Crossword clues for ace
- Excellent service, in 27-Down
- Top pitcher
- It isn't returned
- Suit top?
- Top flier
- Card that wins lots of tricks
- Biggest diamond
- Deck feature
- One on the links
- Serve perfectly
- Suit's bottom
- Perfect tennis serve
- Trick winner, often
- Prince of a guy
- Trick taker, often
- Unreturnable serve
- The Red Baron, e.g.
- Big name in hardware stores
- Good tennis score
- Air force hero
- Put one by
- Good card to have "in the hole"
- It can never come back
- Domino with one spot
- Dead man's hand card
- Very close friend, in slang
- It has two values in blackjack
- Star pitcher
- Starting pitcher
- Excellent service?
- 1 or 11, in twenty-one
- Useful item accompanying a face card in blackjack
- Bridge topper?
- Card that's taken only by a trump
- Card that may be "in the hole"
- Hold 'em bullet
- Score 100% on
- Perfect service
- Bandage trademark
- Good card in blackjack
- Von Richthofen, for one
- A-one service?
- Sleuth Ventura
- Pitching whiz
- One in play?
- Crackerjack pilot
- Get totally right
- One-spot card
- Server's wish
- Part of a 23-Across
- It may be high or low in blackjack
- Do superbly on
- One-hit wonder?
- Pass perfectly
- Single, slangily
- One in a pack
- Best pitcher on the team
- Biggest diamond?
- Pass with flying colors
- Big pitcher
- Not miss a thing on
- King or queen beater
- Fortunate card to have with a queen or king in blackjack
- Hero war pilot
- Snoopy, in his dreams
- Bullet, in poker
- Card that may be up one's sleeve
- See 79-Down
- Strikeout star
- Team's best pitcher
- One for war?
- ___ Hardware
- Result of rapid service?
- Part of a "wheel" hand in poker
- Part of a soft hand in blackjack
- Big name in bandages and hardware
- High/low card
- Court coup
- A card?
- Mound great
- Bridge four-pointer
- ___ acid
- Hole in 33-Across
- Golf or tennis coup
- Top fighter pilot
- Home Depot competitor
- Valuable diamond
- It's not returned on the court
- Top of a royal flush
- The smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
- Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
- Sizzling serve
- Serve brilliantly
- Get high marks
- Close friend, in slang
- Good hole card
- Service _____
- Plane downer
- Item up the sleeve
- King topper
- Air hero
- Point of no return?
- Bridge strength?
- Opposite of fail
- King of the skies
- Hole in one
- The Red Baron was one
- Smashing point?
- Valuable diamond?
- Aviation hero
- It's not returnable
- Suit topper
- Top gun
- Fine service
- War hero
- Highest honor
- Get one past
- First-class service
- Eagle on a par 3
- One in the hand?
- Breeze through
- Serve that zings
- Power serve, perhaps
- Two can take this
- Big heart?
- Cable award
- One with perfect pitch?
- Hot shot
- Sampras objective
- Unbeatable service
- Put one past
- The Red Baron, for one
- More than pass
- Big name in bandages
- Serve like Sampras, e.g.
- Card up the sleeve
- One in a suit
- Duffer's dream
- Major club
- Decorated war pilot
- It's nonreturnable
- Standout pitcher
- Shooting star?
- Sail through
- Big club?
- It has a spot on it
- Good service?
- Good thing to have in war
- Sampras specialty
- Top club
- Bandage brand
- Big diamond
- Quite a shot
- Big club
- Something up the sleeve?
- Leading club?
- Paperback publisher founded in 1953
- Royal flush card
- Do well on
- Big serve
- Perform spectacularly on
- High honor
- Pitching star
- It gets to the point quickly
- Big name in hardware
- Buddy, in slang
- Rare driving result
- 11-pointer, in blackjack
- Court feat
- Top of a suit?
- Leading pitcher
- Excellent service
- Golf rarity
- High card
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
ace \ace\ adj. 1. of the highest quality an ace reporter
Syn: A-one, first-class, first-rate, super, tip-top, topnotch(predicate)
ace \ace\ v. to get a grade of "A"; as, to ace an exam. [Colloq.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1300, "one at dice," from Old French as "one at dice," from Latin as "a unit, one, a whole, unity;" also the name of a small Roman coin ("originally one pound of copper; reduced by depreciation to half an ounce" [Lewis]), perhaps originally Etruscan and related to Greek eis "one" (from PIE *sem- "one, as one"), or directly from the Greek word.\n
\nIn English, it meant the side of the die with only one mark before it meant the playing card with one pip (1530s). Because this was the lowest roll at dice, ace was used metaphorically in Middle English for "bad luck" or "something of no value;" but as the ace is often the highest playing card, the extended senses based on "excellence, good quality" arose 18c. as card-playing became popular. Ace in the hole in the figurative sense of "concealed advantage" is attested from 1904, from crooked stud poker deals.\n
\nMeaning "outstanding pilot" dates from 1917 (technically, in World War I aviators' jargon, one who has brought down 10 enemy planes, though originally in reference to 5 shot down), from French l'ace (1915), which, according to Bruce Robertson (ed.) "Air Aces of the 1914-1918 War" was used in prewar French sporting publications for "top of the deck" boxers, cyclists, etc. Sports meaning of "point scored" (1819) led to that of "unreturnable serve" (1889).
"to score" (in sports), 1923, from ace (n.). This led in turn to the extended student slang sense of "get high marks" (1959). Related: Aced; acing.
n. 1 (given name: male). 2 A common nickname suggesting skill, particularly among airplane pilots.
v. succeed at easily; "She sailed through her exams"; "You will pass with flying colors"; "She nailed her astrophysics course" [syn: breeze through, pass with flying colors, sweep through, sail through, nail]
score an ace against; "He aced his opponents"
play (a hole) in one stroke
serve an ace against (someone)
one of four playing cards in a deck having a single pip on its face
a major strategic headquarters of NATO; safeguards an are extending from Norway to Turkey [syn: Allied Command Europe]
a serve that the receiver is unable to reach
Ace were a British rock band, who enjoyed moderate success in the 1970s. Their membership included Paul Carrack, who later became famous as the lead vocalist of Mike + The Mechanics and as a solo artist. Ace are best known for their hit single " How Long?", which was a UK top-20 single in 1974, and reached No 3 in the US in 1975.
An ace is a playing card.
Ace, Aces, ACE or ACES may also refer to:
The Ace was a British car that was built between 1912 and 1916 in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire. It was an 8 hp light car, with a 748 cc, four-cylinder water-cooled monobloc engine with Stethnos carburettor, it had a 2-speed gearbox and chain-drive built by the same manufacturer as the Salmon and Baguley cars, and sold for £100 to £125. Data: x bore and stroke, kerb weight , wheelbase , track , length , and width . Suspension was by ½-elliptic springs front and rear. Tyre size 700 x 65.
The Ace was an American-assembled car made in Ypsilanti, Michigan by the Apex Motor Car Company, which was reorganized as the Apex Motor Corporation in 1921. The initial batch of cars assembled were sent to Seattle, Washington dealer FE Earnest, who had the idea for the Ace after he was unable to secure a steady supply of new cars for his dealership.
The most interesting feature of the Ace was the Guy Disc-Valve motor, created by engineer Fred M Guy, and Otto W. Heinz. Initially, it was prepared as a four-cylinder engine for production in the Hackett, but the company folded before it was ready.
In April, 1921, Guy and Heinz left the Apex Motor Corporation, obviously with the support of Apex, to found the Guy Disc Valve Motor Co. in Ypsilanti. In mid-1921, a Model H tourer with a conventional Herschell-Spillman straight-6 was added, with a selling price $2,000. The man at the helm at Apex was by now Harry T. Hanover. For 1922, the Guy engine was gone. The Model F "Pup" was added to the range, fitted with a conventional 4-cylinder Gray-Bell engine, and priced at $1295. It was sold beside the Model L "Scout" with a smaller than previous Hershell-Spillmann straight-six engine, and the new top of the line Model C "Combat" with a 340 c.i. Continental Six engine. The sixes ranged in price from $2260 to $3150.
Most Ace cars were tourings, with a few roadsters, and a 4/5 passenger "Coupe-Sedan" with a custom-built look. The "Combat" line also included an attractive speedster in the Kissel Gold Bug pattern.
Apex was initially involved in the Diamond Cab project, which also included Gray Motor Corp., and Guy Disc Valve Motor Co. Within a few months, these plans became obsolete as Diamond Cab got new owners, resulting in the cab built by Elcar, and another cab built by the Driggs Ordnance & Manufacturing Corp..
Ace automobile production ended with the 1922 model year. Total production was 256 cars. Apex Corp. was sold to the American Motor Truck Company in Newark, Ohio, in 1922. For a short time, Apex built bus bodies here, but soon closed forever.
Ace is a fictional character played by Sophie Aldred in the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. A 20th-century Earth teenager from the London suburb of Perivale, she is a companion of the Seventh Doctor and was a regular in the series from 1987 to 1989. She is considered one of the Doctor's most popular companions.
Ace appeared in 9 stories (31 episodes), and was the final companion in the original run of the classic series.
She was written to be a "fighter and not a screamer".
In tennis, an ace is a legal serve that is not touched by the receiver, winning the point. In professional tennis, aces are generally seen on a player's first serve, where the server can strike the ball with maximum force and take more chances with ball placement, such as the far corners of the service box.
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) was a multi-format computer and video game magazine first published in the United Kingdom by Future Publishing and later acquired by EMAP.
Ace was the first solo album by Grateful Dead rhythm guitarist Bob Weir, released in 1972.
Its origins come from an offer by the Dead's Warner Bros. Records label to have band members cut their own solo records, and it came out the same year as Jerry Garcia's Garcia and Mickey Hart's Rolling Thunder. However, in the case of Ace, Weir's backing band was the Dead itself (minus Ron "Pigpen" McKernan), and all songs except "Walk in the Sunshine" became concert staples of the Dead.
The album is essentially a Grateful Dead recording in everything but name. In fact "Mexicali Blues" later appeared on the Grateful Dead album Skeletons from the Closet, and "One More Saturday Night" was first issued as a European single, in the guise of "Grateful Dead with Bobby Ace", to promote the band's then-imminent Europe '72 tour. Likewise, a live version of "Playing in the Band" had been released the previous year on Grateful Dead, having already been added to the band's repertoire.
Versions of "Greatest Story Ever Told" and "Playing in the Band" also appear on percussionist Mickey Hart's Rolling Thunder, as "The Pump Song" and "The Main Ten", respectively, both of which were also sung by Weir. The album initiated Weir's writing partnership with his old schoolmate from Wyoming, John Barlow, as lyricist.
ACE is a musical with a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, and music by Oberacker. The story is about a boy, separated from her mother, who discovers his past and himself through a series of dreams about a flying ace. It was inspired by Robert Taylor's father training to be a pilot, and his mother having a near-fatal bout with depression.
The musical premiered the The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Missouri, in 2006 and has played in several regional productions.
Ace is a fictional character from the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline, comic books and cartoon series. He is the G.I. Joe Team's original fighter pilot and debuted in 1983.
Ace is the debut studio album by the Belgian dance music act known as Ian Van Dahl, released in 2002. The album contains four songs that reached the top 20 of the UK singles chart: " Will I?" (#5); "Reason" (#8); "Try" (#15); and their biggest hit single, " Castles in the Sky", which reached #3 and spent seven weeks in the top 10 in the summer of 2001. This last song also reached the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the U.S., where it peaked at #91. The album itself peaked at #7 in the UK, where it achieved Gold status after only four weeks. The album title was inspired by taking the first letters of the names of each member of the act; Annemie, Christophe and Eric.
In baseball, an ace is the best starting pitcher on a team and nearly always the first pitcher in the team's starting rotation. Barring injury or exceptional circumstances, an ace typically starts on Opening Day. In addition, aces are usually preferred to start crucial playoff games, sometimes on three days rest.
The term may be a derivation of the nickname of Asa Brainard, (real first name: "Asahel"), a 19th-century star pitcher, who was sometimes referred to as "Ace".
In the early days of baseball, the term "ace" was used to refer to a run.
A lot of modern baseball analysts and fans have started using the term "ace" to refer to the elite pitchers in the game, not necessarily to the best starting pitcher on each team. For example, the April 27, 1981 Sports Illustrated cover was captioned "The Amazing A's and Their Five Aces" to describe the starting rotation of the 1981 Oakland Athletics.
The ACE (African Coast to Europe) submarine communications cable is a cable system along the west coast of Africa between France and South Africa managed by a consortium of 19 operators & administrations headed by Orange. The consortium agreement was signed on June 5, 2010. The cable was manufactured by Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) and was laid by ships from ASN and France Telecom Marine.
The first phase of the 17,000 km-long fiber optic cable was put in service on December 15, 2012, with an official inauguration ceremony held on December 19, 2012 in Banjul, The Gambia.
The ACE Cable will eventually connect 23 countries, either directly for coastal countries or through land links for landlocked countries, like Mali and Niger.
ACE is the first international submarine cable to land in Equatorial Guinea, The Gambia, Guinea, Liberia, Mauritania, Sao Tome and Principe and Sierra Leone.
The ACE file format is a specification for storing data about genomic contigs.
The original ACE format was developed for use with Consed, a program for viewing, editing, and finishing DNA sequence assemblies.
ACE files are generated by various assembly programs, including Phrap, CAP3, Newbler, Arachne, AMOS (sequence assembly) (more specifically Minimo) and Tigr Assembler v2.
Ace is the first EP by Shinee's Taemin under SM Entertainment, released on August 18, 2014. Its promotional single was "Danger".
Ace is the eighteenth studio album by German band Scooter released on 5 February 2016 through Sheffield Tunes & Kontor Records, preceded by the first single "Riot" on 4 September 2015, second single "Oi" was released on 5 February 2016, and the third single "Mary Got No Lamb" which was released on 6 May 2016.
Ace (stylized as ACE as acronym for Air Combat Emulator) is a flight simulator video game developed by Cascade Games for various home computers released in 1985. In-game, the player takes the role a fighter jet pilot defending an English coastland against an enemy invasion, having to fight off aerial, ground and naval forces while Allied bases evacuate. The display shows the plane's instrumentation and cockpit view.
The game was well-received and, despite various issues, it was lauded by critics as one of the best air combat simulators of the time and particularly praised for its accessible gameplay. The game was developed with low budget by the small UK-based Cascade Games, who later produced two sequels to the game.
Aaron Elam (born April 2, 1993), better known by his in-game name Ace, is an American professional Halo player who currently plays for OpTic Gaming. He won the Halo 4 Global Championship FFA after beating Justin "iGotUrPistola" Deese in the finals, where he won $200,000. He is well known for his time on Status Quo and Team Liquid.
Ace and Team Liquid finished 5-8th at X Games Aspen 2016.
His older brother Kyle "ElamiteWarrior" Elam is a retired professional Halo player.
Usage examples of "ace".
It was deep twilight when Ace sat down in front of the fire and attacked the tender, roasted meat, washing it down with swallows of coffee.
The evening air had cooled considerably, and Ace sat hunched close to the campfire.
It was not quite light the next morning, when Ace awakened to the cool dampness of a fine, misty rain on his fAce.
He looked at Ace when his master rose and strapped on his Colt, which was still dry from being under the blanket.
Surprisingly, Ace found plenty of dry wood under the thick growth of trees.
When he was ready to break camp, Ace decided to ride along the river until he came to a fur post.
The mist became a light, steady rain, and as Ace rode along, a soft patter filled the stillness of aspen and pine.
Judging from the number of men in town, it must be Saturday, Ace thought.
Swearing under his breath, Ace hurried to help the abused woman to her feet.
I should have shot the bastard, Ace thought as he continued on to the bar.
Swearing under his breath, Ace hurried to help the young wife to her feet.
Lark stayed on at the window after Ace and Thad disappeared into the bunkhouse.
Of course he could fire Ace, he told himself, but he had other plans for the man.
Lark was flooded with relief when she rounded a bend in the trail and saw Ace Brandon climbing toward her.
When Ace spotted the old cabin he saw an elderly man about to enter it, his arms full of firewood.