Simple Definition of ahead of
: 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 in a sentence
She got ahead of me.
They went on ahead of us and by now are several miles ahead of us.
We have some hard work ahead of us.
The polls show that he is ahead of the other candidates.
The company is working hard to stay one step ahead of the competition.
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
Rhymes with ahead of
afoul of, all kinds of, all sorts of, because of, become of, boxing glove, by dint of, by means of, by way of, courtly love, dispose of, get wind of, hand in glove, have none of, in back of, in case of, in front of, in lieu of, in place of, inside of, in spite of, in terms of, in view of, ladylove, light-o'-love, make fun of, make light of, make much of, make sport of, make use of, mourning dove, on pain of, on top of, outside of, puppy love, turtledove, unheard-of, well-thought-of
AHEAD OF Defined for Kids
Definition of ahead of for Students
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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