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ace

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Cards, Tennis, Sport
aceace1 /eɪs/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 playing cardDGC a playing card with a single spot on it, which usually has the highest value in a game 🔊 the ace of hearts 🔊 I’ve got a pair of aces.2 skilful personGOOD AT someone who is extremely skilful at doing something 🔊 a soccer ace 🔊 cycling ace Chris Boardman3 tennis shotDSTDS a first shot in tennis or volleyball which is hit so well that your opponent cannot reach the ball and you win the point4 → hold the aces5 → within an ace of (doing) something6 → have an ace up your sleeve7 → ace in the hole
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ace• Her third serve rocketed over the net, an ace.• There are aces and kings and twos and threes in any deck of cards.• a World War II flying ace• Mungo decided to play his ace.• pitching ace Doug Jones• The Ulster Inter-Pro ace has failed in his battle to recover from a thumb injury sustained during a recent skiing holiday.• The Rangers ace suffered a stress fracture of the right knee after a late tackle in the recent 1-1 draw at Broomfield.• And how did he know she was holding the ace?
aceace2 adjective 🔊 🔊 1 → ace pilot/player/skier etc2 British English spokenGOOD/EXCELLENT very good 🔊 The party was ace.
Examples from the Corpus
ace• It's clear that ace coach Eddie Futch has taken a shine to him.• It'd be ace if you could come to the party.• She was always ace on a sewing machine.• Then Saughton Sports Centre is offering an ace opportunity you can't turn down.• Now the area will be seen for what it has to offer: superb technical lines of good rock and ace protection.
Related topics: Tennis, Sport
aceace3 verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 American English informal to do very well in an examination, a piece of written work etc 🔊 I aced the History test.2 DSTDSto hit your first shot in tennis or volleyball so well that your opponent cannot reach the ball
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From Longman Business DictionaryACEACE abbreviation for ACTIVE CORPS OF EXECUTIVES
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ace
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyace
he, she, itaces
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyaced
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave aced
he, she, ithas aced
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad aced
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill ace
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have aced
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam acing
he, she, itis acing
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you, we, theyare acing
Past
I, he, she, itwas acing
you, we, theywere acing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been acing
he, she, ithas been acing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been acing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be acing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been acing
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