Meaning of AHEAD in English

AHEAD

I. əˈhed adverb

Etymology: a- (I) + head

1. : in or toward a position in advance

set the clock ahead

: farther in the direction in which a person or thing is going

send your dog ahead — Corey Ford

the road stretches straight ahead

: forward , onward

the propeller is turning ahead

2. : at or toward a point of time before another

he moves the spring starting of chicks ahead to late fall — New England Homestead

: in advance

plan ahead

3. : in or toward a position of advantage

facilities for pushing ahead talented students — Saturday Review

II. adjective

1. : farther in the direction in which a person or thing is going : farther forward in time — used postpositively

advance to the next job ahead — W.J.Reilly

2. : leading toward a position of advantage — used postpositively

a way ahead for aspiring youths

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.