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  1. ace
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  2. noun

    • 1. a playing card with a single spot on it, ranked as the highest card in its suit in most card games:

      the ace of diamonds life had started dealing him aces again
    • 2. a person who excels at a particular sport or other activity:

      a motorcycle ace
    • 3. a pilot who has shot down many enemy aircraft, especially in World War I or World War II.

    • 4. (in tennis and similar games) a service that an opponent is unable to touch and thus wins a point:

      Nadal banged down eight aces in the set
    • 5. a hole in one:

      his hole in one at the 15th was Senior's second ace as a professional

    adjective

    • 1. very good:

      an ace swimmer

    verb

    • 1. (in tennis and similar games) serve an ace against (an opponent).

    • 2. score an ace on (a hole) or with (a shot).

    • 3. get an A or its equivalent in (a test or exam):

      I aced my grammar test
    • 4. outdo someone in a competitive situation:

      the magazine won an award, acing out its rivals it wasn't our intention to ace Phil out of a job
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: ace, plural noun: aces

    • noun

      a person who has no sexual feelings or desires:
    • adjective

      (of a person) having no sexual feelings or desires; asexual:
    • abbreviation

      Army Corps of Engineers.
    • noun

      a playing card with a single spot on it, ranked as the highest card in its suit in most card games:

      a person who excels at a particular sport or other activity:

    • adjective

      very good:
    • verb

      (in tennis and similar games) serve an ace against (an opponent):

      score an ace on (a hole) or with (a shot):

    • noun

      a person who has no sexual feelings or desires:
    • adjective

      (of a person) having no sexual feelings or desires; asexual:
    • very close to
    • use one's best resource
    • use one's best resource
    • very close to
    • a plan or piece of information kept secret until it becomes necessary to use it
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