ACE
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ACE(
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An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
1. (angiotensin-converting enzyme)
a. ECA
My cardiologist prescribed me an ACE inhibitor.Mi cardiólogo me recetó un inhibidor de la ECA.
ace
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (card games)
a. el as
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I have two aces and three queens. What do you have?Yo tengo dos ases y tres reinas. ¿Qué tienes tú?
3. (expert)
a. el as
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My sister is a real ace at math, and she wants to study computer science.Mi hermana es un auténtico as de las matemáticas y quiere estudiar informática.
b. el crack
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la crack
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He's a basketball ace.Es un crack jugando al baloncesto.
4. (military)
a. el as
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He was among the pilots who earned the title of ace in the Second World War.Estaba entre los pilotos a los que concedieron el título de as en la Segunda Guerra Mundial.
5. (sports)
a. el ace
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(tennis)
Serena Williams won the match with an incredible ace.Serena Williams ganó el partido con un tremendo ace.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
6. (expert)
a. de primera
Isaac is an ace reporter for the BBC.Isaac es un reportero de primera que trabaja para la BBC.
b. estrella
They will now have to replace their ace player, who was traded to another team.Ahora tendrán que reponer a su jugador estrella, que fue traspasado a otro equipo.
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(excellent) (United Kingdom)
a. genial
This bar we're going to is ace. I think you'll like it.El bar adónde vamos es genial. Creo que te gustará.
b. chévere
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
That's ace that you're going to America for the summer!¡Qué chévere que te vas a Estados Unidos a pasar el verano!
c. guay
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I love your new jumper. It's really ace!Me encanta tu suéter nuevo. ¡Es muy guay!
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8. (education)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. lucirse en (an exam)
You know the material really well. You're going to ace the exam.Te sabes el temario muy bien. Vas a lucirte en el examen.
b. bordar (an exam)
I got my exam grade today. I aced it! - Congratulations!Hoy me dieron la nota del examen. ¡Lo bordé! - ¡Felicidades!
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ace
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (in cards)
a. el as
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
ace of spadesas de picas
2. (fig)
a.
to have an ace up one's sleevetener un as en la manga
she came within an ace of winningestuvo a punto or en un tris de ganar
3. (tennis)
a. el ace
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
4. (colloquial)
a. el as
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(expert)
a flying aceun as del vuelo
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (colloquial)
a. genial (very good)
b. guay
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
c. chévere
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
d. padre
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
e. bárbaro(a) (River Plate)
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ace [eɪs]
noun
1 (Cards) as (m)
to be within an ace of estar a punto or a dos dedos de
to keep an ace up one's sleeve
have an ace in the hole (US)
guardar un triunfo en la mano; guardarse un as en la manga
to play one's ace jugar su triunfo
to hold all the aces tener la sartén por el mango
When I was an adolescent, I thought girls held all the aces. When you call for a date, she can simply slam the door in your face They hold all the aces and are not going to make changes voluntarily because it wouldn't be in their own interests
2 (Tennis) ace (m)
3 (pilot, racing driver etc) as (m)
he's aces (US) es fenomenal (informal)
adjective
estupendo (informal); de aúpa (informal)
ace player as (m)
modifier
Ace bandage (n) (US) venda (f) elástica
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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