What does ahead mean?

Definitions for ahead
əˈhɛdahead

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ahead.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. 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"

  3. ahead, forward(adverb)

    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, 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"

  5. 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"

  6. ahead(adverb)

    to a more advanced or advantageous position

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

  7. ahead(adverb)

    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 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"

Wiktionary

  1. ahead(Adverb)

    In or to the front; in advance; onward.

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

  2. ahead(Adverb)

    Having progressed more.

    He is far ahead of his class in math.

  3. ahead(Adverb)

    In the direction one is facing or moving.

    Just ahead you can see the cliffs.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ahead(adverb)

    in or to the front; in advance; onward

    Etymology: [Pref. a- + head.]

  2. Ahead(adverb)

    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

How to pronounce ahead?

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How to say ahead in sign language?

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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. Parisa Tabriz:

    Anybody who's working in defense -- police officers, security, or law enforcement -- has to stop and think 'what is the enemy or the attacker going to do?' because you always want to stay one step ahead of them.

  2. Stephen Kaboyo:

    Oil comes with its own hype. This investment seems to be way ahead of its time, these investors won't find enough business activity to support them right away. We'll have idle capacity.

  3. Kit Juckes:

    We've had two and a half months of rocking risk-on that's taken equities market further than anybody would have expected and we're having a big co-ordinated joined-up pause ahead of the Fed meeting.

  4. Mike Rawlings:

    Please continue to pray for the family of Botham Shem Jean tonight and in the weeks and months ahead.

  5. Colin Cieszynski:

    The market is pretty indecisive. People really don't know what to do here, we've got this big event on Thursday and nobody wants to get too far overextended in either direction ahead of that.

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