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ahead of

preposition

: in, at, or to a place before (someone or something)

: in the future for (someone or something)

: having a lead or advantage over (a competitor)

Full Definition of AHEAD OF

1
:  in front or advance of
2
:  in excess of

Examples of AHEAD OF

  1. She got ahead of me.
  2. They went on ahead of us and by now are several miles ahead of us.
  3. We have some hard work ahead of us.
  4. The polls show that he is ahead of the other candidates.
  5. The company is working hard to stay one step ahead of the competition.
  6. They were trailing us by 5 points earlier in the game, but now they're ahead of us by 7.

First Known Use of AHEAD OF

1613

Related to AHEAD OF

Synonyms
afore [chiefly dialect], before, ere, fore (also 'fore) [chiefly dialect], of, previous to, prior to, to
Antonyms
after, following
AHEAD OF Defined for Kids

ahead of

preposition

Definition of AHEAD OF for Kids

1
:  in front of <He stood ahead of me in line.>
2
:  earlier than <They arrived ahead of us.>
3
:  having a lead over <The other team is ahead of us by two points.>

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