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ahead of time

Definition of ahead of time

  1. :  at an earlier or previous time :  in advance :  beforehand <She read the report ahead of time to prepare for the meeting.> <She prepared most of the food ahead of time.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  in a forward direction or position :  forward

    :  in front

    :  in, into, or for the future

  1. :  the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues :  duration

    :  a nonspatial continuum that is measured in terms of events which succeed one another from past through present to future

    :  leisure

  1. :  to arrange or set the time of :  schedule

    :  to regulate (a watch) to keep correct time

    :  to set the tempo, speed, or duration of

  1. :  of or relating to time

    :  recording time

    :  timed to ignite or explode at a specific moment

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a sculptured or ornamented band

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