Meaning of 'ahead'

Find the meaning of the word ‘ahead’

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Meaning of ‘ahead’

8 definitions found.



having the leading position or higher score in a contest

Synonyms: in the lead


at or in the front

Example: "I see the lights of a town ahead"

Synonyms: before


ahead of time

Synonyms: in advance beforehand


in a forward direction

Example: "go ahead"

Synonyms: forwards


leading or ahead in a competition

Example: "the horse was three lengths ahead going into the home stretch"

Synonyms: out front


to a different or a more advanced time (meaning advanced either toward the present or toward the future)

Example: "moved the appointment ahead from Tuesday to Monday"


to a more advanced or advantageous position

Example: "I created a portfolio in hopes of getting ahead."


toward the future

Synonyms: forward

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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