ahead, in front, before

(adverb) 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”

ahead, in advance, beforehand

(adverb) ahead of time; in anticipation; “when you pay ahead (or in advance) you receive a discount”; “We like to plan ahead”; “should have made reservations beforehand”

ahead, onward, onwards, forward, forwards, forrader

(adverb) 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”

ahead, out front, in the lead

(adverb) 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”


(adverb) 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”


(adverb) to a more advanced or advantageous position; “a young man sure to get ahead”; “pushing talented students ahead”

ahead, forward

(adverb) 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”

Source: WordNet® 3.1



ahead (not comparable)

In or to the front; in advance; onward.

In the direction one is facing or moving.

In or for the future.

At an earlier time.

Having progressed more.


• (nautical) astern

• behind


• straight ahead


• aahed

Source: Wiktionary

A*head", adv. Etym: [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.]

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


Word of the Day

5 December 2022


(adjective) unhurried and with care and dignity; “walking at the same measured pace”; “with all deliberate speed”

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Coffee Trivia

Plain brewed coffee contains almost no calories, while coffee with dairy products, sugar, and other flavorings is much higher in calories. An espresso has 20 calories. A nonfat latte has 72, while a flavored one has 134.

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