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Definition of ahead adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



/əˈhɛd/ ahead pronunciation American
help For the special uses of ahead in phrasal verbs, look at the entries for the verbs. For example, press ahead (with something) is in the phrasal verb section at press.1 further forward in space or time; in frontI'll run ahead and warn them.The road ahead was blocked.We've got a lot of hard work ahead.This will create problems in the months ahead.He was looking straight ahead (= straight forward, in front of him).2 earlier synonym in advanceThe party was planned weeks ahead.3 winning; further advancedOur team was ahead by six points.You need to work hard to stay ahead.