What does ahead mean?

Definitions for ahead
əˈhɛdahead

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ahead(p), in the lead, leadingadverb

    having the leading position or higher score in a contest

    "he is ahead by a pawn"; "the leading team in the pennant race"

  2. ahead, in front, beforeadverb

    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"

  3. ahead, forwardadverb

    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"

  4. ahead, onward, onwards, forward, forwards, forraderadverb

    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"

  5. ahead, in advance, beforehandadverb

    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"

  6. aheadadverb

    to a more advanced or advantageous position

    "a young man sure to get ahead"; "pushing talented students ahead"

  7. aheadadverb

    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"

  8. ahead, out front, in the leadadverb

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. aheadadverb

    In or to the front; in advance; onward.

    The island bore but a little ahead of us. --Fielding.

  2. aheadadverb

    Having progressed more.

    He is far ahead of his class in math.

  3. aheadadverb

    In the direction one is facing or moving.

    Just ahead you can see the cliffs.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aheadadverb

    in or to the front; in advance; onward

    Etymology: [Pref. a- + head.]

  2. Aheadadverb

    headlong; without restraint

    Etymology: [Pref. a- + head.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ahead

    a-hed′, adv. farther on: in advance: headlong, as in the phrase 'to go ahead.'

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. ahead

    A term especially referable to any object farther onward, or immediately before the ship, or in the course steered, and therefore opposed to astern.--Ahead of the reckoning, is sailing beyond the estimated position of the ship.--Ahead is also used for progress; as, cannot get ahead, and is generally applied to forward, in advance.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ahead' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1711

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ahead' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1438

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ahead' in Adverbs Frequency: #148

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ahead in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ahead in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of ahead in a Sentence

  1. Stephen Pearce:

    People were very pleased with the progress we've made on costs, very pleased with the guidance we were providing on the cost journey ahead of us and the certainty and clarity we provided, and with a little bit of an uptick in the iron ore price, yesterday was the time to go back to the market.

  2. Thursday Putin:

    We understand our responsibility, we understand that much still needs to be done... all the events are still ahead.

  3. Paima Brutu:

    Whether or not we agree, we are going ahead with Aceh Singkil district.

  4. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    Faith is of paramount importance. As a matter of fact, it takes faith to persevere all through hard times, trials and challenges. Moreover, it takes faith to believe that what the future or tomorrow holds in stock is far much greater than whatever the past or yesterday has already offered i.e. it takes faith to acknowledge and believe it is possible that the best or the greatest of good old days or yester years is probable to become the worst or the least of what is yet to come i.e. what is ahead of you. Besides, it takes faith to leap and reap God's promises, healing, health, breakthrough and even salvation of human soul. Yes! it is written in (John 11:40) "if only you would believe, you shall see or receive the glory of God". Permit me to tell you that the importance of faith is synonymous with importance of love and money. Oh! yes, love is also of paramount importance. No wonder the scripture says in (1st Corianthians 13:2) It says "whoever that doesn't love is "NOTHING" i.e. irrespective of your social status, qualification and affluence. For the fact you don't love all and sundry, you are "WORTHLESS" in God's sight. Come to think of money, the scripture says in (Ecclesiastes 10:19) it says "money answers all things and not at all some things''. Obviously that infers, as long as you are still living you can't do without money. Moreover, with regard to faith itself which is the subject matter, the scripture says in (Hebrews 10:38) it says "the just shall live by faith, but if anyone draws back my soul will have no pleasure in him" i.e. the person in question. Likewise, the scripture says in (Hebrews 11: 6) it says, "without faith it is impossible to please God". Now, all of the above indicates, it takes nothing else to please God almighty except faith. Besides, all of the above illustrations evidently signifies, faith is truly of paramount importance. So, if you've been faithless all the while. Hence forth, reawaken your senses and then become and remain faithful no matter what happens. I mean, admit the importance of faith, imbibe it (faith) as your attitude, profess it convincingly and undoubtedly too. As well, live with/by it on daily basis. For, that's just expected of you. ~Emeasoba George.

  5. Bart Wakabayashi:

    Ahead of the weekend, there seemed to be a market consensus that something would get done for Greece, so it was a rare occasion when the market takes position for the optimistic view.

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