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adverb or adjective \ə-ˈhed\

Simple Definition of ahead

  • : in or toward the front

  • : to or toward the place where someone is going

  • : in, into, or for the future

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of ahead

  1. 1 a :  in a forward direction or position :  forward b :  in front

  2. 2 :  in, into, or for the future <plan ahead>

  3. 3 :  in or toward a more advantageous position <helped others to get ahead>

  4. 4 :  at or to an earlier time :  in advance <make payments ahead>

1596

First Known Use of ahead

1596

Rhymes with ahead

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AHEAD Defined for Kids

ahead

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adverb or adjective \ə-ˈhed\

Definition of ahead for Students

  1. 1 :  in or toward the front <The road stretched ahead for many miles.>

  2. 2 :  into or for the future <You should think ahead.>





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