Dictionary.com
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Idioms about ace

Origin of ace

1
First recorded in 1250–1300, in 1795–1800 for def. 5; from Middle English as, aas, ais, from Old French as, from Latin ass- (stem of as ) “a copper coin (originally weighing one pound), unit (of money, weight)”; sense 4 was taken directly from French as in World War I, and sense 5 developed from sense 4; see origin at as2

Other definitions for ace (2 of 3)

ace2
[ eys ]
/ eɪs /
Slang.

noun
a person who experiences little or no sexual attraction to other people; asexual: She's an ace, but she's had a couple of romantic relationships.
adjective
experiencing little or no sexual attraction to other people: As someone who identifies as ace, this article gave me much food for thought.

Origin of ace

2
First recorded in 2005–10; shortening of asexual

Other definitions for ace (3 of 3)

ACE

abbreviation
American Council on Education.
Army Corps of Engineers.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use ace in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for ace (1 of 2)

ace
/ (eɪs) /

noun
adjective
informal superb; excellent
verb (tr)

Word Origin for ace

C13: via Old French from Latin as a unit, perhaps from a Greek variant of heis one

British Dictionary definitions for ace (2 of 2)

ACE
/ (eɪs) /

n acronym for
(in Britain) Advisory Centre for Education; a private organization offering advice on schools to parents
Allied Command Europe
angiotensin-converting enzymeSee ACE inhibitor
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with ace

ace

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
FEEDBACK