Definitions of ace

  1. ( 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"
  2. succeed at easily; " She sailed through her exams"; " You will pass with flying colors"; " She nailed her astrophysics course"
  3. a serve that the receiver is unable to reach
  4. one of four playing cards in a deck having a single pip on its face
  5. someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
  6. 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"
  7. serve an ace against ( someone), in tennis
  8. play in one stroke; of holes, in golf
  9. score an ace against; " He aced his opponents"
  10. a major strategic headquarters of NATO; safeguards an are extending from Norway to Turkey
  11. serve an ace against ( someone)
  12. play ( a hole) in one stroke
  13. 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"
  14. A unit; a single point or spot on a card or die; the card or die so marked; as, the ace of diamonds.
  15. Hence: A very small quantity or degree; a particle; an atom; a jot.
  16. A single point won by a stroke, as in handball, rackets, etc.; in tennis, frequently, a point won by a service stroke.
  17. A unit; a card or die marked with a single spot; a very small quantity; an aviator who has brought down at least five enemy airplanes.
  18. The one of cards and dice.
  19. A single spot on a card or die; a unit; particle.
  20. A military airman who has destroyed five enemies.
  21. A unit; the one of cards or dice; a particle; a trifle.
  22. A unit; a trifle; a mark on a card.

Usage examples for ace

  1. And ace of hearts!" – The New Book Of Martyrs by Georges Duhamel
  2. He had been within an ace of heat apoplexy more than once, and his nerves were stretched almost to breaking- point. – The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories by Ethel M. Dell
  3. Mrs. Bindle uttered her challenge with the air of one who plays the ace of trumps. – Adventures of Bindle by Herbert George Jenkins
  4. " Three, seven, ace," soon drove out of Hermann's mind the thought of the dead Countess. – Best Russian Short Stories by Various
  5. And the master himself had perhaps been sitting inside the inner room, almost within an ace of feeling called upon to come out and inquire what was the row. – Hunger by Knut Hamsun
  6. Right: but where be King and Ace? – The Splendid Spur by Arthur T. Quiller Couch
  7. For example, the Ace and King of a suit are led. – Auction of To-day by Milton C. Work
  8. When he got to Rosas the place was within an ace of surrender. –  by
  9. I was within an ace of calling for help. – Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  10. " I was within an ace of it," retorted Bixiou, " but you with your profanity have brought me to the climax." – The Firm of Nucingen by Honore de Balzac
  11. Well, anyway I turned up the Ace. – The Dark Forest by Hugh Walpole
  12. His last throw gave him another ace and a five. – Mortmain by Arthur Cheny Train
  13. When Paris was within an ace of being sacked? – The Woman of Mystery by Maurice Leblanc
  14. Barbee gave himself an ace. – The Desert Valley by Jackson Gregory
  15. Ace turned the laugh on him. – Unexplored! by Allen Chaffee
  16. " All right," said Ace. – Unexplored! by Allen Chaffee
  17. Before his apprenticeship was out- at the ace of twenty- one- he paid over to his master the whole wealth which he was able to muster- a sum of 50l. – Self Help by Samuel Smiles
  18. " You are so good at card tricks that you should be able to get an ace when you want it. – Jeanne of the Marshes by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  19. In the present case the intervention was to be made by the elements, and even then the energy and wit of the capable soldier who was in command brought the brigade within an ace of a success which would have made all concerned famous in the history of this war. – On the Heels of De Wet by The Intelligence Officer
  20. " I play my Ace, Mr. Barsad," said Carton, taking the answer on himself, and looking at his watch, " without any scruple, in a very few minutes." – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens