Definitions of ahead

  1. at or in the front; "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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. ahead of time; in anticipation; "when you pay ahead (or in advance) you receive a discount"; "We like to plan ahead"; "should have made reservations beforehand" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. in a forward direction; "go ahead"; "the train moved ahead slowly"; "the boat lurched ahead"; "moved onward into the forest"; "they went slowly forward in the mud" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. leading or ahead in a competition; "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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. to a different or a more advanced time (meaning advanced either toward the present or toward the future); "moved the appointment ahead from Tuesday to Monday"; "pushed the deadline ahead from Tuesday to Wednesday" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. to a more advanced or advantageous position; "a young man sure to get ahead"; "pushing talented students ahead" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. In or to the front; in advance; onward. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To or in the front; forward; onward. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Further on: in advance: headlong. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Further on; in front; onward. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. In advance; further forward than another. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. having the leading position or higher score in a contest; "he is ahead by a pawn"; "the leading team in the pennant race" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB

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Usage examples for ahead

  1. Never mind; go ahead – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  2. Fire ahead and say what ye're wantin' to. – From the Valley of the Missing by Grace Miller White