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    ahead - Dictionary definition and meaning for word ahead

    Definition
    (adj) having the leading position or higher score in a contest
    Synonyms : in the lead , leading
    Example Sentence
    • he is ahead by a pawn
    • the leading team in the pennant race
    Definition
    (adv) at or in the front
    Synonyms : before , in front
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (adv) toward the future; forward in time
    Synonyms : forward
    Example Sentence
    • I like to look ahead in imagination to what the future may bring
    • I look forward to seeing you
    Definition
    (adv) in a forward direction
    Synonyms : forrader , forward , forwards , onward , onwards
    Example Sentence
    • go ahead
    • the train moved ahead slowly
    • the boat lurched ahead
    • moved onward into the forest
    • they went slowly forward in the mud
    Definition
    (adv) ahead of time; in anticipation
    Synonyms : beforehand , in advance
    Example Sentence
    • when you pay ahead (or in advance) you receive a discount
    • We like to plan ahead
    • should have made reservations beforehand
    Definition
    (adv) to a more advanced or advantageous position
    Example Sentence
    • a young man sure to get ahead
    • pushing talented students ahead
    Definition
    (adv) to a different or a more advanced time (meaning advanced either toward the present or toward the future)
    Example Sentence
    • moved the appointment ahead from Tuesday to Monday
    • pushed the deadline ahead from Tuesday to Wednesday
    Definition
    (adv) leading or ahead in a competition
    Synonyms : in the lead , out front
    Example Sentence
    • 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
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