ahead of


Definition of ahead of

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

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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.
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First Known Use of ahead of

1613, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of ahead of was in 1613

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“Ahead of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ahead%20of. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners 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)

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Kids Definition of ahead of

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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