4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

ace \ace\ adjective

1. of the highest quality an ace reporter

Syn: A-one, first-class, first-rate, super, tip-top, topnotch(predicate) [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

ace \ace\ v. to get a grade of "A"; as, to ace an exam. [Colloq.] [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Ace \Ace\ ([=a]s), noun; pl. {Aces} ([=a]"s[e^]z). [OE. as, F. as, fr. L. as, assis, unity, copper coin, the unit of coinage. Cf. {As}.]

1. A unit; a single point or spot on a card or die; the card or die so marked; as, the ace of diamonds.

2. Hence: A very small quantity or degree; a particle; an atom; a jot.

I 'll not wag an ace further. --Dryden.

3. (Sport) A single point won by a stroke, as in handball, rackets, etc.; in tennis, frequently, a point won by a service stroke. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{To bate an ace}, to make the least abatement. [Obs.]

{Within an ace of}, very near; on the point of. --W. Irving.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: 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" [syn: {ace}, {A-one}, {crack}, {first-rate}, {super}, {tiptop}, {topnotch}, {top-notch}, {tops(p)}]


1: 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" [syn: {one}, {1}, {I}, {ace}, {single}, {unity}]

2: one of four playing cards in a deck having a single pip on its face

3: someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field [syn: {ace}, {adept}, {champion}, {sensation}, {maven}, {mavin}, {virtuoso}, {genius}, {hotshot}, {star}, {superstar}, {whiz}, {whizz}, {wizard}, {wiz}]

4: proteolytic enzyme that converts angiotensin I into angiotensin II [syn: {angiotensin converting enzyme}, {angiotensin-converting enzyme}, {ACE}]

5: a major strategic headquarters of NATO; safeguards an area extending from Norway to Turkey [syn: {Allied Command Europe}, {ACE}]

6: a serve that the receiver is unable to reach


1: succeed at easily; "She sailed through her exams"; "You will pass with flying colors"; "She nailed her astrophysics course" [syn: {breeze through}, {ace}, {pass with flying colors}, {sweep through}, {sail through}, {nail}]

2: score an ace against; "He aced his opponents"

3: play (a hole) in one stroke

4: serve an ace against (someone)

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