American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A single spot or pip on a playing card, die, or domino.
- n. A playing card, die, or domino having one spot or pip.
- n. In racket games:
- n. A serve that one's opponent fails to hit.
- n. A point scored by such a serve.
- n. The act of hitting a golf ball in the hole with one's first shot.
- n. A military aircraft pilot who has destroyed five or more enemy aircraft.
- n. An expert in a given field.
- adj. Top-notch; first-rate.
- v. To serve an ace against in racket games.
- v. To hit an ace on (a hole) in golf.
- v. Slang To get the better of (someone): a candidate who aced his opponents in the primaries.
- v. Slang To receive a grade of A on: She aced the exam.
- v. Slang To perform with distinction on: aced the interview.
- idiom. in the hole A hidden advantage or resource kept in reserve until needed.
- idiom. within an ace of On the verge of; very near to: came within an ace of losing the election.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A unit; specifically, a single pip on a card or die, or a card or die marked with a single pip.
- n. A very small quantity; a particle; an atom; a trifle: as, the creditor will not abate an ace of his demand.
- n. A noun-suffix occurring in populace, pinnace, etc. (which see). It is not used as an English formative. In menace, grimace, and other words, the suffix is of different origin.
- n. A single point or spot on a playing card or die.
- n. A card or die face so marked.
- n. A very small quantity or degree; a particle; an atom; a jot.
- n. tennis A serve won without the opponent hitting the ball.
- n. baseball The best pitcher on the team.
- n. baseball, dated, 19th century A run.
- n. golf A hole in one.
- n. An expert at something.
- n. A military aircraft pilot who is credited with shooting down five or more enemy aircraft.
- n. A perfect score on a school exam.
- v. To pass (a test, interviews etc.) perfectly.
- v. tennis To win a point by an ace.
- v. golf To make an ace (hole in one).
- adj. UK, slang Excellent.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A unit; a single point or spot on a card or die; the card or die so marked.
- n. Hence: A very small quantity or degree; a particle; an atom; a jot.
- n. (Sport) A single point won by a stroke, as in handball, rackets, etc.; in tennis, frequently, a point won by a service stroke.
- adj. of the highest quality.
- v. colloq. to get a grade of "A".
- adj. of the highest quality
- v. succeed at easily
- v. score an ace against
- v. play (a hole) in one stroke
- v. serve an ace against (someone)
- n. the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
- n. one of four playing cards in a deck having a single pip on its face
- n. a major strategic headquarters of NATO; safeguards an area extending from Norway to Turkey
- n. a serve that the receiver is unable to reach
- n. proteolytic enzyme that converts angiotensin I into angiotensin II
- n. someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
- Middle English as, from Old French as, from Latin as, assis, unity, copper coin, the unit of coinage. Compare as (Wiktionary)
- Middle English as, from Old French, from Latin, unit. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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