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[əˈhed]
adv
1) in front of sb in the direction in front of you
There's a motel just a few miles ahead.[/ex]
She walked ahead of him along the corridor.[/ex]
Instead of turning left, he drove straight ahead towards the river.[/ex]
2) in the future used for saying what will happen in the future
Where will the money come from in the years ahead?[/ex]
Looking ahead to next summer, where would you like to go?[/ex]
We have a busy day ahead of us.[/ex]
See:
lie I
3) before sb leaving or arriving before someone else
You go on ahead and tell them we're coming.[/ex]
David finished ahead of me in last year's race.[/ex]
4) achieving more success or making more progress than someone else
The Russians were now ahead of the US in space research.[/ex]
If you want to get ahead in politics (= become more successful), you have to look confident.[/ex]
5) referring to the time in different places if one place is ahead of another, the clocks there show a later time
Moscow is three hours ahead of London.[/ex]
ahead of your/its time — very advanced or modern[/ex]
As a writer, Sterne was ahead of his time.[/ex]
ahead of time/schedule — at an earlier time than was planned[/ex]
See:
go ahead

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