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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


Similarsuperior


Domain usagecolloquialism


Antonymsinferior


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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