Verb ace Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


ace (third-person singular simple present aces, present participle acing, simple past and past participle aced)

  1. (US) To pass (a test, interviews etc.) perfectly.
  2. (tennis) To win a point by an ace.
  3. (golf) To make an ace (hole in one).
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1.a playing card or die marked with or having the value indicated by a single spot, He dealt me four aces in the first hand.

2.a single spot or mark on a playing card or die.

3. Also called service ace. a placement made on a service. any placement. a serve that the opponent fails to touch. the point thus scored.

4.a fighter pilot credited with destroying a prescribed number or more of enemy aircraft, usually five, in combat.

5.a very skilled person; expert; adept, an ace at tap dancing.

6.Slang. a one-dollar bill.

7.Slang. a close friend.

8.Golf. Also called hole in one. a shot in which the ball is driven from the tee into the hole in one stroke, He hit a 225-yard ace on the first hole.a score of one stroke made on such a shot, to card an ace.

9.Slang. a barbiturate or amphetamine capsule or pill.

10.a very small quantity, amount, or degree; a particle, not worth an ace.1
1.Slang. a grade of A; the highest grade or score.

2.(in tennis, badminton, handball, etc.) to win a point against (one's opponent) by an ace. 1

3.Golf. to make an ace on (a hole). 1

4.Slang. to cheat, defraud, or take advantage of (often followed by out), to be aced out of one's inheritance; a friend who aced me out of a good job.1

5.Slang. to receive a grade of A, as on a test or in a course (sometimes followed by out). to complete easily and successfully, He aced every physical fitness test they gave him.

6.excellent; first-rate; outstanding.

7.ace it, Slang. to accomplish something with complete success, a champion who could ace it every time.

8.ace up one's sleeve, an important, effective, or decisive argument, resource, or advantage kept in reserve until needed. 1 aces with, Slang. to be highly regarded by, The boss says you're aces with him.

20.easy aces, Auction Bridge. aces equally divided between opponents. 2
1.within an ace of, within a narrow margin of; close to, He came within an ace of winning.

1.American Council on Education.

2.Army Corps of Engineers.

1. any die, domino, or any of four playing cards with one spot

2. a single spot or pip on a playing card, die, etc

3. (tennis) a winning serve that the opponent fails to reach

4. (golf, mainly US) a hole in one

5. a fighter pilot accredited with destroying several enemy aircraft

6. (informal) an expert or highly skilled person, an ace at driving

7. an ace up one's sleeve, an ace in the hole, a hidden and powerful advantage

8. hold all the aces, to have all the advantages or power

9. play one's ace, to use one's best weapon or resource

10. within an ace of, almost to the point of, he came within an ace of winning adjective 1
1. (informal) superb; excellent verb (transitive) 1

2. (tennis) to serve an ace against1

3. (golf, mainly US) to play (a hole) in one stroke1

4. (US & Canadian) to perform extremely well or score very highly in (an examination, etc) Word OriginC13, via Old French from Latin as a unit, perhaps from a Greek variant of heis one ACE /eɪs/ noun acronym
1. (in Britain) Advisory Centre for Education; a private organization offering advice on schools to parents

2. Allied Command Europe

3. angiotensin-converting enzyme See ACE inhibitor Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
c.1300, "one at dice," from Old French as "one at dice," from Latin as "a unit, one, a whole, unity;" also the name of a small Roman coin ("originally one pound of copper; reduced by depreciation to half an ounce" [Lewis]), perhaps originally Etruscan and related to Greek eis "one" (from PIE *sem- "one, as one"), or directly from the Greek word.In English, it meant the side of the die with only one mark before it meant the playing card with one pip (1530s). Because this was the lowest roll at dice, ace was used metaphorically in Middle English for "bad luck" or "something of no value;" but as the ace is often the highest playing card, the extended senses based on "excellence, good quality" arose 18c. as card-playing became popular. Ace in the hole in the figurative sense of "concealed advantage" is attested from 1904, from crooked stud poker deals.Meaning "outstanding pilot" dates from 1917 (technically, in World War I aviators' jargon, one who has brought down 10 enemy planes, though originally in reference to 5 shot down), from French l'ace (1915), which, according to Bruce Robertson (ed.) "Air Aces of the 1914-1918 War" was used in prewar French sporting publications for "top of the deck" boxers, cyclists, etc. Sports meaning of "point scored" (1819) led to that of "unreturnable serve" (1889).
"to score" (in sports), 1923, from ace (n.). This led in turn to the extended student slang sense of "get high marks" (1959). Related, Aced; acing.

1. access control entry

2. American Council on Education

3. angiotensin-converting enzyme

4. Army Corps of Engineering The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third EditionCopyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Cite This Source
ace in the hole ace it ace out also see, hold all the aces within an ace of The American Heritage® Idioms DictionaryCopyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. Cite This Source


"Sit still and I'll go get an ace bandage," he barked.

Finding another Dawkins in one of Ouray's dozen or two lodging places shouldn't be much trouble for an ace detective-almost sheriff.

"Vote for David Dean, ace detective," Weller said with a grin as he pulled himself from the chair.

Bonif ace tried to induce King Charles to break the treaty, but the latter was only too anxious for peace, and finally in May 1303 the pope ratified it, Frederick agreeing to pay him a tribute.

Bonif ace died in 1052, and in the following year the margraviate passed to his daughter, the famous The countess Matilda, who ruled for forty years and played a prominent part in the history of Italy in that period.

Much later than this, however, it was still an article of everyday clerical dress, and as such was prescribed by the German council convened by Carloman and presided over by St Bonif ace in 742.

And Archbishop Bonif ace unsuccessfully endeavoured to secure for him the see of Ely in 5256.

The first indication of settlement at Crediton (Credington, Cryditon, Kirton) is the tradition that Winfrith or Bonif ace was born there in 680.

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