Definitions for: Ace

[n] a serve that the receiver is unable to reach
[n] one of four playing cards in a deck having a single pip on its face
[n] someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
[n] 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"
[adj] (informal) 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"
[v] serve an ace against (someone), in tennis
[v] play in one stroke; of holes, in golf
[v] score an ace against; "He aced his opponents"
[v] succeed at easily; "She sailed through her exams"; "You will pass with flying colors"; "She nailed her astrophysics course"

Webster (1913) Definition: Ace, n.; pl. Aces. [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.

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

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

Ace, n.
A single point won by a stroke, as in handball, rackets,
etc.; in tennis, frequently, a point won by a service stroke.

Synonyms: 1, adept, A-one, breeze through, crack, first-rate, genius, hotshot, I, maven, nail, one, pass with flying colors, sail through, sensation, single, star, super, superior, sweep through, tiptop, topnotch, tops(p), unity, virtuoso, whiz, whizz, wiz, wizard

See Also: ace of clubs, ace of diamonds, ace of hearts, ace of spades, digit, expert, figure, hit, make it, monad, monas, pass, play, playing card, rack up, score, serve, serve, service, singleton, tally, track star

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