Definitions of ahead

  1. 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"
  2. 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"
  3. 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"
  4. 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"
  5. 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"
  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. to a more advanced or advantageous position; " a young man sure to get ahead"; " pushing talented students ahead"
  8. having the leading position or higher score in a contest; " he is ahead by a pawn"; " the leading team in the pennant race"
  9. In or to the front; in advance; onward.
  10. To or in the front; forward; onward.
  11. Further on: in advance: headlong.
  12. Further on; in front; onward.
  13. At the head; in advance; forward.
  14. In advance; further forward than another.

Usage examples for ahead

  1. 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 – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  2. Fire ahead, and say what ye're wantin' to. – From the Valley of the Missing by Grace Miller White
  3. My place is to go on ahead with my men. – The Covered Wagon by Emerson Hough
  4. No; Hammer says they're sure to go ahead this time. – The Bondboy by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  5. Sister Nora was far ahead of her time; it should have fallen twenty years later. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  6. Best drive ahead, at any rate. – The Great Hunger by Johan Bojer
  7. Well, you've found her: so sing ahead and be happy. – News from the Duchy by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  8. Perhaps there are hunters ahead of us, as well as behind." – Umboo, the Elephant by Howard R. Garis
  9. I can only go ahead." – Winds of the World by Talbot Mundy
  10. 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
  11. How did you get here ahead of him? – The Unwilling Vestal by Edward Lucas White
  12. Ahead of me, the house of the Lord. – Pleasure & Profit in Bible Study by Dwight Moody
  13. The stranger sent his horse in ahead of Drew's. – Ride Proud, Rebel! by Andre Alice Norton
  14. Go ahead and ask it. – Love Conquers All by Robert C. Benchley
  15. " Well, go ahead," said Uncle Fred. – Six Little Bunkers at Uncle Fred's by Laura Lee Hope
  16. Go ahead now, and keep to the right. – The Gray Mask by Wadsworth Camp
  17. And now come ahead. – The Gloved Hand by Burton E. Stevenson
  18. I knew you were just ahead, when it happened. – The Other Girls by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  19. " Nearly dead ahead, sir," was the reply. – The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  20. Shall I go ahead? – The Leech by Phillips Barbee