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Adverb: ahead  u'hed
  1. At or in the front
    "I see the lights of a town ahead"; "the road ahead is foggy"; "staring straight ahead";
    - in front, before
  2. Toward the future; at a later time
    "I like to look ahead in imagination to what the future may bring";
    - forward
  3. In the usual direction of travel, straight on
    "go ahead"; "the train moved ahead slowly"; "the boat lurched ahead";
    - onward, onwards, forward, forwards, forrader [dialect]
  4. Ahead of time; in anticipation
    "when you pay ahead you receive a discount"; "We like to plan ahead";
    - in advance, beforehand
  5. To a more advanced or advantageous position
    "a young man sure to get ahead"; "pushing talented students ahead"
  6. 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"
  7. Leading in a competition
    "the horse was three lengths ahead going into the home stretch"; "ahead by two pawns";
    - out front, in the lead
Adjective: ahead  u'hed
  1. Having the leading position or higher score in a contest
    "he is ahead by a pawn";
    - in the lead, leading

See also: up

Antonym: backward

Encyclopedia: Ahead