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English adjective: ace

1. ace of the highest quality

SamplesAn 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.

SynonymsA-one, crack, first-rate, super, tiptop, top-notch, topnotch, tops


Domain usagecolloquialism


English noun: ace

1. ace (quantity) the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number

SamplesHe has the one but will need a two and three to go with it.
They had lunch at one.

Synonyms1, I, one, single, unity

Broader (hypernym)digit, figure

Narrower (hyponym)monad, monas, singleton

2. ace (artifact) one of four playing cards in a deck having a single pip on its face

Broader (hypernym)playing card

Narrower (hyponym)ace of clubs, ace of diamonds, ace of hearts, ace of spades

3. ace (person) someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

Synonymsadept, champion, genius, hotshot, maven, mavin, sensation, star, superstar, virtuoso, whiz, whizz, wiz, wizard

Broader (hypernym)expert

Narrower (hyponym)track star

4. ACE (substance) proteolytic enzyme that converts angiotensin I into angiotensin II

Synonymsangiotensin converting enzyme, angiotensin-converting enzyme

Broader (hypernym)peptidase, protease, proteinase, proteolytic enzyme

5. ACE (group) a major strategic headquarters of NATO; safeguards an area extending from Norway to Turkey

SynonymsAllied Command Europe

Broader (hypernym)headquarters

Part meronymNATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Member holonymSACEUR, Supreme Allied Commander Europe

6. ace (act) a serve that the receiver is unable to reach

Broader (hypernym)serve, service

English verb: ace

1. ace (social) succeed at easily

SamplesShe sailed through her exams.
You will pass with flying colors.
She nailed her astrophysics course.

Synonymsbreeze through, nail, pass with flying colors, sail through, sweep through

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)make it, pass

2. ace (competition) score an ace against

SamplesHe aced his opponents.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)hit, rack up, score, tally

3. ace (competition) play (a hole) in one stroke

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)play

Domain categorygolf, golf game

4. ace (competition) serve an ace against (someone)

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)serve

Domain categorylawn tennis, tennis

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