ahead of

preposition

Definition of ahead of

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

Examples of ahead of in a Sentence

  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

ahead of Synonyms

Synonyms
afore [chiefly dialect], before, ere, fore (also 'fore) [chiefly dialect], of, previous to, prior to, to
Antonyms
after, following
Related Words
till, until, up to
Near Antonyms
next, next to, since

AHEAD OF Defined for English Language Learners

ahead of

preposition

Definition of ahead of for English Language Learners

  • : 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)


AHEAD OF Defined for Kids

ahead of

preposition

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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