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Definitions for ACE
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one, 1, I, ace, single, unitynoun
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"
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, wiznoun
someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
angiotensin converting enzyme, angiotensin-converting enzyme, ACEnoun
proteolytic enzyme that converts angiotensin I into angiotensin II
Allied Command Europe, ACEnoun
a major strategic headquarters of NATO; safeguards an area extending from Norway to Turkey
a serve that the receiver is unable to reach
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"
breeze through, ace, pass with flying colors, sweep through, sail through, nailverb
succeed at easily
"She sailed through her exams"; "You will pass with flying colors"; "She nailed her astrophysics course"
score an ace against
"He aced his opponents"
play (a hole) in one stroke
serve an ace against (someone)
A single point or spot on a playing card or die.
A card or die face so marked.
I have the ace of diamonds.
A very small quantity or degree; a particle; an atom; a jot.
A serve won without the opponent hitting the ball.
The best pitcher on the team.
A hole in one.
An expert at something.
A military aircraft pilot who is credited with shooting down five or more enemy aircraft.
To pass (a test, interviews etc.) perfectly.
To win a point by an ace.
To make an ace (hole in one).
A perfect score on a school exam.
A male given name.
A common nickname suggesting skill, particularly among airplane pilots.
Etymology: as, from as, from as, assis, unity, copper coin, the unit of coinage. Compare as
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: As not only signified a piece of money, but any integer, from whence is derived the word ace, or unit. Thus As signified the whole inheritance. John Arbuthnot on Coins.
When lots are shuffled together in a lap, urn, or pitcher; or if a man blindfold casts a die, what reason in the world can he have to presume, that he shall draw a white stone rather than a black, or throw an ace rather than a sise. Robert South, Sermons.
He will not bate an ace of absolute certainty; but however doubtful or improbable the thing is, coming from him it must go for an indisputable truth. Government of the Tongue, § 11.
I’ll not wag an ace farther: the whole world shall not bribe me to it. John Dryden, Spanish Friar.
a unit; a single point or spot on a card or die; the card or die so marked; as, the ace of diamonds
hence: A very small quantity or degree; a particle; an atom; a jot
Etymology: [OE. as, F. as, fr. L. as, assis, unity, copper coin, the unit of coinage. Cf. As.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ās, n. the one at dice, also at cards, dominoes, &c.: a single point, an atom. [Fr.—L. as, unity—as, Tarentine Doric form of Gr. heis, one.]
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Ace is ranked #21707 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Ace surname appeared 1,199 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Ace.
83.9% or 1,007 total occurrences were White.
8% or 96 total occurrences were Black.
5% or 61 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.4% or 17 total occurrences were Asian.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'ACE' in Nouns Frequency: #2589
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The numerical value of ACE in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of ACE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of ACE in a Sentence
Ace When you love someone, you've gotta trust them. There's no other way. You've got to give them the key to everything that's yours. Otherwise, what's the point And, for a while, I believed that's the kind of love I had.
That was a special performance, he was awesome. That was like ace-worthy, like super-ace worthy, right ? Especially at this point in the year, you need a big game against a team that’s really talented, chasing the playoffs as well, and to do something like that is special.
There's a very high chance Iskanders will be deployed in Kaliningrad, but the Iskanders are our ace card in the standoff over missile defense and NATO's activity around our borders. We need to use it cleverly. There's a big game going on and we don't want to throw it away at the start. We'll play it when Russia needs it most politically.
We've suspended several searches recently for folks who've gone missing in the water without locating them, and it does not get easier, ace Cool.
He played the king as if afraid someone else would play the ace.
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Translations for ACE
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- ذرة, آسArabic
- едно, туз, асо, единица, асBulgarian
- as, punt directeCatalan, Valencian
- Ass, AsGerman
- [[pitcher]] [[experto]], [[lanzador]] [[experto]], es, as, aceSpanish
- ässä, piste, kymppi, tippa, huippu, rahtu, läpisyöttö, merkki, hävittäjä-ässä, hitunenFinnish
- ace, as, chouïa, iotaFrench
- aasWestern Frisian
- aonScottish Gaelic
- ász, egyHungarian
- դզող, թույնArmenian
- kartu asIndonesian
- ÄssLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- asė, asasLithuanian
- puik, aasDutch
- áásNavajo, Navaho
- ace, ásPortuguese
- as, iotăRomanian
- туз, ас, единица, эйс, йотаRussian
- ess, äss, etta, serveässSwedish
- át chủVietnamese
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