- Also called serv·ice 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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Example sentences from the Web for ace
Thorne also worked closely with Double Negative, the visual-effects aces who worked on Interstellar.Meet Kip Thorne, the Man Who Crafted the Artful Science of ‘Interstellar’|Asawin Suebsaeng|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Jones, it should be said, is also aces as the unfulfilled housewife (a role she plays very convincingly on Mad Men).Ethan Hawke's 'Good Kill': A Searing Indictment of America's Drone Warfare Obsession|Marlow Stern|September 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There are no winning hands, just a grim deck full of aces of spades.War Is the New Peace: American Vets Reflect on Syria|John Kael Weston|September 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Well, one of a couple aces in the hole, including the electoral map, which I write about below, in case you missed it.
He aces it, of course, and the commentator asks, “Was that a secret message?”Fainting, Confusion, Screams: The 9 Best Spelling Bee Stumpers (VIDEO)|Anna Klassen|May 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
"Still, I seem to be holding four aces now," Moran grinned back at him.Hidden Gold|Wilder Anthony
He regarded his fate as does a card-player who day after day holds sixes and sevens when other men have the aces and kings.The Prime Minister|Anthony Trollope
It had fallen to Evelyn to provide her with a no-trump hand containing four aces, and she was disposed to be gracious.The Angel of Pain|E. F. Benson
When, later in the evening, he played bridge as the daughter's partner, he had a rush of hearts and aces to the hand.Bizarre|Lawton Mackall
The greater part of the captains did little; a few "aces" compiled huge lists of sunken tonnage to their credit (or otherwise).The Story of Our Submarines|John Graham Bower
British Dictionary definitions for ace (1 of 2)
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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