Meaning of AHEAD in English
(IN THE FUTURE) [adverb] - in or into the future; beforeHe couldn't bear to think of the lonely year ahead.You should think/plan/look ahead - what are you going to need on the trip?We have a lot of hard work lying ahead of us.The earthquake happened a year ahead of scientific predictions.Is Italian time an hour ahead of or an hour behind English time?Although I left home later than Jane, I arrived at the party ahead of her.We sent our luggage on ahead, and it was there when we got to the hotel.You go on ahead (of me), and I'll meet you at the cinema.The project is moving ahead (= developing) quickly/slowly.The government is pressing ahead (= continuing) with its plans to reorganize the health service.
Cambridge English vocab. Кембриджский английский словарь. 2012