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 ahead ahead

adv

  • ( ) at or in the front  ( ahead, before, in front )
    at or in the front
     I see the lights of a town ahead
    I see the lights of a town ahead
     the road ahead is foggy
    the road ahead is foggy
     staring straight ahead
    staring straight ahead
     we couldn't see over the heads of the people in front
    we couldn't see over the heads of the people in front
     with the cross of Jesus marching on before
    with the cross of Jesus marching on before
  • ( ) in a forward direction  ( ahead, forrader, forward, forwards, onward, onwards )
    in a forward direction
     go ahead
    go ahead
     the train moved ahead slowly
    the train moved ahead slowly
     the boat lurched ahead
    the boat lurched ahead
     moved onward into the forest
    moved onward into the forest
     they went slowly forward in the mud
    they went slowly forward in the mud
  • ( ) toward the future; forward in time  ( ahead, forward )
    toward the future; forward in time
     I like to look ahead in imagination to what the future may bring
    I like to look ahead in imagination to what the future may bring
     I look forward to seeing you
    I look forward to seeing you
  • ( ) ahead of time; in anticipation  ( ahead, beforehand, in advance )
    ahead of time; in anticipation
     when you pay ahead (or in advance) you receive a discount
    when you pay ahead (or in advance) you receive a discount
     We like to plan ahead
    We like to plan ahead
     should have made reservations beforehand
    should have made reservations beforehand
  • leading or ahead in a competition  ( ahead, in the lead, out front )
    leading or ahead in a competition
     the horse was three lengths ahead going into the home stretch
    the horse was three lengths ahead going into the home stretch
     ahead by two pawns
    ahead by two pawns
     our candidate is in the lead in the polls
    our candidate is in the lead in the polls
     way out front in the race
    way out front in the race
     the advertising campaign put them out front in sales
    the advertising campaign put them out front in sales
  • to a different or a more advanced time (meaning advanced either toward the present or toward the future)  ( 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
    moved the appointment ahead from Tuesday to Monday
     pushed the deadline ahead from Tuesday to Wednesday
    pushed the deadline ahead from Tuesday to Wednesday
  • to a more advanced or advantageous position  ( ahead )
    to a more advanced or advantageous position
     a young man sure to get ahead
    a young man sure to get ahead
     pushing talented students ahead
    pushing talented students ahead
  • adj

  • ( ) having the leading position or higher score in a contest  ( ahead, in the lead, leading )
    having the leading position or higher score in a contest
     he is ahead by a pawn
    he is ahead by a pawn
     the leading team in the pennant race
    the leading team in the pennant race


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