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
AHEAD OF Defined for English Language Learners
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
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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