What does ahead mean?

ahead meaning in General Dictionary

In or even to the front ahead of time onward

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  • toward tomorrow; forward eventually
  • to an even more higher level or advantageous position
  • to another or a far more advanced level time (definition advanced often toward today's or toward the long run)
  • leading or ahead in a competition
  • in a forward course
  • in advance; in anticipation
  • at or perhaps in the leading
  • obtaining the leading position or maybe more rating in a contest
  • In or to the front; beforehand; onward.
  • Headlong; without discipline.

ahead meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1620s, "at the pinnacle, ahead," from a- "on" (see a- (1)) + head (n.). Initially nautical. To-be ahead of (one's) time attested by 1837.

ahead meaning in General Dictionary

(adv.) In or even leading; in advance; onward.

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  • (adv.) Headlong; without discipline.

Sentence Examples with the word ahead

And so, if the railroad reached round the world, I think that I should keep ahead of you; and as for seeing the country and getting experience of that kind, I should have to cut your acquaintance altogether.

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