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  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ace  \Ace\,  n.;  pl  {Aces}.  [OE.  as  F.  as  fr  L.  as  assis, 
  unity,  copper  coin,  the  unit  of  coinage.  Cf  {As}.] 
  1.  A  unit;  a  single  point  or  spot  on  a  card  or  die;  the  card 
  or  die  so  marked;  as  the  ace  of  diamonds. 
 
  2.  Hence:  A  very  small  quantity  or  degree;  a  particle;  an 
  atom;  a  jot. 
 
  I  'll  not  wag  an  ace  further.  --Dryden. 
 
  {To  bate  an  ace},  to  make  the  least  abatement.  [Obs.] 
 
  {Within  an  ace  of},  very  near  on  the  point  of  --W.  Irving. 




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