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Ace

 (ās)
A trademark for an elastic bandage.

ace

 (ās)
n.
1.
a. A single spot or pip on a playing card, die, or domino.
b. A playing card, die, or domino having one spot or pip.
2. In racket games:
a. A serve that one's opponent fails to hit.
b. A point scored by such a serve.
3. The act of hitting a golf ball in the hole with one's first shot.
4. A military aircraft pilot who has destroyed five or more enemy aircraft.
5. An expert in a given field.
adj.
Top-notch; first-rate.
tr.v. aced, ac·ing, ac·es
1. To serve an ace against in racket games.
2. To hit an ace on (a hole) in golf.
3. Slang To get the better of (someone): a candidate who aced his opponents in the primaries.
4. Slang
a. To receive a grade of A on: She aced the exam.
b. To perform with distinction on: aced the interview.
Idioms:
ace in the hole/up one's sleeve
A hidden advantage or resource kept in reserve until needed.
within an ace of
On the verge of; very near to: came within an ace of losing the election.

[Middle English as, from Old French, from Latin, unit.]

ace

(eɪs)
n
1. (General Sporting Terms) any die, domino, or any of four playing cards with one spot
2. (General Sporting Terms) a single spot or pip on a playing card, die, etc
3. (Tennis) tennis a winning serve that the opponent fails to reach
4. (Golf) golf chiefly US a hole in one
5. (Military) 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.
adj
informal superb; excellent
vb (tr)
11. (Tennis) tennis to serve an ace against
12. (Golf) golf chiefly US to play (a hole) in one stroke
13. US and Canadian to perform extremely well or score very highly in (an examination, etc)
[C13: via Old French from Latin as a unit, perhaps from a Greek variant of heis one]

ACE

(eɪs)
n acronym for
1. (Education) (in Britain) Advisory Centre for Education; a private organization offering advice on schools to parents
2. (Military) Allied Command Europe
3. (Biochemistry) angiotensin-converting enzyme

ace

(eɪs)

n., v. aced, ac•ing,
adj. n.
1. a playing card or a die face bearing a single pip or spot.
2. Also called service ace. (in tennis, badminton, handball, etc.) a point made on a serve that an opponent fails to touch.
3. a fighter pilot who downs a specified number of enemy aircraft in combat.
4. a very skilled person; expert; adept.
5.
a. Also called hole in one. a shot in which a golf ball is driven from the tee into the hole in one stroke.
b. a score of one stroke made on such a shot.
v.t.
6. (in tennis, badminton, handball, etc.) to win a point against (one's opponent) by an ace.
7. to make an ace on (a hole) in golf.
8. Slang. to defeat, supplant, or gain an advantage over by maneuvering (usu. fol. by out).
9. Slang.
a. to receive a grade of A in or on: to ace a test.
b. to complete with great success.
adj.
10. excellent; first-rate; outstanding.
Idioms:
1. ace in the hole,
a. an ace in poker dealt and played facedown.
b. Also, ace up one's sleeve. an advantage held in reserve.
2. within an ace of, very close to: within an ace of winning.
[1250–1300; Middle English as, aas < Old French as < Latin: a unit; compare as2]

ACE

1. American Council on Education.
2. Army Corps of Engineers.

Ace

 a small quantity—Johnson, 1755.

ace


Past participle: aced
Gerund: acing

Imperative
ace
ace
Present
I ace
you ace
he/she/it aces
we ace
you ace
they ace
Preterite
I aced
you aced
he/she/it aced
we aced
you aced
they aced
Present Continuous
I am acing
you are acing
he/she/it is acing
we are acing
you are acing
they are acing
Present Perfect
I have aced
you have aced
he/she/it has aced
we have aced
you have aced
they have aced
Past Continuous
I was acing
you were acing
he/she/it was acing
we were acing
you were acing
they were acing
Past Perfect
I had aced
you had aced
he/she/it had aced
we had aced
you had aced
they had aced
Future
I will ace
you will ace
he/she/it will ace
we will ace
you will ace
they will ace
Future Perfect
I will have aced
you will have aced
he/she/it will have aced
we will have aced
you will have aced
they will have aced
Future Continuous
I will be acing
you will be acing
he/she/it will be acing
we will be acing
you will be acing
they will be acing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been acing
you have been acing
he/she/it has been acing
we have been acing
you have been acing
they have been acing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been acing
you will have been acing
he/she/it will have been acing
we will have been acing
you will have been acing
they will have been acing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been acing
you had been acing
he/she/it had been acing
we had been acing
you had been acing
they had been acing
Conditional
I would ace
you would ace
he/she/it would ace
we would ace
you would ace
they would ace
Past Conditional
I would have aced
you would have aced
he/she/it would have aced
we would have aced
you would have aced
they would have aced

ace

A service winner that the receiver is unable to touch.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ace - the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this numberace - 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"
digit, figure - one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration; "0 and 1 are digits"
monas, monad - a singular metaphysical entity from which material properties are said to derive
singleton - a single object (as distinguished from a pair)
2.ace - one of four playing cards in a deck having a single pip on its faceace - one of four playing cards in a deck having a single pip on its face
ace of clubs - the ace in the club suit
ace of diamonds - the ace in the diamond suit
ace of hearts - the ace in the heart suit
ace of spades - the ace in the spade suit; sometimes taken as a portent of death
playing card - one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games
3.ace - someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any fieldace - someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
expert - a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
track star - a star runner
4.ACE - proteolytic enzyme that converts angiotensin I into angiotensin II
peptidase, protease, proteinase, proteolytic enzyme - any enzyme that catalyzes the splitting of proteins into smaller peptide fractions and amino acids by a process known as proteolysis
5.ACE - a major strategic headquarters of NATO; safeguards an area extending from Norway to Turkey
NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization - an international organization created in 1949 by the North Atlantic Treaty for purposes of collective security
SACEUR, Supreme Allied Commander Europe - commanding officer of ACE; NATO's senior military commander in Europe
headquarters - (plural) a military unit consisting of a commander and the headquarters staff
6.ace - a serve that the receiver is unable to reachace - a serve that the receiver is unable to reach
serve, service - (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play; "his powerful serves won the game"
Verb1.ace - succeed at easilyace - succeed at easily; "She sailed through her exams"; "You will pass with flying colors"; "She nailed her astrophysics course"
make it, pass - go successfully through a test or a selection process; "She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now"
2.ace - score an ace againstace - score an ace against; "He aced his opponents"
rack up, score, tally, hit - gain points in a game; "The home team scored many times"; "He hit a home run"; "He hit .300 in the past season"
3.ace - play (a hole) in one strokeace - play (a hole) in one stroke    
golf, golf game - a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes
play - participate in games or sport; "We played hockey all afternoon"; "play cards"; "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches"
4.ace - serve an ace against (someone)ace - serve an ace against (someone)  
lawn tennis, tennis - a game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court
serve - put the ball into play; "It was Agassi's turn to serve"
Adj.1.ace - of the highest qualityace - 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"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
superior - of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students"

ace

noun
1. (Cards, dice, etc.) one, single point the ace of hearts
2. (Informal) expert, star, champion, authority, winner, professional, master, pro (informal), specialist, genius, guru, buff (informal), wizard (informal), whizz (informal), virtuoso, connoisseur, boffin (Brit. informal), hotshot (informal), past master, dab hand (Brit. informal), maven (U.S.) former motor-racing ace Stirling Moss
adjective
1. (Informal) great, good, brilliant, mean (slang), fine, champion, expert, masterly, wonderful, excellent, cracking (Brit. informal), outstanding, superb, fantastic (informal), tremendous (informal), marvellous (informal), terrific (informal), mega (slang), awesome (slang), dope (slang), admirable, virtuoso, first-rate, brill (informal), the dog's bollocks (taboo slang), bitchin', chillin' (U.S. slang) It's been a while since I've seen a really ace film.
ace in the hole advantage, benefit, edge, asset, blessing, superiority, boon, upper hand, pre-eminence, ace up your sleeve Our superior technology is our ace in the hole.

ace

noun
A person with a high degree of knowledge or skill in a particular field:
Informal: whiz.
Slang: crackerjack.
Chiefly British: dab.
adjectiveverb
Slang. To win a victory over, as in battle or a competition:
Informal: trim, whip.
Slang: lick.
Idioms: carry the day, get the best of, get the better of, go someone one better.
Translations
آص: واحِد فِي وَرَق الشَدَّهضَرْبَة تِنِس لا تُرَدمُتَفَوِّقوَاحِدواحِد فِي النَّرد أو الدُومِينُو
esojednička
esettergeniserveesener
ässä
astrou en unace
as
ász
afburîamaîurás
エース
에이스
asasasėmeistrasneatmušamas padavimastūzas
dūzisliels meistarsservespeciālists
ásace
esomacher
essserveässäss
หนึ่งแต้มในการเล่นไพ่
asdomino taşı veya zarsayıusta
quân át

ace

[eɪs]
A. N
1. (Cards) → as m
to be within an ace ofestar a punto or a dos dedos de
to keep an ace up one's sleeve; have an ace in the hole (US) → guardar un triunfo en la mano, guardarse un as en la manga
to play one's acejugar su triunfo
to hold all the acestener la sartén por el mango
2. (Tennis) → ace m
3. (= pilot, racing driver etc) → as m
he's aces (US) → es fenomenal
B. ADJestupendo, de aúpa
ace playeras m
C. CPD Ace bandage® N (US) → venda f elástica

ace

[ˈeɪs]
n
(CARDS)as m
the ace of hearts → l'as de cœur
the ace of spades → l'as de pique
within an ace of sth (British)à deux doigts de qch, à un cheveu de qch
to come within an ace of doing sth → être à deux doigts de faire qch
to hold all the aces → avoir tous les atouts en main
an ace in the hole → une carte maîtresse
(TENNIS)ace m
to serve an ace → faire un ace
adj (= great) → superAce Bandage® n (US)bande f Velpeau

ace

1
n
(Cards) → As nt; the ace of clubsdas Kreuz-As; to have an ace up one’s sleevenoch einen Trumpf in der Hand haben; he was or came within an ace of winninger hätte um ein Haar gesiegt; to hold all the aces (fig)alle Trümpfe in der Hand halten; to be an ace in the holeeine Trumpfkarte sein
(inf: = expert) → Ass nt (→ at in +dat); tennis aceTennisass nt
(Tennis: = serve) → Ass nt; to serve an aceein Ass servieren
adj attr (= excellent)Star-; ace photographerStarfotograf(in) m(f); he’s an ace striker (Ftbl) → er ist ein Stürmer-Ass

ace

2
vt (US sl: = kill) → umbringen, töten

ace

[eɪs]
1. n (Cards) (fig) (sportsman, driver) → asso
to be within an ace of (Brit) → essere a un pelo da
to keep an ace up one's sleeve → avere un asso nella manica
to serve an ace (Tennis) → effettuare un servizio vincente
2. adj (fam) (excellent) → eccezionale
to be ace at sth → essere bravissimo/a in or a qc
sixty of his ace pilots → sessanta dei suoi piloti migliori

ace

(eis) noun
1. the one in playing-cards. the ace of spades.
2. a person who is expert at anything. He's an ace with a rifle.
3. a serve in tennis in which the ball is not touched by the opposing player.
4. the ``one'' on dominoes or dice.

ace

وَاحِد eso es Ass άσος as ässä as as asso エース 에이스 aas ess as ás туз ess หนึ่งแต้มในการเล่นไพ่ as quân át 艾司
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It was Sir Madok de la Montaine, a burly great fellow whose chief distinc- tion was that he had come within an ace of sending Sir Launcelot down over his horse-tail once.
Lorry, "I may appeal to a gentleman of your years and benevolence, to put it to this other gentleman, so much your junior, whether he can under any circumstances reconcile it to his station to play that Ace of which he has spoken.
Once a great noisy bee was within an ace of waking her, but I caught him with inspired dexterity, and he buzzed around her head no more.
The stranger reeled and came within an ace of falling, but regained his footing right quickly.
Pride, wounded honour, pity and respect tussled together daily in his heart; and now he was within an ace of throwing himself upon his father's mercy, and now of slipping forth at night and coming back no more to Naseby House.
At a distance Albert thought it was a complete suit, for he counted from the ace to the ten.
And he turned up two cards as usual, a king for D'Artagnan and an ace for himself.
I threw up the window at once, but it opened so close to the floor and worked so clumsily that I came within an ace of pitching out, where I should certainly have ruined a rather lop-sided laburnum below.
The oblong white ceiling, with this scarlet blot in the midst, had the appearance of a gigantic ace of hearts.
I had a friend who was once in the French flying-corps, and when Ace let himself out, he certainly flew.
But, happening to meet the half-closed eye, as it twinkled upon him over the turned-up collar of the cape, which was within an ace of poking it out, he felt it such an unlikely part and parcel of anything to be doted on, that he substituted, 'that she don't believe it?
Daylight picked the ace from his hand and tossed it over alongside MacDonald's ace, saying:-