from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A single spot or pip on a playing card, die, or domino.
- noun A playing card, die, or domino having one spot or pip.
- noun In racket games.
- noun A serve that one's opponent fails to hit.
- noun A point scored by such a serve.
- noun The act of hitting a golf ball in the hole with one's first shot.
- noun A military aircraft pilot who has destroyed five or more enemy aircraft.
- noun An expert in a given field.
- adjective Top-notch; first-rate.
- transitive verb To serve an ace against in racket games.
- transitive verb To hit an ace on (a hole) in golf.
- transitive verb Slang To get the better of (someone).
- transitive verb To receive a grade of A on.
- transitive verb To perform with distinction on.
- idiom (ace in the hole/up one's sleeve) A hidden advantage or resource kept in reserve until needed.
- idiom (within an ace of) On the verge of; very near to.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun 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.
- noun A unit; specifically, a single pip on a card or die, or a card or die marked with a single pip.
- noun A very small quantity; a particle; an atom; a trifle: as, the creditor will not abate an ace of his demand.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective of the highest quality.
- verb colloq. to get a grade of "A".
- noun A unit; a single point or spot on a card or die; the card or die so marked.
- noun Hence: A very small quantity or degree; a particle; an atom; a jot.
- noun (Sport) A single point won by a stroke, as in handball, rackets, etc.; in tennis, frequently, a point won by a service stroke.
- noun to make the least abatement. [Obs.]
- noun very near; on the point of.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A single point or spot on a
playing cardor die.
- noun A card or die
- noun A very small quantity or degree; a particle; an atom; a
- noun tennis A
servewon without the opponent hitting the ball.
- noun baseball The best
pitcheron the team.
- noun baseball, dated, 19th century A
- noun golf A
hole in one.
- noun An
- noun A military aircraft
pilotwho is credited with shooting down five or more enemy aircraft.
- noun A perfect
scoreon a school exam.
- verb To
pass(a test, interviews etc.) perfectly.
- verb tennis To win a point by an ace.
- verb golf To make an ace (
hole in one).
- adjective UK, slang
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective of the highest quality
- verb succeed at easily
- verb score an ace against
- verb play (a hole) in one stroke
- verb serve an ace against (someone)
- noun the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
- noun one of four playing cards in a deck having a single pip on its face
- noun a major strategic headquarters of NATO; safeguards an area extending from Norway to Turkey
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
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