ahead - Dictionary definition and meaning for word ahead

(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

(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

(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

(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

(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

(adv) to a more advanced or advantageous position
Example Sentence
  • a young man sure to get ahead
  • pushing talented students ahead

(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

(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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