Associations to the word «Ahead»


AHEAD, adverb. In or to the front; in advance; onward.
AHEAD, adverb. In the direction one is facing or moving.
AHEAD, adverb. In or for the future.
AHEAD, adverb. At an earlier time.
AHEAD, adverb. Having progressed more.
AHEAD IN THE COUNT, adjective. (baseball) (of a pitcher) Having more strikes than balls against a batter in an at-bat.
AHEAD IN THE COUNT, adjective. (baseball) (of a batter) Having fewer strikes than balls against a pitcher in an at-bat.
AHEAD OF, preposition. In front of.
AHEAD OF, preposition. Preceding.
AHEAD OF, preposition. In the future of.
AHEAD OF, preposition. In advance of.
AHEAD OF, preposition. Having made more progress than.
AHEAD OF ONE'S TIME, prepositional phrase. (idiomatic) In advance of concurrent commonly accepted ideas; showing characteristics of changes yet to be; present in one's work before later advances in the field.
AHEAD OF THE CURVE, prepositional phrase. (idiomatic) Changing before competitors.
AHEAD OF THE CURVE, prepositional phrase. (idiomatic) Above average; generally performing well.
AHEAD OF THE GAME, prepositional phrase. (idiomatic) Having completed a task before it is due; ready, prepared, or anticipating.
AHEAD OF TIME, prepositional phrase. Prior to the expected time; early.

Dictionary definition

AHEAD, 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, 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".
AHEAD, 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, 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, adverb. To a more advanced or advantageous position; "a young man sure to get ahead"; "pushing talented students ahead".
AHEAD, 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".
AHEAD, 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".
AHEAD, adjective. Having the leading position or higher score in a contest; "he is ahead by a pawn"; "the leading team in the pennant race".

Wise words

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery