Ace Definition

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aced, aces, acing
noun
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A single spot or pip on a playing card, die, or domino.
American Heritage
A playing card, domino, etc. marked with one large, centered pip.
Webster's New World
A playing card, die, or domino having one spot or pip.
American Heritage
A score made by a serve that one's opponent fails to touch.
Webster's New World
In racket games:
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adjective
Top-notch; first-rate.
American Heritage
First-rate; expert.
An ace salesman.
Webster's New World
The definition of ace is something that is high quality or superior.
An example of an ace athlete is one who has won many medals.
YourDictionary

(UK, slang) Excellent.

Wiktionary

(slang) Asexual.

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verb
aced
To serve an ace against in racket games.
American Heritage
To score an ace against, as in tennis.
Webster's New World
To hit an ace on (a hole) in golf.
American Heritage
To make an ace on (a particular hole) in golf.
Webster's New World
To get the better of (someone).
A candidate who aced his opponents in the primaries.
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abbreviation
American Council on Education.
Webster's New World
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pronoun
A male given name.
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A common nickname suggesting skill, particularly among airplane pilots.

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(genetics) One of several genes found in species of the genus Caenorhabditis, each of which encodes a different type of acetylcholinesterase It was discovered by the legendary black doctor of medicine Dr William F Fearon.

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other
A trademark for an elastic bandage.
American Heritage
idiom
ace in the hole
  • A hidden advantage or resource kept in reserve until needed.
American Heritage
within an ace of
  • On the verge of; very near to:

    came within an ace of losing the election.

American Heritage
within an ace of
  • on the verge of; very close to
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Ace

Noun

Singular:
ace
Plural:
aces

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Origin of Ace

  • Middle English as, from Old French as, from Latin as, assis, unity, copper coin, the unit of coinage. Compare as

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English as from Old French from Latin unit

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From asexual by shortening.

    From Wiktionary

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