Definition of ahead
1a : in a forward direction or position : forwardb : in front
2 : in, into, or for the future plan ahead
3 : in or toward a more advantageous position helped others to get ahead
4 : at or to an earlier time : in advance make payments ahead
First Known Use of ahead
AHEAD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ahead for English Language Learners
: in or toward the front
: to or toward the place where someone is going
: in, into, or for the future
AHEAD Defined for Kids
Definition of ahead for Students
1 : in or toward the front The road stretched ahead for many miles.
2 : into or for the future You should think ahead.
Seen and Heard
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