Hypertext Webster Gateway: "ace"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Ace \Ace\, n.; pl. {Aces}. [OE. as, F. as, fr. L. as, assis,
unity, copper coin, the unit of coinage. Cf. {As}.]
1. A unit; a single point or spot on a card or die; the card
or die so marked; as, the ace of diamonds.

2. Hence: A very small quantity or degree; a particle; an
atom; a jot.

I 'll not wag an ace further. --Dryden.

{To bate an ace}, to make the least abatement. [Obs.]

{Within an ace of}, very near; on the point of. --W. Irving.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Ace \Ace\, n.
A single point won by a stroke, as in handball, rackets,
etc.; in tennis, frequently, a point won by a service stroke.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj : (informal) of the highest quality; "an ace reporter"; "a
crack shot"; "a first-rate golfer"; "a super party";
"played top-notch tennis"; "an athlete in tiptop
condition"; "she is absolutely tops" [syn: {A-one}, {crack},
{first-rate}, {super}, {tiptop}, {topnotch}, {tops(p)}]
n 1: the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this
number; "he has the one but will need a two and three to
go with it"; "they had lunch at one" [syn: {one}, {1}, {I},
{single}, {unity}]
2: one of four playing cards in a deck having a single pip on
its face
3: someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field [syn: {adept},
{sensation}, {maven}, {virtuoso}, {genius}, {hotshot}, {star},
{whiz}, {whizz}, {wizard}, {wiz}]
4: a serve that the receiver is unable to reach
v 1: succeed at an exam easily and do very well; "She sailed
through her exams"; "You will pass with flying colors"
[syn: {breeze through}, {pass with flying colors}, {sweep
through}, {sail through}, {nail}]
2: score an ace against; "He aced his opponents"
3: play in one stroke; of holes, in golf
4: serve an ace against (someone), in tennis

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