the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number;
proteolytic enzyme that converts angiotensin I into angiotensin II
of the highest quality; "an ace reporter"; "a crack shot"; "a first-rate golfer"; "a super party"; "played top-notch tennis"; "an athlete in tiptop condition"; "she is absolutely tops"
serve an ace against (someone)
play (a hole) in one stroke
a serve that the receiver is unable to reach
score an ace against; "He aced his opponents"
one of four playing cards in a deck having a single pip on its face
succeed at easily; "She sailed through her exams"; "You will pass with flying colors"; "She nailed her astrophysics course"
a major strategic headquarters of NATO; safeguards an area extending from Norway to Turkey
having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude;
an man-made opening; usually small
a device that controls amount of light admitted
a natural opening in something
earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try"
enter upon an activity or enterprise
make an effort or attempt; "He tried to shake off his fears"; "The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps"; "The police attempted to stop the thief"; "He sought to improve himself"; "She always seeks to do good in the world"
the act of attacking; "attacks on women increased last year"; "they made an attempt on his life"
break into fissures or fine cracks
(anatomy) a long narrow slit or groove that divides an organ into lobes
a long narrow opening
a long narrow depression in a surface
act in a funny or teasing way
tell a joke; speak humorously; "He often jokes even when he appears serious"
a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
activity characterized by good humor
a triviality not to be taken seriously; "I regarded his campaign for mayor as a joke"
a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter; "he told a very funny joke"; "he knows a million gags"; "thanks for the laugh"; "he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest"; "even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"
affording free passage or access; "open drains"; "the road is open to traffic"; "open ranks"
used of mouth or eyes; "keep your eyes open"; "his mouth slightly opened"
having no protecting cover or enclosure; "an open boat"; "an open fire"; "open sports cars"
make available; "This opens up new possibilities"
(set theory) of an interval that contains neither of its endpoints
become available; "an opportunity opened up"
open and observable; not secret or hidden; "an overt lie"; "overt hostility"; "overt intelligence gathering"; "open ballots"
make the opening move; "Kasparov opened with a standard opening"
open to or in view of all; "an open protest"; "an open letter to the editor"
cause to open or to become open; "Mary opened the car door"
with no protection or shield;
become open; "The door opened"
ready or willing to receive favorably; "receptive to the proposals"
a witty saying
make jokes or quips; "The students were gagging during dinner"
a long narrow opening
obscene terms for female genitals
a narrow fissure
a depression scratched or carved into a surface
cut a slit into; "slit the throat of the victim"
make a clean cut through; "slit her throat"
find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of; "did you solve the problem?"; "Work out your problems with the boss"; "this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out"; "did you get it?"; "Did you get my meaning?"; "He could not work the math problem"
find the solution; "solve an equation"; "solve for x"
settle, as of a debt; "clear a debt"; "solve an old debt"
stab or pierce; "he jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife"
informal words for any attempt or effort; "he gave it his best shot"; "he took a stab at forecasting"
use a knife on; "The victim was knifed to death"
a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument; "one strong stab to the heart killed him"
a sudden sharp feeling; "pangs of regret"; "she felt a stab of excitement"; "twinges of conscience"