Meaning of AHEAD in English

AHEAD

/ əˈhed; NAmE / adverb

HELP NOTE : For the special uses of ahead in phrasal verbs, look at the entries for the verbs. For example press ahead (with sth) is in the phrasal verb section at press .

1.

further forward in space or time; in front :

I'll run ahead and warn them.

The road ahead was blocked.

We've got a lot of hard work ahead.

This will create problems in the months ahead.

He was looking straight ahead (= straight forward, in front of him) .

2.

earlier

SYN in advance :

The party was planned weeks ahead.

3.

winning; further advanced :

Our team was ahead by six points.

You need to work hard to keep ahead.

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WORD ORIGIN

mid 16th cent. (originally in nautical use): from a- in, at + head .

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