Translation of ace in Spanish:

ace

Pronunciation: /eɪs/

noun/nombre

  • 1 (in cards, dominoes, dice) as (masculine) the ace of clubs el as de tréboles the ace in the hole o (British English/inglés británico) pack la mejor baza the ace in the hole was their new forward la mejor baza del equipo era su nuevo delantero to be/come within an ace of sth she came within an ace of victory le faltó poquísimo or [colloquial/familiar] un pelo para ganar he came within an ace of beating the champion estuvo a punto de ganarle al campeón to have another ace to play tener* un as en la manga, tener* otra baza importante to have o hold all the aces tener* todas las de ganar
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    • One recent day, search crews found an ace of diamonds playing card, a doorknob, a pair of security guard pants, a woman's black wig and a pink toothbrush.
    • You look at the cards one at a time, and pile them face up on the ace of the same suit.
    • He picked up his cards, finding the ace of diamonds he tossed it on the pile.
  • 2 (in tennis) ace (masculine)
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    • She got the match off to a lightning start, opening with a love service game including two aces.
    • He finished three of his first four service games with an ace.
    • He broke his opponent's opening service game easily, and then held serve with three aces to win seven out of eight of the first points played.
  • 3 (expert, champion) as (masculine)
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    • The motorcycle ace won a world title on the all-powerful Honda last year and then celebrated victory by signing for the all-powerless Yamaha.
    • The Chorley ace starred alongside Olympic record holder Chris Hoy and Craig MacLean as the British team left Poland trailing by more than a second in the sprint final.
    • Lane however had their own batting aces and the Park bowlers struggled as S Hargreaves made 69 and Oliver Halliday 53.

adjective/adjetivo

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • (American English/inglés norteamericano) lucirse* en, sobresalir* en

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.