Áce. n.s. [As not only signified a piece of money, but any integer, from whence is derived the word ace, or unit. Thus As signified the whole inheritance. Arbuthnot on Coins.]
- An unit; a single point on cards or dice.
When lots are shuffled together in a lap, urn, or pitcher; or if a man blindfold casts a die, what reason in the world can he have to presume, that he shall draw a white stone rather than a black, or throw an ace rather than a fife. South Sermons.
- A small quantity.
He will not bate an ace of absolute certainty; but however doubtful or improbable the thing is, coming from him it must go for an indisputable truth. Government of the Tongue, § 11.
I'll not wag an ace farther: the whole world shall not bribe me to it. Dryden's Spanish Friar.