HyperDic: ahead

English > 8 senses of the word ahead:
ADVERBallahead, in front, beforeat or in the front
allahead, forwardtoward the future
allahead, onward, onwards, forward, forwards, forraderin a forward direction
allahead, in advance, beforehandahead of time
allaheadto a more advanced or advantageous position
allaheadto a different or a more advanced time (meaning advanced either toward the present or toward the future / future)
allahead, out front, in the leadleading or ahead in a competition
ADJECTIVEallahead, in the lead, leadinghaving the leading position or higher score in a contest
ahead > pronunciation
Soundsahhheh'd
Rhymesabed ... zed: 93 rhymes with ehd...
English > ahead: 8 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHaving the leading position or higher score in a contest.
Example"he is ahead by a pawn"
Synonymsin the lead, leading
BroaderupBeing or moving higher in position or greater in some value
English > ahead: 8 senses > adverb 1
MeaningAt or in the front.
Examples
  • "I see the lights of a town ahead"
  • "the road ahead is foggy"
  • "staring straight ahead"
Synonymsin front, before
Spanishante, antes, delante, hacia adelante, por delante
Catalandavant
English > ahead: 8 senses > adverb 2
MeaningToward the future; forward in time.
Example"I like to look ahead in imagination to what the future may bring"
Synonymforward
Oppositeback, backwardIn or to or toward a past time
Spanishadelante
English > ahead: 8 senses > adverb 3
MeaningIn a forward direction.
Examples
  • "go ahead"
  • "the train moved ahead slowly"
  • "the boat lurched ahead"
Synonymsonward, onwards, forward, forwards, forrader
English > ahead: 8 senses > adverb 4
Meaningahead of time; in anticipation.
Examples
  • "when you pay ahead (or in advance) you receive a discount"
  • "We like to plan ahead"
Synonymsin advance, beforehand
Spanishanticipadamente
Catalanper endavant, prèviament
English > ahead: 8 senses > adverb 5
MeaningTo a more advanced or advantageous position.
Examples
  • "a young man sure to get ahead"
  • "pushing talented students ahead"
English > ahead: 8 senses > adverb 6
MeaningTo a different or a more advanced time (meaning advanced either toward the present or toward the future / future).
Examples
  • "moved the appointment ahead from Tuesday to Monday"
  • "pushed the deadline ahead from Tuesday to Wednesday"
English > ahead: 8 senses > adverb 7
Meaningleading or ahead in a competition.
Examples
  • "the horse was three lengths ahead going into the home stretch"
  • "ahead by two pawns"
Synonymsout front, in the lead
Catalanal davant

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