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Definition 1: a serve that the receiver is unable to reach - [noun denoting act]

(ace is a kind of ...) (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play

"his powerful serves won the game"

Definition 2: one of four playing cards in a deck having a single pip on its face - [noun denoting artifact]

(ace is a kind of ...) one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games

(... is a kind of ace ) the ace in the club suit

(... is a kind of ace ) the ace in the diamond suit

(... is a kind of ace ) the ace in the heart suit

(... is a kind of ace ) the ace in the spade suit; sometimes taken as a portent of death

Definition 3: a major strategic headquarters of NATO; safeguards an area extending from Norway to Turkey - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for ace in the sense of this definition

(ace is a kind of ...) (plural) a military unit consisting of a commander and the headquarters staff

(... is part of ace) an international organization created in 1949 by the North Atlantic Treaty for purposes of collective security

(ace is a member of ...) commanding officer of ACE; NATO's senior military commander in Europe

Definition 4: someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for ace in the sense of this definition

(ace is a kind of ...) a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully

(... is a kind of ace ) a star runner

Definition 5: the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where ace or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it
  • they had lunch at one

Synonyms for ace in the sense of this definition

(ace is a kind of ...) one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration

"0 and 1 are digits"

(... is a kind of ace ) a singular metaphysical entity from which material properties are said to derive

(... is a kind of ace ) a single object (as distinguished from a pair)

Definition 6: proteolytic enzyme that converts angiotensin I into angiotensin II - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for ace in the sense of this definition

(ace is a kind of ...) any enzyme that catalyzes the splitting of proteins into smaller peptide fractions and amino acids by a process known as proteolysis

Definition 7: score an ace against - [verb of competition]

Samples where ace or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He aced his opponents

(ace is a kind of ...) gain points in a game

"The home team scored many times" "He hit a home run" "He hit .300 in the past season"

Definition 8: serve an ace against (someone) - [verb of competition]

(ace is a kind of ...) put the ball into play

"It was Agassi's turn to serve"

(ace belongs to category ...) a game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court

Definition 9: play (a hole) in one stroke - [verb of competition]

(ace is a kind of ...) participate in games or sport

"We played hockey all afternoon" "play cards" "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches"

(ace belongs to category ...) a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes

Samples where ace or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She sailed through her exams
  • You will pass with flying colors
  • She nailed her astrophysics course

Synonyms for ace in the sense of this definition

(ace is a kind of ...) go successfully through a test or a selection process

"She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now"

Definition 11: of the highest quality - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where ace or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for ace in the sense of this definition

(ace is similar to ...) of high or superior quality or performance

"superior wisdom derived from experience" "superior math students"

(ace is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

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