Definition of Ahead in English :
Define Ahead in English
Ahead meaning in English
Meaning of Ahead in English
Pronunciation of Ahead in English
Ahead pronunciation in English
Pronounce Ahead in Englishsee synonyms of ahead
having the leading position or higher score in a contest
Example Sentences:'he is ahead by a pawn''the leading team in the pennant race'
at or in the front
Example Sentences:'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'
3. ahead, forward
toward the future; forward in time
Example Sentences:'I like to look ahead in imagination to what the future may bring''I look forward to seeing you'
in a forward direction
Example Sentences:'go ahead''the train moved ahead slowly''the boat lurched ahead''moved onward into the forest''they went slowly forward in the mud'
ahead of time; in anticipation
Example Sentences:'when you pay ahead (or in advance) you receive a discount''We like to plan ahead''should have made reservations beforehand'
to a more advanced or advantageous position
Example Sentences:'a young man sure to get ahead''pushing talented students ahead'
to a different or a more advanced time (meaning advanced either toward the present or toward the future)
Example Sentences:'moved the appointment ahead from Tuesday to Monday''pushed the deadline ahead from Tuesday to Wednesday'
leading or ahead in a competition
Example Sentences:'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'
WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.
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Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.
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