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ahead

adverb

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1 so as to precede something in order of time
  • call ahead for reservations

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2 toward a point ahead in space or time
  • sent me ahead to get a place in the check-out line while she went to get the eggs and milk

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3 toward or at a point lying in advance in space or time
  • the line moved ahead at a snail's pace

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ahead

adjective

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The first known use of ahead was in 1568

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“Ahead.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ahead. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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