ahead ahead  /ə ˈhɛd/


  1. (adj) having the leading position or higher score in a contest
  2. (adv) at or in the front
  3. (adv) toward the future; forward in time
  4. (adv) in a forward direction
  5. (adv) ahead of time; in anticipation
  6. (adv) to a more advanced or advantageous position
  7. (adv) to a different or a more advanced time (meaning advanced either toward the present or toward the future)
  8. (adv) leading or ahead in a competition


  1. Political fires are still burning brightly ahead of this weekend's elections.
  2. Despite widespread dissatisfaction with Ahmadinejad's performance in office, a little more than a week ago, opinion polls showed Ahmadinejad ahead of Mousavi.


  1. Naval Academy moves ahead on sexual assault case

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy's superintendent has decided to move ahead with a case in which a female midshipman accuses football players of sexually assaulting her after she was passed out from a night of drinking, the school announced Monday.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. The Year Ahead: Canadian Investors Optimistic About Personal Investments, Domestic Economy

    The Year Ahead: Canadian Investors Optimistic About Personal Investments, Domestic Economy
    on June 17, 2013     Source: CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Futures rising ahead of Fed's 2-day policy meeting

    U.S. stock futures are rising sharply ahead of this week's two-day policy meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve. Dow Jones futures are up 124 points to 15,112. S&P futures have added 14.3 points to 1,632.70. ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "We lost our concentration in the second half and the Americans benefited from that," Slovenia coach Matjaz Kek said. "We were ahead of the United States but we didn't overcome this pressure."
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Matjaž Kek Source: The Associated Press

  2. "But we played a very good tournament here. We have a lot of quality and we'll work more to be able to play for the title again," Lahm said. "It's good that I have a few more years ahead of me. We have the chance to mix it up with the top...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Philipp Lahm Source: The Associated Press

  3. Obama added: "The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep. But America - I have never been more hopeful than I am tonight that we will get there."
    on Nov 5, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: BBC News

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pivotal pivotal
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