- Also called service ace. a placement made on a service.
- any placement.
- a serve that the opponent fails to touch.
- the point thus scored.
- Also called hole in one. a shot in which the ball is driven from the tee into the hole in one stroke: He hit a 225-yard ace on the first hole.
- a score of one stroke made on such a shot: to card an ace.
verb (used with object), aced, ac·ing.
- to receive a grade of A, as on a test or in a course (sometimes followed by out).
- to complete easily and successfully: He aced every physical fitness test they gave him.
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Examples from the Web for ace
An ace comedic turn that, in lesser hands, would come off as one-note.Oscars 2015: The Daily Beast’s Picks, From Scarlett Johansson to ‘Boyhood’|Marlow Stern|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
My grandfather lived fast and large—he liked his liquor and his tobacco, and he was also an ace gambler.
Time and time again, we see women being asked to ace some arbitrary test in order to be deemed model victims.Why We're So Hard on Janay Rice and Celebrity Survivors of Abuse|Amy Zimmerman|September 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He is getting ready to watch Jack Morris, the Tigers ace, go for win number nineteen against the Toronto Blue Jays.
She had been seeking not only access to the presentation materials, but also a list of ACE members who attended the webinar.Colleges Lawyer Up Before Claire McCaskill Rape Inquiry|Emily Shire|June 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She had been within an ace of saying she had explained matters to Mr. Danver.Antony Gray,--Gardener|Leslie Moore
The same hand, except that the Clubs are Ace, King, and two small.Auction of To-day|Milton C. Work
The thought of Ace's bandages, and the vision of wounds under them filled me with remorse--but I was boss!Vandemark's Folly|Herbert Quick
Your opponent is kept in the dark until the last moment, when the ace has probably been won.Lawn Tennis for Ladies|Mrs. Lambert Chambers
We've trumped your ace, as you say, and we mean to take advantage of it.
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Idioms and Phrases with ace
In addition to the idioms beginning with ace
- ace in the hole
- ace it
- ace out
- hold all the aces
- within an ace of