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Meaning & Definition of Ahead in English

English

Ahead

/əhɛd/

adjective

1. Having the leading position or higher score in a contest

  • "He is ahead by a pawn"
  • "The leading team in the pennant race"
    synonym:
  • ahead(p)
  • ,
  • in the lead
  • ,
  • leading

adverb

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"
    synonym:
  • ahead
  • ,
  • in front
  • ,
  • before

2. Toward the future

  • Forward in time
  • "I like to look ahead in imagination to what the future may bring"
  • "I look forward to seeing you"
    synonym:
  • ahead
  • ,
  • forward

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"
    synonym:
  • ahead
  • ,
  • onward
  • ,
  • onwards
  • ,
  • forward
  • ,
  • forwards
  • ,
  • forrader

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • ahead
  • ,
  • in advance
  • ,
  • beforehand

5. To a more advanced or advantageous position

  • "A young man sure to get ahead"
  • "Pushing talented students ahead"
    synonym:
  • ahead

6. 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"
    synonym:
  • ahead

7. 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"
    synonym:
  • ahead
  • ,
  • out front
  • ,
  • in the lead

Examples of using

This gadget is light years ahead of any other.
You sure are good in English. Go ahead, speak in English!
I'll go ahead.