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Definition of "ahead" []

  • At or to the front or head. (adverb)
  • In advance; before: Pay ahead, and you'll receive a discount. (adverb)
  • In or into the future; for the future: planned ahead. (adverb)
  • In an advanced position or a configuration registering the future: Set the clock ahead. (adverb)
  • At or to a different time; earlier or later: moved the appointment ahead, from Tuesday to Monday. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ahead" in a sentence
  • "Though sailing blind, still the pilot cries 'Full speed ahead' yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Though sailing blind, still the pilot cries \'Full speed ahead\' '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Article: The crash and oil spill at the Golden Gate Bridge might be the perfect metaphor of Dubya\'s presidency, if there were only a board of pilots to hold Bush accountable. '"
  • "Donald Tusk is set to lay out his administration's budget plans and other policies for the term ahead in his address Friday, and investors will be watching closely to see how much he intends to consolidate state finances."
  • "Manchester United could go level on points with their neighbours by winning Saturday's home game against Bolton Wanderers, as could Tottenham Hotspur by beating Wolves at White Hart Lane, and Ferguson said it is good for football to see two new teams challenging for the title ahead of the usual threat from Chelsea and Arsenal."