Definition of 'ahead'
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The step up in distance can only help and he looks some way ahead of the handicapper. The Sun (2016)Try to focus on a stable object straight ahead or just sleep. The Sun (2016)Spurs should have been ahead after two minutes. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We need the brightest and best people across all disciplines to stay ahead. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We went ahead but gave away a cheap freekick for their goal. The Sun (2017)So why are some places speeding ahead and others lagging behind? Times, Sunday Times (2017)What he was doing was centuries ahead of the time. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It just looks and feels light years ahead of anything it has made before. The Sun (2017)The week ahead will see temperatures pick up again with Atlantic fronts set to bring in some rain. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Her party is still ten points ahead of the centre-left SPD. The Sun (2016)The reason we look three years ahead is to know what to accomplish now. Christianity Today (2000)They kept looking straight ahead and did not lock eyes with him. The Sun (2011)Reading have now dropped points in four league games after being ahead. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You stay one step ahead at work and one move ahead when buying or selling. The Sun (2013)The key to avoiding this is in planning ahead. The Sun (2009)Yet he told lawyers to press ahead with the libel case. The Sun (2014)To get ahead is a really big thing. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The fans have the excitement of looking ahead. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You find answers to tricky questions and stay ahead of the game at work. The Sun (2012)Getting yourself ahead with carefully planned gifts must mean putting others behind. Times, Sunday Times (2016)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)Other property firms attempting to pass the hat round in weeks ahead will do well to follow suit. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Trying to book a flight a year ahead and being told that there are no available seats seems strange. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We had three good chances after they went ahead and we should have put at least two of them away. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Imagine you are comfortably ahead by 60 points. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She's got lots of good years ahead. The Guide to Lesbian and Gay Parenting (1993)If you decide to go ahead, you should avoid taking it before surgery. The Sun (2013)We wanted to play more football when we were four points ahead but we just didn't have the energy. Times, Sunday Times (2006)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)For a look at the week ahead, and a reminder of recent highlights, sign up at thesundaytimes. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Translations for 'ahead'
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
Definition of ahead from the Collins English Dictionary
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