Definitions for ahead

Definitions for (adj) ahead

Main entry: in the lead, leading, ahead

Definition: having the leading position or higher score in a contest

Usage: he is ahead by a pawn; the leading team in the pennant race

Definitions for (adv) ahead

Main entry: ahead, before, in front

Definition: at or in the front

Usage: I see the lights of a town ahead; the road ahead is foggy; staring straight ahead; we couldn't see over the heads of the people in front; with the cross of Jesus marching on before

Main entry: in advance, beforehand, ahead

Definition: ahead of time; in anticipation

Usage: when you pay ahead (or in advance) you receive a discount; We like to plan ahead; should have made reservations beforehand

Main entry: ahead, forrader, forward, forwards, onward, onwards

Definition: in a forward direction

Usage: go ahead; the train moved ahead slowly; the boat lurched ahead; moved onward into the forest; they went slowly forward in the mud

Main entry: out front, ahead, in the lead

Definition: leading or ahead in a competition

Usage: the horse was three lengths ahead going into the home stretch; ahead by two pawns; our candidate is in the lead in the polls; way out front in the race; the advertising campaign put them out front in sales

Main entry: ahead

Definition: to a different or a more advanced time (meaning advanced either toward the present or toward the future)

Usage: moved the appointment ahead from Tuesday to Monday; pushed the deadline ahead from Tuesday to Wednesday

Main entry: ahead

Definition: to a more advanced or advantageous position

Usage: a young man sure to get ahead; pushing talented students ahead

Main entry: ahead, forward

Definition: toward the future; forward in time

Usage: I like to look ahead in imagination to what the future may bring; I look forward to seeing you

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