What does ace mean?

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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)


  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

  3. Origin: [OE. as, F. as, fr. L. as, assis, unity, copper coin, the unit of coinage. Cf. As.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ace

    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.]


  1. ACE

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ace in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ace in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Steve Walker:

    ACE Train's No. 1 priority is passenger safety.

  2. Julius Rosenwald:

    Ace is the place with the helpful hardware folks.

  3. John Mason Brown:

    He played the king as if afraid someone else would play the ace.

  4. RVM:

    Even with all the Lace, you can't be an Ace without God's grace.-RVM

  5. RVM:

    Even with all the Lace, you can't be an Ace without God's grace.

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