Definition of dead ahead
- The island is dead ahead of us.
: deprived of life : no longer alive
: having the appearance of death : deathly
: lacking power to move, feel, or respond : numb
: someone who is no longer alive : one that is dead (see 1dead 1)
: the state of being dead
: the time of greatest quiet
: absolutely, utterly
: suddenly and completely
: in a forward direction or position : forward
: in front
: in, into, or for the future
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