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ace

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noun \ˈās\

Definition of ace

  1. 1a :  a die face marked with one spotb :  a playing card marked in its center with one pipc :  a domino end marked with one spot

  2. 2 :  a very small amount or degree :  particle

  3. 3 :  a point scored especially on a service (as in tennis or handball) that an opponent fails to touch

  4. 4 :  a golf score of one stroke on a hole; also :  a hole made in one stroke

  5. 5 :  a combat pilot who has brought down at least five enemy airplanes

  6. 6a :  a person who excels at something a computer aceb :  the best pitcher on a baseball team the ace of the staff

ace in the hole

  1. 1 :  an ace dealt face down to a player (as in stud poker) and not exposed until the showdown

  2. 2 :  an effective and decisive argument or resource held in reserve

within an ace of

  1. :  on the point of :  very near to came within an ace of winning

Examples of ace in a Sentence

  1. She won the match by scoring more than 30 aces.

  2. took a few lessons with a tennis ace to improve his backhand

Origin and Etymology of ace

Middle English as, from Anglo-French, from Latin, unit, a copper coin


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ace

verb

Definition of ace

aced

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acing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to score an ace against (an opponent)

  3. 2 :  to make (a hole in golf) in one stroke

  4. 3 :  to gain a decisive advantage over :  defeat —usually used with out

  5. 4a :  to earn a high grade on (something, such as an examination); especially :  to get an A onb :  to perform extremely well in he aced every subject

Examples of ace in a Sentence

  1. She aced her entrance exams.

  2. He aced his annual physical.

  3. He aced his opponent on the last point of the match.

First Known Use of ace

1923


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ace

adjective

Definition of ace

  1. :  of first or high rank or quality an ace mechanic


Ace

trademark

Definition of Ace

  1. —used for a bandage with elastic properties


ACE

abbreviation

Definition of ACE

  1. American Council on Education



ACE Defined for English Language Learners

ace

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noun

Definition of ace for English Language Learners

  • : a playing card with one large figure in its center that can be the card with either the highest or lowest value

  • : a person who is very skilled at something

  • : a point scored on a serve that an opponent fails to hit in tennis

ace

verb

Definition of ace for English Language Learners

  • : to earn a very high grade on (an examination) : to get a grade of A on (an examination) : to perform very well on (a test or challenge)

  • : to score an ace against (an opponent in tennis)

  • : to score an ace on (a hole in golf)


ACE Defined for Kids

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ace

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noun \ˈās\

Definition of ace for Students

  1. 1 :  a playing card with one figure in its center

  2. 2 :  2expert a flying ace

History for ace

An Old French word referring to the side of a dice with one spot came from a Latin word as, the name of a small coin, perhaps because a throw of “one” in a gambling game was only worth a single as. The English word ace was borrowed from the Old French word. Later, ace was extended in meaning from the side of a dice with one spot to a playing card with a single mark. Other meanings have come from this sense.


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ace

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adjective

Definition of ace for Students

  1. :  of the very best kind an ace reporter


Medical Dictionary

Ace

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trademark \ˈās\

Medical Definition of Ace

  1. —used for a bandage with elastic properties


ACE

abbreviation

Medical Definition of ACE



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