[ noun ] (mathematics) 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"
Used in print(Frederick Mosteller et al., Probability with...)
When three dice are tossed repeatedly , what is the probability that the number of aces is 0 ( or 1 , or 2 , or 3 ) ?
In the examples above , the occurrence of a bull's-eye , a straight haired mouse , or an ace could be called a `` success '' .
For the marksman , we study sets of five shots ( * * f ) ; for the mice , we restrict attention to litters of eight ( * * f ) ; and for the aces , we toss three dice ( * * f ) .
Toss a die until an ace appears .
Sometimes when there are many outcomes for a single trial , we group these outcomes into two classes , as in the example of the die , where we have arbitrarily constructed the classes `` ace '' and `` not ace '' .
[ noun ] (cards) one of four playing cards in a deck having a single pip on its face
Used in print(Dell Shannon, The Ace of Spades....)
`` This deal with the ace o ' spades .
Anything to do with an ace o ' spades , bad_luck '' .(Breni James, Nights of the Kill....)
Gun knew that nothing but aces back_to_back would give the lieutenant an ulcer and a smile at_the_same_time .
[ noun ] someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
Used in print(Rocky Mountains News, [Denver, Colorado],...)
The record_books , however , would favor the Giants ' ace .(The New York Times,...)
Shea , the chairman of Mayor_Wagner_'s_Baseball_Committee , will be joined on the dais by Warren_Spahn , the southpaw pitching ace of the Milwaukee_Braves ; Frank_Graham , the Journal-American sports columnist ; Bill_Mazeroski , the World_Series hero of the Pittsburgh_Pirates , and Casey_Stengel , the former manager of the Yankees .
[ verb ] (sport) score an ace against
"He aced his opponents"
[ noun ] (sport,tennis) a serve that the receiver is unable to reach