ace

ace1 [ eıs ] noun count
1. ) in card games, a card with only one symbol and either the highest or lowest value in a SUIT:
the ace of hearts
2. ) in tennis, a very fast SERVE (=first hit of the ball) that your opponent cannot reach with their RACKET
3. ) AMERICAN in golf, an occasion in which a player hits the ball into the hole with one shot
4. ) INFORMAL someone who is very good at doing something:
an ace at solving puzzles
an ace in the hole AMERICAN INFORMAL
a secret or hidden advantage that you can use when you need it
hold/have all the aces
to have a big advantage over other people
within an ace of doing something
almost doing something, or nearly succeeding in doing it
ace
ace 2 [ eıs ] verb transitive AMERICAN
1. ) INFORMAL to get the best grade possible on a test, a piece of written work, etc.:
I'm sure I aced that geography test.
2. ) to hit an ace in tennis or golf
ace
ace 3 [ eıs ] adjective
1. ) only before noun INFORMAL very skillful:
an ace pilot/player/skier
2. ) SPOKEN very good:
Their new song is ace!

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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