Noun Ace Definition and Examples





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. verb (used with object), aced, acing. 1

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. adjective 1

6. excellent; first-rate; outstanding. Verb phrases 1

7. ace it, Slang. to accomplish something with complete success: a champion who could ace it every time. Idioms 1

8. ace up one's sleeve, an important, effective, or decisive argument, resource, or advantage kept in reserve until needed. 1

9. be 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.


"There can be ace vows."
"There can be ace traders."
"There can be ace sets."
"There can be ace pauls."
"There can be ace lookings."
"There can be ace developments."
"aces can be in games."
"aces can be up sleeves."
"aces can be in matches."
"diamonds can have aces."
"spades can have aces."
"aces can be in packs."
"clubs can have aces."
"aces can be in holes."
"aces can be to people/places/organizations."
"aces can be on points."
"matches can have aces."
"bases can have aces."
"aces can be in sets."
"aces can be past people."

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