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  • 1 ahead — a‧head [əˈhed] adverb if the value of something is ahead of a previous level, it has increased: • The shares were ahead more than 11% at one stage, and closed 85 up at 944p. * * * ahead UK US /əˈhed/ adverb ► at a better, higher, or greater level …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 ahead of — This prepositional phrase has been in use since the 18c in the physical sense ‘in front of’ and from the following century in the figurative sense ‘better than, superior to (in quality, performance, etc)’. Its meaning in relation to time dates… …

    Modern English usage

  • 3 Ahead — A*head , adv. [Pref. a + head.] 1. In or to the front; in advance; onward. [1913 Webster] The island bore but a little ahead of us. Fielding. [1913 Webster] 2. Headlong; without restraint. [Obs.] L Estrange. [1913 Webster] {To go ahead}. (a) To… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 ahead — [ə hed′] adv., adj. 1. in or to the front 2. forward; onward 3. toward the future; in advance 4. winning or leading 5. having something as a profit or advantage ahead of in advance of; before ge …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Ahead — steht für: Den alten Namen der Nero AG (vor 2005 noch Ahead Software AG), ein deutsches Software Unternehmen AHEAD (Munition), eine Air Burst Munition von Rheinmetall Ein System für ein Lenkkopflager beim Fahrrad …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 6 ahead — ► ADVERB 1) further forward in space or time. 2) in advance. 3) in the lead. ● ahead of Cf. ↑ahead of …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 ahead — (adv.) 1620s, at the head, in front, from a on (see A (Cf. a ) (1)) + HEAD (Cf. head). Originally nautical. To be ahead of (one s) time attested by 1837 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 ahead — [adv] in front or advance of advanced, advancing, ahead, along, ante, antecedently, at an advantage, at the head, before, beforehand, earlier, first, fore, foremost, forward, forwards, in the foreground, in the lead, leading, on, onward, onwards …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 ahead of — ► ahead of 1) before. 2) earlier than planned or expected. Main Entry: ↑ahead …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 ahead — forward, *before Antonyms: behind Contrasted words: *after: *abaft, aft, astern …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 ahead — I [[t]əhe̱d[/t]] ADVERB USES ♦♦ (In addition to the uses shown below, ahead is used in phrasal verbs such as get ahead , go ahead , and press ahead .) 1) ADV: ADV after v, n ADV, ADV with cl Something that is ahead is in front of you. If you look …

    English dictionary

  • 12 ahead — a|head W2S2 [əˈhed] adv ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(in front)¦ 2¦(forward)¦ 3¦(before somebody else)¦ 4¦(future)¦ 5¦(before an event)¦ 6 ahead of schedule 7¦(progress/success)¦ 8¦(advanced)¦ 9¦(WINNING)¦ 10 go ahead …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 ahead — a|head [ ə hed ] function word *** Ahead is used in the following ways: as an adverb: I could see the end of the tunnel ahead. in the preposition phrase ahead of: We have some difficult problems ahead of us. 1. ) in front of you a ) used for… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 ahead */*/*/ — UK [əˈhed] / US adverb Summary: Ahead is used in the following ways: as an adverb: I could see the end of the tunnel ahead. in the preposition phrase ahead of: We have some difficult problems ahead of us. 1) in front of someone a) used for saying …

    English dictionary

  • 15 ahead — adverb 1 IN FRONT OF in front of someone or something by a short distance: He kept his gaze fixed on the car ahead. (+ of): Tim pointed to a tree ahead of them. | up ahead: We could see the lights of Las Vegas up ahead.27. 2 FORWARD if someone or …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 ahead*/*/*/ — [əˈhed] adv 1) in front of sb in the direction in front of you There s a motel just a few miles ahead.[/ex] She walked ahead of him along the corridor.[/ex] Instead of turning left, he drove straight ahead towards the river.[/ex] 2) in the future …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 17 ahead — /euh hed /, adv. 1. in or to the front; in advance of; before: Walk ahead of us. 2. in a forward direction; onward; forward: The line of cars moved ahead slowly. 3. into or for the future: Plan ahead. 4. so as to register a later time: to set the …

    Universalium

  • 18 ahead — adj., adv. 1) far ahead 2) ahead by (our team was ahead by three points) 3) ahead of (ahead of one s competitors) 4) (misc.) straight ahead; full speed ahead * * * [ə hed] full speed ahead (misc.) straight ahead far ahead ahead by (our team was… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19 ahead — /əˈhɛd / (say uh hed) adverb 1. Also, on ahead. in or to the front; in advance; before. 2. forward; onward. –phrase 3. be ahead, to be at an advantage; be winning: I was well ahead in the deal. 4. be ahead of the game, Colloquial to have an… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 ahead — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adv. before, in advance (of); leading, winning. See priority, superiority, front.Ant., behind. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Going forward] Syn. advancing, progressing, onward, leading; see forward 1 . 2.… …

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