French translation of 'ahead'
1. (in space) devant
She looked straight ahead. Elle regardait droit devant elle.
ahead of devant
They were right ahead of us. Ils nous précédaient de peu. ⧫ Ils étaient juste devant nous.
She walked ahead of Helena up the steps into the hotel. Elle précéda Helena dans l’escalier qui menait à l’hôtel.
I saw a man ahead of me. Je vis un homme devant moi.
I saw a man thirty metres ahead of me. Je vis un homme trente mètres devant moi.
go straight ahead allez tout droit
to send sb on ahead faire partir qn devant
to go on ahead partir devant
to get ahead of sb (= in front of) dépasser qn
2. (in the future)
the days ahead les jours à venir
the months ahead les mois à venir
a year ahead (= in advance) une année à l’avance
You should apply about a year ahead. Vous devez soumettre votre candidature un an à l’avance à peu près.
to be ahead of sb [problems, challenges] attendre qn
I tried to think about all the problems that were ahead of me the next day. J’essayais de penser à tous les problèmes qui m’attendraient le lendemain.
We have a very busy day ahead of us. Une journée très chargée nous attend.
There are difficult times ahead. L’avenir s’annonce difficile.
3. (= in advance)
to be ahead [schedule] être en avance
ahead of time en avance
ahead of schedule en avance sur le planning ⧫ en avance sur le calendrier
The election was held six months ahead of schedule. L’élection a eu lieu avec six mois d’avance sur le calendrier.
to finish one minute ahead of sb (in race) terminer avec une minute d’avance sur qn ⧫ finir avec une minute d’avance sur qn
Millar finished 1 minute and 35 seconds ahead of Claveyrolat. Millar a terminé avec 1 minute 35 secondes d’avance sur Claveyrolat.
ahead of (= before) avant
He is to give a speech ahead of today’s meeting. Il doit faire un discours avant la réunion d’aujourd’hui.
5. (in ability, successfulness)
Children in smaller classes were months ahead. Les enfants des petites classes avaient des mois d’avance.
Henry stayed ahead of the others in the academic subjects. Henry garda son avance sur les autres dans les matières académiques.
Clinton was ahead in the polls. Clinton était en tête dans les sondages.
to be ahead of sb avoir de l’avance sur qn
to get ahead of sb prendre de l’avance sur qn
6. (in classification, points)
to be 10 points ahead avoir 10 points d’avance
The French are 5 points ahead. Les Français ont cinq points d’avance.
The goal put Dublin 2-1 ahead. Grâce à ce goal Dublin menait 2 à 1.
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Example Sentences Including 'ahead'
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Other property firms attempting to pass the hat round in weeks ahead will do well to follow suit.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
We need the brightest and best people across all disciplines to stay ahead.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
For a look at the week ahead, and a reminder of recent highlights, sign up at thesundaytimes.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Getting yourself ahead with carefully planned gifts must mean putting others behind.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
If you decide to go ahead, you should avoid taking it before surgery.The Sun (2013)
Perhaps he was ahead of his time.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
So where should savvy buyers look to get in ahead of the curve?Times, Sunday Times (2015)
The key to avoiding this is in planning ahead.The Sun (2009)
The week ahead will see temperatures pick up again with Atlantic fronts set to bring in some rain.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Try to focus on a stable object straight ahead or just sleep.The Sun (2016)
Trying to book a flight a year ahead and being told that there are no available seats seems strange.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
What he was doing was centuries ahead of the time.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
You find answers to tricky questions and stay ahead of the game at work.The Sun (2012)
You stay one step ahead at work and one move ahead when buying or selling.The Sun (2013)
Imagine you are comfortably ahead by 60 points.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Reading have now dropped points in four league games after being ahead.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Spurs should have been ahead after two minutes.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The fans have the excitement of looking ahead.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The step up in distance can only help and he looks some way ahead of the handicapper.The Sun (2016)
We had three good chances after they went ahead and we should have put at least two of them away.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
We wanted to play more football when we were four points ahead but we just didn't have the energy.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
We went ahead but gave away a cheap freekick for their goal.The Sun (2017)
Her party is still ten points ahead of the centre-left SPD.The Sun (2016)
It just looks and feels light years ahead of anything it has made before.The Sun (2017)
So why are some places speeding ahead and others lagging behind?Times, Sunday Times (2017)
The agreement means that the publication of the inquiry's final report is likely to take place well ahead of the next general election.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
They kept looking straight ahead and did not lock eyes with him.The Sun (2011)
To get ahead is a really big thing.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Yet he told lawyers to press ahead with the libel case.The Sun (2014)
The reason we look three years ahead is to know what to accomplish now.Christianity Today (2000)
She's got lots of good years ahead.The Guide to Lesbian and Gay Parenting (1993)
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'ahead' in Other Languages
British English: ahead /əˈhɛd/ ADVERB
Someone who is ahead of another person is in front of them.
My brother ran ahead of us.
- American English: ahead
- Arabic: إِلَى الأَمام
- Brazilian Portuguese: adiante
- Chinese: 在前面
- Croatian: ispred
- Czech: vpředu
- Danish: forude
- Dutch: vooruit
- European Spanish: por delante
- Finnish: edessä
- French: devant
- German: vorn
- Greek: εμπρός
- Italian: avanti
- Japanese: 前に
- Korean: 앞쪽에
- Norwegian: foran
- Polish: naprzód
- European Portuguese: à frente de
- Romanian: înainte
- Russian: впереди
- Spanish: por delante
- Swedish: före
- Thai: แซง อยู่หน้า
- Turkish: önde
- Ukrainian: попереду
- Vietnamese: ở phía trước
Translation of ahead from the Collins English to French Dictionary