Definition of ace :
1. A single point won by a stroke, as in handball, rackets, etc.; in tennis, frequently, a point won by a service stroke.
2. A unit; a single point or spot on a card or die; the card or die so marked; as, the ace of diamonds.
3. Hence: A very small quantity or degree; a particle; an atom; a jot.
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excellent (part of speech: adjective)
expert (part of speech: adjective)
- I will have an ace full, and will bet you $ 200 or $ 300 before the draw; then you raise me $ 5, 000. After giving him full instructions, so there would be no mistake, I gave him a big roll and let him out, with instructions not to know me until the time of the game. - "Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi", George H. Devol.
- Though, when one holds the ace of trumps, one feels almost independent of the other honors. - "Molly Bawn", Margaret Wolfe Hamilton.
- As it was, you led the King and then the Ace, and I supposed, of course, you had at least four in suit. - "In Her Own Right", John Reed Scott.