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Meaning of AHEAD

Pronunciation:  u'hed

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adv]  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"
  2. [adv]  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"
  3. [adv]  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"
  4. [adv]  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"
  5. [adv]  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"
  6. [adv]  to a more advanced or advantageous position; "a young man sure to get ahead"; "pushing talented students ahead"
  7. [adv]  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 is a 5 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: before, beforehand, forrader, forward, forwards, in advance, in front, in the lead, onward, onwards, out front
 Antonyms: back, backward



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A*head"\, adv. [Pref. a- + head.]
1. In or to the front; in advance; onward.

         The island bore but a little ahead of us.

2. Headlong; without restraint. [Obs.] --L'Estrange.

{To go ahead}.
   (a) To go in advance.
   (b) To go on onward.
   (c) To push on in an enterprise. [Colloq]

{To get ahead of}.
   (a) To get in advance of.
   (b) To surpass; to get the better of. [Colloq.]

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