was a term for a playing card. Since this was the lowest roll of the die, it traditionally meant 'bad luck' in Middle English, but as the ace is often the highest playing card, its meaning has since changed to mean 'high-quality, excellence'. This connotation has seen the word applied to an unreachable tennis serve, a successful fighter pilot and more generally as a person proficient in their field, especially a sporting field.


  1. ACE

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ace' in Nouns Frequency: #2589

Anagrams of ace

  1. CEA

  2. AEC

Translations for ace

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the one in playing-cards

the ace of spades.

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