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winner, great, champion, expert, virtuoso, master, distinguished, star, pro, wizard, genius, brilliant, excellent, first-rate, outstanding, superb

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accustomed, accustomed to, accutane, accutron, acda, ace, ace bandage, ace in the hole, ace inhibitor, ace it, ace out

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Origin of ace

1250–1300; 1915 for def 4; Middle English as, aas < Old French as < Latin: a unit; cf. as2; sense 4 after French as in World War I; sense 5 < 4

Definition for ace (2 of 2)

ACE


American Council on Education.
Army Corps of Engineers.
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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
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Idioms and Phrases with ace

ace


In addition to the idioms beginning with ace

  • ace in the hole
  • ace it
  • ace out

also see:

  • hold all the aces
  • within an ace of
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