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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ahead  \A*head"\,  adv  [Pref.  a-  +  head.] 
  1.  In  or  to  the  front;  in  advance;  onward. 
 
  The  island  bore  but  a  little  ahead  of  us 
  --Fielding. 
 
  2.  Headlong;  without  restraint.  [Obs.]  --L'Estrange. 
 
  {To  go  ahead}. 
  a  To  go  in  advance. 
  b  To  go  on  onward. 
  c  To  push  on  in  an  enterprise.  [Colloq] 
 
  {To  get  ahead  of}. 
  a  To  get  in  advance  of 
  b  To  surpass;  to  get  the  better  of  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ahead 
  adj  :  having  the  leading  position  or  higher  score  in  a  contest; 
  "he  is  ahead  by  a  pawn";  "the  leading  team  in  the 
  pennant  race"  [syn:  {ahead(p)},  {in  the  lead},  {leading}] 
  adv  1:  at  or  in  the  front;  "I  see  the  lights  of  a  town  ahead";  "the 
  road  ahead  is  foggy";  "staring  straight  ahead";  "we 
  couldn't  see  over  the  heads  of  the  people  in  front"; 
  "with  the  cross  of  Jesus  marching  on  before"  [syn:  {in 
  front},  {before}] 
  2:  toward  the  future;  forward  in  time;  "I  like  to  look  ahead  in 
  imagination  to  what  the  future  may  bring";  "I  look  forward 
  to  seeing  you"  [syn:  {forward}]  [ant:  {back},  {back}] 
  3:  in  a  forward  direction;  "go  ahead";  "the  train  moved  ahead 
  slowly";  "the  boat  lurched  ahead";  "moved  onward  into  the 
  forest";  "they  went  slowly  forward  in  the  mud"  [syn:  {onward}, 
  {onwards},  {forward},  {forwards},  {forrader}] 
  4:  ahead  of  time;  in  anticipation;  "when  you  pay  ahead  (or  in 
  advance)  you  receive  a  discount";  "We  like  to  plan  ahead"; 
  "should  have  made  reservatons  beforehand"  [syn:  {in 
  advance},  {beforehand}] 
  5:  to  a  more  advanced  or  advantageous  position;  "a  young  man 
  sure  to  get  ahead";  "pushing  talented  students  ahead" 
  6:  to  a  different  or  a  more  advanced  time  (meaning  advanced 
  either  toward  the  present  or  toward  the  future);  "moved 
  the  appointment  ahead  from  Tuesday  to  Monday";  "pushed  the 
  deadline  ahead  from  Tuesday  to  Wednesday" 
  7:  leading  or  ahead  in  a  competition;  "the  horse  was  three 
  lengths  ahead  going  into  the  home  stretch";  "ahead  by  two 
  pawns";  "our  candidate  is  in  the  lead  in  the  polls";  "way 
  out  front  in  the  race";  "the  advertising  campaign  put  them 
  out  front  in  sales"  [syn:  {out  front},  {in  the  lead}] 




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