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Ahead appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Now I saw a man I set a fix at nod: "no leporidae hailed a taxi-man in a mix at a deli ahead… I rope London taxi fates in a maw as I won".
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The word ahead is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the adjective ahead

What does ahead mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more ahead / most ahead

  1. having the leading position or higher score in a contest
    • example: he is ahead by a pawn
    • adjective position: predicative adjective (it occurs after a verb that follows the noun)
    • synonyms of ahead: in the lead / leading
    • similar: up

Definition of the adverb ahead

What does ahead mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. at or in the front
    • examples: I see the lights of a town ahead | the road ahead is foggy | staring straight ahead
    • synonyms of ahead: before / in front
  2. toward the future; forward in time
    • example: I like to look ahead in imagination to what the future may bring
    • synonym of ahead: forward
    • antonym of ahead: back
  3. in a forward direction
  4. ahead of time; in anticipation
    • examples: when you pay ahead (or in advance) you receive a discount | We like to plan ahead
    • synonyms of ahead: beforehand / in advance
  5. to a more advanced or advantageous position
    • examples: 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)
    • examples: moved the appointment ahead from Tuesday to Monday | pushed the deadline ahead from Tuesday to Wednesday
  7. leading or ahead in a competition
    • examples: the horse was three lengths ahead going into the home stretch | ahead by two pawns
    • synonyms of ahead: in the lead / out front

Alternative definition of the adverb ahead


  1. In or to the front; in advance; onward.
  2. Having progressed more.
  3. In the direction one is facing or moving.


AHEAD is an Aviation waypoint.


  1. "Ahead" is a musical album of Lunik.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  2. "Ahead" is a composition.
  3. "Ahead" is a musical single of Wire.
    • released in (28 years ago)
  4. "Ahead" is a musical album of Disharmonic Orchestra.
    • released on (12 years ago)
  5. "Ahead" is a musical album of Missing Link.
    • released in (17 years ago)
  6. "Ahead" is a musical album of Andrew Booker.
    • released in (19 years ago)

Phrases with Ahead

Phrases starting with the word Ahead:

  1. Ahead of
  2. ahead of time

Phrases ending with the word Ahead:

  1. go ahead
  2. go-ahead
  3. get ahead
  4. set ahead
  5. dead ahead
  6. Look Ahead
  7. plow ahead
  8. pull ahead
  9. Went Ahead
  10. forge ahead
  11. Press Ahead
  12. to go ahead
  13. Forged Ahead
  14. thrust ahead
  15. to get ahead
  16. to pull ahead
  17. One Step Ahead

Other phrase containing the word Ahead:

  1. Go-Ahead Run

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Ahead

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Google previewFowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2016)

by Jeremy Butterfield

78: We are some minutes ahead of you already). Shaw is also credited with an early use (in 1934) of the cliché ...

Google previewEnglish-Cheyenne Dictionary (1915)

by Rodolphe Charles Petter

ahead, evehona,one goes ahead, is progressive, aggress- ive ; maeto, in front; ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (1998)

Volume 39 - Supplement 24 - Entity Identification to Virtual Reality in Driving Simulation by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

r Jumping Ahead To jump directly from x„ to jc„+v with an MLCG, for large v, use the relation x„n = avx„ mod m = (av mod m)x„ mod m. The constant a" mod m can be precomputed using a divide-to-conquer algorithm (2). For an LCG with c ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions (1889)

Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology by Richard Soule

oar' snmp Get ahead, Proceed, progress, advance, get on, get forward, get along. Get along, Proceed, um snssn. Get among, Come among, come into the company of. Get asleep, Go to sleep, fall asleep. Get at, 1. Discover, determine, iind out.

Google previewThe McNab Encyclopaedia of Marine Appliances, 1920 (1920)

For ordinary direct speed ahead the rudders will be fully opened out. \Vhen the deflectors are partially closed, the speed of the boat will be reduced to about one- half the full ahead speed, the engines still running at the same revolutions, as in ...

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What you need to do ahead of the event - British Sign Language

Quotes about Ahead

Most of our future lies ahead. (Denny Crum)
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Scrabble value of A1H4E1A1D2

The value of this 5-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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