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"
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
Origin: [Pref. a- + head.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
a-hed′, adv. farther on: in advance: headlong, as in the phrase 'to go ahead.'
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
The numerical value of AHEAD in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of AHEAD in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We are ahead of track in terms of balancing the federal budget next year, this gives us flexibility to make additional investments ahead of schedule in a wide range of necessary federal infrastructure projects.
They are a couple steps ahead in technology, but light years ahead in culture, democrats put a larger emphasis on digital and data and technology, they put more money into it, they are better at sharing it. Republicans are much more guarded in sharing their resources.
At my headquarters, I'm pressing my staff continually to stay one step ahead of groups like ISIS, AQAP, Al-Shabaab, to stay one step ahead of the weather, to stay one step ahead of the cyberattacks we face, to stay once step ahead of what's happening on our southern border.
Honda's comments reflect the latest view of the government and come ahead of a proposed visit by Abe to the United States in April, they might not want the yen to weaken too much ahead of the visit. So in the short term the yen's weakness could slow, but over the medium term it will still weaken.
He still has 1,500 feet of hard, scary climbing ahead, but mentally he is feeling really confident right now, and incredibly excited. (Jorgeson) is extremely close to completing pitch 15, one of the hardest. (Tuesday) he will try to complete it and catch up to Tommy so they can continue forging ahead.
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