Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun ace

6 senses of ace

Sense 1
one, 1, I, ace, single, unity -- (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")
       => digit, figure -- (one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration; "0 and 1 are digits")

Sense 2
ace -- (one of four playing cards in a deck having a single pip on its face)
       => playing card -- (one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games)

Sense 3
ace, adept, champion, sensation, maven, mavin, virtuoso, genius, hotshot, star, superstar, whiz, whizz, wizard, wiz -- (someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field)
       => expert -- (a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully)

Sense 4
angiotensin converting enzyme, angiotensin-converting enzyme, ACE -- (proteolytic enzyme that converts angiotensin I into angiotensin II)
       => protease, peptidase, proteinase, proteolytic enzyme -- (any enzyme that catalyzes the splitting of proteins into smaller peptide fractions and amino acids by a process known as proteolysis)

Sense 5
Allied Command Europe, ACE -- (a major strategic headquarters of NATO; safeguards an area extending from Norway to Turkey)
       => headquarters -- ((plural) a military unit consisting of a commander and the headquarters staff)

Sense 6
ace -- (a serve that the receiver is unable to reach)
       => serve, service -- ((sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play; "his powerful serves won the game")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb ace

4 senses of ace

Sense 1
breeze through, ace, pass with flying colors, sweep through, sail through, nail -- (succeed at easily; "She sailed through her exams"; "You will pass with flying colors"; "She nailed her astrophysics course")
       => pass, make it -- (go successfully through a test or a selection process; "She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now")

Sense 2
ace -- (score an ace against; "He aced his opponents")
       => score, hit, tally, rack up -- (gain points in a game; "The home team scored many times"; "He hit a home run"; "He hit .300 in the past season")

Sense 3
ace -- (play (a hole) in one stroke)
       => play -- (participate in games or sport; "We played hockey all afternoon"; "play cards"; "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches")

Sense 4
ace -- (serve an ace against (someone))
       => serve -- (put the ball into play; "It was Agassi's turn to serve")

Antonyms of adj ace

1 sense of ace

Sense 1
ace, A-one, crack, first-rate, super, tiptop, topnotch, top-notch, tops (predicate) -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA superior) -> inferior -- (of low or inferior quality)

Similarity of adj ace

1 sense of ace

Sense 1
ace, A-one, crack, first-rate, super, tiptop, topnotch, top-notch, tops (predicate) -- (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")
       => superior (vs. inferior) -- (of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students")

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