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ACE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ACE mean? 

ACE (noun)
  The noun ACE has 5 senses:

1. the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
2. one of four playing cards in a deck having a single pip on its face
3. someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
4. a major strategic headquarters of NATO; safeguards an area extending from Norway to Turkey
5. a serve that the receiver is unable to reach

  Familiarity information: ACE used as a noun is common.


ACE (adjective)
  The adjective ACE has 1 sense:

1. of the highest quality

  Familiarity information: ACE used as an adjective is very rare.


ACE (verb)
  The verb ACE has 4 senses:

1. succeed at easily
2. score an ace against
3. play (a hole) in one stroke
4. serve an ace against (someone)

  Familiarity information: ACE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ACE (noun)


Sense 1ace [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

1; ace; one; unity; single; I

Context examples:

he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it / they had lunch at one

Hypernyms ("ace" is a kind of...):

digit; figure (one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "ace"):

monad; monas (a singular metaphysical entity from which material properties are said to derive)

singleton (a single object (as distinguished from a pair))


Sense 2ace [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

One of four playing cards in a deck having a single pip on its face

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("ace" is a kind of...):

playing card (one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "ace"):

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)


Sense 3ace [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

virtuoso; whiz; mavin; maven; hotshot; whizz; wiz; adept; wizard; superstar; star; sensation; genius; ace; champion

Hypernyms ("ace" is a kind of...):

expert (a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "ace"):

track star (a star runner)


Sense 4ACE [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A major strategic headquarters of NATO; safeguards an area extending from Norway to Turkey

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

Allied Command Europe; ACE

Hypernyms ("ACE" is a kind of...):

headquarters ((plural) a military unit consisting of a commander and the headquarters staff)

Meronyms (members of "ACE"):

SACEUR; Supreme Allied Commander Europe (commanding officer of ACE; NATO's senior military commander in Europe)

Holonyms ("ACE" is a part of...):

NATO; North Atlantic Treaty Organization (an international organization created in 1949 by the North Atlantic Treaty for purposes of collective security)


Sense 5ace [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A serve that the receiver is unable to reach

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("ace" is a kind of...):

serve; service ((sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play)


ACE (adjective)


Sense 1ace [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of the highest quality

Synonyms:

topnotch; tiptop; super; first-rate; tops; crack; ace; A-one; fantastic

Context examples:

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

Similar:

superior (of high or superior quality or performance)

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)


ACE (verb)


Sense 1ace [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Succeed at easily

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

sweep through; sail through; pass with flying colors; breeze through; ace; nail

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "ace" is one way to...):

make it; pass (go successfully through a test or a selection process)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2ace [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Score an ace against

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Context example:

He aced his opponents

Hypernyms (to "ace" is one way to...):

hit; rack up; score; tally (gain points in a game)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 3ace [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Play (a hole) in one stroke

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Hypernyms (to "ace" is one way to...):

play (participate in games or sport)

Domain category:

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)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4ace [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Serve an ace against (someone)

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Hypernyms (to "ace" is one way to...):

serve (put the ball into play)

Domain category:

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)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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