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Definitions of ahead

  1.   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"
  2.   to a more advanced or advantageous position; " a young man sure to get ahead"; " pushing talented students ahead"
  3.   In or to the front; in advance; onward.
  4.   At the head; in advance; forward.
  5.   Headlong; without restraint.
  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.   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"
  8.   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"
  9.   having the leading position or higher score in a contest; " he is ahead by a pawn"; " the leading team in the pennant race"
  10.   Further on: in advance: headlong.
  11.   In advance; further forward than another.
  12.   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"
  13.   To or in the front; forward; onward.
  14.   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"
  15.   Further on; in front; onward.

Quotes of ahead

  1. We are pushing ahead as fast as we can for all audiences, whether for the business user, the child, or the digital music enthusiast. – Jim Allchin
  2. Night was running ahead of itself. – Jorge Amado
  3. But it is possible that, in the days ahead these years we have lived through may eventually be thought of simply as a period of disturbance and regression. – Hjalmar Branting
  4. Be always sure you are right- then go ahead – Davy Crockett
  5. You have to change the set, stay ahead of the curve. – Carson Daly
  6. I hope that 9/11 has grouped us as one, and in doing so it has united us. Perhaps as a unit we can help each other get ahead survive and succeed in this free world. And hey guys, let's not forget out manners!! – Doug Davidson
  7. Further, the United States is moving ahead in the development of clean coal technology. There are vast coal reserves in our country, and when it is burned cleanly, coal can provide a resource to supply a large amount of our energy requirements. – Virgil Goode
  8. It's life isn't it? You plow ahead and make a hit. And you plow on and someone passes you. Then someone passes them. Time levels. – Katharine Hepburn
  9. The time your game is most vulnerable is when you're ahead never let up. – Rod Laver
  10. Just the other day I pulled out this old cassette of Ragged Glory and I popped it into my cassette player and I was digging it. They were just a great rock and roll band, one that presents the song ahead of everything else- there's no grand idea or concept behind it. – Krist Novoselic
  11. The time to take counsel of your fears is before you make an important battle decision. That's the time to listen to every fear you can imagine! When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead – George S. Patton
  12. Don't waste time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead sometimes you're behind. – Mary Schmich
  13. Do not be in a hurry to succeed. What would you have to live for afterwards? Better make the horizon your goal; it will always be ahead of you. – William Makepeace Thackeray
  14. The producers who wanted me to do it liked me and trusted me, and more than one scene was only one take, because I'd plan ahead what I thought would be appropriate for that scene -so one take was enough. – Fay Wray

Usage examples for ahead

  1. Best drive ahead at any rate. ” – The Great Hunger by Johan Bojer
  2. Sister Nora was far ahead of her time; it should have fallen twenty years later. ” – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  3. “ I can only go ahead – Winds of the World by Talbot Mundy
  4. How did you get here ahead of him? ” – The Unwilling Vestal by Edward Lucas White
  5. My place is to go on ahead with my men. ” – The Covered Wagon by Emerson Hough
  6. “ No, Mr. Breen, Ruth wants you; we will be with you in a few minutes-" Then after the two had passed on ahead Look at them, Major- aren't they a joy, just to watch? ” – Peter A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero by F. Hopkinson Smith
  7. Go ahead now, and keep to the right. ” – The Gray Mask by Wadsworth Camp
  8. Perhaps there are hunters ahead of us, as well as behind." ” – Umboo, the Elephant by Howard R. Garis
  9. The stranger sent his horse in ahead of Drew's. ” – Ride Proud, Rebel! by Andre Alice Norton
  10. Never mind; go ahead – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  11. “ " Well, go ahead said Uncle Fred. ” – Six Little Bunkers at Uncle Fred's by Laura Lee Hope
  12. Shall I go ahead – The Leech by Phillips Barbee
  13. Fire ahead and say what ye're wantin' to. ” – From the Valley of the Missing by Grace Miller White
  14. “ " Nearly dead ahead sir," was the reply. ” – The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  15. And now come ahead – The Gloved Hand by Burton E. Stevenson
  16. Go ahead and ask it. ” – Love Conquers All by Robert C. Benchley
  17. Well, you've found her: so sing ahead and be happy. ” – News from the Duchy by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  18. “ I knew you were just ahead when it happened. ” – The Other Girls by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  19. Ahead of me, the house of the Lord. ” – Pleasure & Profit in Bible Study by Dwight Moody
  20. “ No; Hammer says they're sure to go ahead this time. ” – The Bondboy by George W. (George Washington) Ogden

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