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ace

ace

 
 
pronunciation:
eIs
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, adjective
phrases:
ace in the hole
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a playing card or die face that bears only one spot.
My ace beats your queen.
 
similar words:
trump
definition 2: a person who is highly skilled in a particular field; expert.
She's an ace at tennis.
synonyms:
expert, maestro, master, master hand, maven, pro, professional, standout, star, virtuoso, whiz
antonyms:
amateur
similar words:
authority, black belt, champion, connoisseur, genius, mastermind, number one, old hand, past master, prodigy, shark, talent, veteran, wizard
definition 3: in tennis, a winning serve that is out of the opponent's reach.
He served another ace to win the game.
similar words:
winner
definition 4: a pilot who has downed a specified number of military aircraft.
Their side lost one of its aces in the dogfight that ensued.
phrase: ace in the hole
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: aced, aces, acing
definition 1: to outdo or gain an advantage over (often fol. by out).
I aced him out for the promotion.
synonyms:
beat, excel, outdo, outmatch, overtop, surpass, trump
similar words:
best, defeat, exceed, one-up, outclass, outsmart, overcome, rout, upstage
definition 2: to get a grade of A on or in.
He aced his history course.
similar words:
excel in, score on
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: excellent; outstanding.
He's an ace mechanic, and I trust his opinion.
synonyms:
accomplished, adept, classic, excellent, exceptional, expert, fine, first-class, first-rate, matchless, nonpareil, outstanding, standout, sterling, superior, superlative, tiptop, top, topnotch
antonyms:
mediocre
similar words:
admirable, capital, choice, masterful, notable, perfect, pro, proficient, select, skillful, supreme
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