Definitions for ahead
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ahead.
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"
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"
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, 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"
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"
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 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"
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from a and head.
And now the mighty Centaur seems to lead,
And now the speedy dolphin gets ahead. John Dryden, Æn.
It is mightily the fault of parents, guardians, tutors, and governours, that so many men miscarry. They suffer them at first to run ahead, and, when perverse inclinations are advanced into habits, there is no dealing with them. Roger L'Estrange, Fab.
in or to the front; in advance; onward
headlong; without restraint
Etymology: [Pref. a- + head.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
a-hed′, adv. farther on: in advance: headlong, as in the phrase 'to go ahead.'
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
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.
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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
They’re trying to pull together where did the money come from to enable Burlington College to convince (People’s United Bank) and the diocese to go ahead with the deal.
Well, I got in this pocket... damp wet wipes. I am supposed to go ahead at every doorknob, everything else... no touching. They are always telling me do not touch my face. That is really hard, i have certain gestures I have had all my life... now I am sitting there like this.
I hope the Supreme Court is listening to the people of the United States because – to go back to Adam Sexton’s question – I think if you want to see a revolution go ahead, outlaw Roe v. Wade and see what the response is of the public, particularly young people, because I think that will not be acceptable to young women or young men.
The aim here is to silence the opposition media ahead of an election, it is wrong to see this as aimed just at our group. They are starting with us to test the waters and if it doesn't spark an outcry, it could then spread to other media groups.
Together, these factors point to further inflation pressures ahead as firms try to pass on cost rises to consumers.
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