Definitions for AHEADəˈhɛd
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word AHEAD
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
in or to the front; before.
in a forward direction; onward.
into or for the future:
so as to register a later time:
to set the clock ahead.
at or to a different time, either earlier or later.
onward toward success:
to get ahead in the world.
(adj.)having the highest score so far, as in a competition; presently winning.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Idioms for ahead:
ahead of, before or further than.
Origin of ahead:
ahead(p), in the lead, leading(adverb)
having the leading position or higher score in a contest
"he is ahead by a pawn"; "the leading team in the pennant race"
ahead, in front, before(adverb)
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"
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"
ahead, onward, onwards, forward, forwards, forrader(adverb)
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"
ahead, in advance, beforehand(adverb)
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"
to a more advanced or advantageous position
"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)
"moved the appointment ahead from Tuesday to Monday"; "pushed the deadline ahead from Tuesday to Wednesday"
ahead, out front, in the lead(adverb)
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
in front of
The red car moved ahead.; two people ahead of me in line; Keep going, straight ahead.
in or toward the future
We're looking ahead to next year.
She's working hard to get ahead in the company.; One team is ahead of us in the league.
before the planned time
The tunnel was finished ahead of schedule.
In or to the front; in advance; onward.
The island bore but a little ahead of us. --Fielding.
Having progressed more.
He is far ahead of his class in math.
In the direction one is facing or moving.
Just ahead you can see the cliffs.
in or to the front; in advance; onward
headlong; without restraint
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'AHEAD' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1711
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'AHEAD' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1438
Rank popularity for the word 'AHEAD' in Adverbs Frequency: #148
Anagrams of AHEAD
Translations for AHEAD
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(often with of ) in front; in advance
He went on ahead of me; We are well ahead (of our rivals).
- أمَام، مُتَقَدِّم عَلَىArabic
- à frentePortuguese (BR)
- před; vpředuCzech
- foran; fremoverDanish
- μπροστά (από)Greek
- جلو؛ پیشاپیشFarsi
- en avant (de)French
- u prednostiCroatian
- elöl, előreHungarian
- mendahului, di depanIndonesian
- á undanIcelandic
- davanti a, avantiItalian
- (ko) priekyjeLithuanian
- ke depanMalay
- foran; framoverNorwegian
- جلو؛ پیشاپیشPersian
- à frentePortuguese
- вперёд; впередиRussian
- pred, vpreduSlovak
- önde, öne, öndenTurkish
- 在…之前Chinese (Trad.)
- вперед, напередUkrainian
- phía trướcVietnamese
- 在…前，预先，领先Chinese (Simp.)
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