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a·head

 (ə-hĕd′)
adv.
1. At or to the front or head.
2.
a. In advance; before: Pay ahead, and you'll receive a discount.
b. In or into the future; for the future: planned ahead.
3.
a. In an advanced position or a configuration registering the future: Set the clock ahead.
b. At or to a different time; earlier or later: moved the appointment ahead, from Tuesday to Monday.
4.
a. In a forward direction; onward: The train moved ahead slowly.
b. In the prescribed direction or sequence for normal use: You won't hear anything unless you roll the tape ahead.
5. In or into a more advantageous position: wanted to get ahead in life.
Idiom:
be ahead
To be winning or in a superior position: The home team was ahead in the second period. Your company is ahead in developing the new technology.

ahead

(əˈhɛd)
adj
(postpositive) in front; in advance
adv
1. at or in the front; in advance; before
2. onwards; forwards: go straight ahead.
3. in front of; at a further advanced position than
4. before; at an earlier time than
5. (Commerce) stock exchange in anticipation of: the share price rose ahead of the annual figures.
6. (Banking & Finance) stock exchange in anticipation of: the share price rose ahead of the annual figures.
7. be ahead informal to have an advantage; be winning: to be ahead on points.
8. get ahead to advance or attain success

a•head

(əˈhɛd)

adv.
1. in or to the front; before.
2. in a forward direction; onward.
3. into or for the future: Plan ahead.
4. so as to register a later time: to set the clock ahead.
5. at or to a different time, either earlier or later.
6. onward toward success: to get ahead in the world.
adj.
7. having the highest score so far, as in a competition; presently winning.
Idioms:
ahead of, before or further than.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ahead - having the leading position or higher score in a contestahead - having the leading position or higher score in a contest; "he is ahead by a pawn"; "the leading team in the pennant race"
up - being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level; "the anchor is up"; "the sun is up"; "he lay face up"; "he is up by a pawn"; "the market is up"; "the corn is up"
Adv.1.ahead - at or in the frontahead - at or in the front; "I see the lights of a town ahead"; "the road ahead is foggy"; "staring straight ahead"; "we couldn't see over the heads of the people in front"; "with the cross of Jesus marching on before"
2.ahead - toward the futureahead - toward the future; forward in time; "I like to look ahead in imagination to what the future may bring"; "I look forward to seeing you"
backward, back - in or to or toward a past time; "set the clocks back an hour"; "never look back"; "lovers of the past looking fondly backward"
3.ahead - in a forward directionahead - in a forward direction; "go ahead"; "the train moved ahead slowly"; "the boat lurched ahead"; "moved onward into the forest"; "they went slowly forward in the mud"
4.ahead - ahead of timeahead - ahead of time; in anticipation; "when you pay ahead (or in advance) you receive a discount"; "We like to plan ahead"; "should have made reservations beforehand"
5.ahead - to a more advanced or advantageous positionahead - to a more advanced or advantageous position; "a young man sure to get ahead"; "pushing talented students ahead"
6.ahead - to a different or a more advanced time (meaning advanced either toward the present or toward the future)ahead - to a different or a more advanced time (meaning advanced either toward the present or toward the future); "moved the appointment ahead from Tuesday to Monday"; "pushed the deadline ahead from Tuesday to Wednesday"
7.ahead - leading or ahead in a competitionahead - leading or ahead in a competition; "the horse was three lengths ahead going into the home stretch"; "ahead by two pawns"; "our candidate is in the lead in the polls"; "way out front in the race"; "the advertising campaign put them out front in sales"

ahead

adverb
1. in front, on, forwards, in advance, onwards, towards the front, frontwards He looked straight ahead.
2. at an advantage, in advance, in the lead Children in smaller classes were 1.5 months ahead in reading.
3. in the lead, winning, leading, at the head, to the fore, at an advantage Australia were ahead throughout the game.
4. in the future, hence, from now on, henceforth, hereafter, in time to come, from this day forward We have to expect a difficult time ahead.
5. in front, before, in advance, onwards, in the lead, in the vanguard You go on ahead. I'll catch you up later.
ahead of
6. before, in front of, in advance of There was a man a few metres ahead of me.
7. in wait for, before, waiting for, awaiting, in store for I tried to think of all the problems that lay ahead of me.
8. before, prior to, earlier than, in advance of The dish may be prepared a day ahead of time and refrigerated
9. further on, in front of, superior to, further advanced He generally stayed ahead of others in academic subjects.

ahead

adverb
Before the expected time:
Idioms: ahead of time, in advance, with time to spare.
Translations
إِلَى الأَمامأمَام، مُتَقَدِّم عَلَى
vpředupřed
foranforudefremover
edessä
ispred
á undan
前に
앞쪽에
priekyje
priekšā
naprejpred
före
แซง อยู่หน้า
öndeöndenöne
ở phía trước

ahead

[əˈhed] ADV
When ahead is an element in a phrasal verb, eg draw ahead, go ahead, look up the verb.
1. (in space, order) → delante
to be ahead (in race) → llevar la delantera, ir (por) delante, ir ganando (fig) → llevar la ventaja, ir a la cabeza
to go on aheadir adelante
this put Barcelona three points aheadesto dio al Barcelona tres puntos de ventaja
to send sb aheadenviar a algn por delante
see also straight B1
2. (in time) → antes; [book] → con anticipación
there's trouble aheadhan de sobrevenir disgustos, ya se prevén dificultades
there's a busy time aheadtendremos mucha tarea
to look ahead (fig) → anticipar
to plan aheadplanificar por adelantado or con anticipación
to think aheadpensar en el futuro
3. ahead of
3.1. (in space, order) → delante de
there were three people ahead of ushabía tres personas delante de nosotros
to be ahead of sb (in race, competition) → llevar ventaja a
to get ahead of sb (lit, fig) → adelantarse a algn
3.2. (in time) you'll get there ahead of usllegarás antes que nosotros
he's two hours ahead of the next competitorlleva dos horas de ventaja sobre el rival más próximo
share prices rose ahead of the annual reportla cotización subió en anticipación del informe anual
we are three months ahead of schedulellevamos tres meses de adelanto sobre la fecha prevista
to arrive ahead of timellegar antes de la hora prevista
to be ahead of one's timeanticiparse a su época
Wagner was two centuries ahead of his timeWagner se anticipó en dos siglos a su época
the plane is ahead of its timeel avión va por delante de su tiempo

ahead

[əˈhɛd] adv
(in space)devant
straight ahead
She looked straight ahead → Elle regardait droit devant elle.
ahead of → devant
They were right ahead of us
BUT Ils nous précédaient de peu.Ils étaient juste devant nous.
She walked ahead of Helena up the steps into the hotel
BUT 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
(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
BUT L'avenir s'annonce difficile.
(= 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.
(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
(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.

ahead

adv
there’s some thick cloud aheadvor uns or da vorne ist eine große Wolke; the mountains lay aheadvor uns/ihnen etc lagen die Berge; the German runner was/drew aheadder deutsche Läufer lag vorn/zog nach vorne; he is ahead by about two minuteser hat etwa zwei Minuten Vorsprung; to stare straight aheadgeradeaus starren; keep straight aheadimmer geradeaus; full speed ahead (Naut, fig) → volle Kraft voraus; we sent him on aheadwir schickten ihn voraus; in the months aheadin den bevorstehenden Monaten; I see problems aheadich sehe Probleme auf mich/uns etc zukommen; we’ve a busy time aheadvor uns liegt eine Menge Arbeit; to plan aheadvorausplanen
ahead of somebody/somethingvor jdm/etw; walk ahead of megeh voran; the leader is two laps ahead of the othersder Führende hat zwei Runden Vorsprung or liegt zwei Runden vor den anderen; we arrived ten minutes ahead of timewir kamen zehn Minuten vorher an; to be/get ahead of scheduleschneller als geplant vorankommen; the dollar is still ahead of the euroder Dollar führt immer noch vor dem Euro; to be ahead of one’s time (fig)seiner Zeit voraus sein

ahead

[əˈhɛd] adv
a. (in space) → avanti, davanti
ahead of → davanti a
they were (right) ahead of us → erano (proprio) davanti a noi
to go ahead → andare avanti
go ahead! → avanti! (fig) → fai pure!, prego!
to get ahead of sb → superare qn
go right or straight ahead! → vada diritto!
b. (in time, book, plan) → in anticipo
ahead of time → in anticipo
Italy is one hour ahead of Britain at the moment → attualmente l'Italia è un'ora avanti or avanti di un'ora rispetto all'Inghilterra
he finished half an hour ahead of the others → ha finito con mezz'ora di anticipo sugli or rispetto agli altri, ha finito mezz'ora prima degli altri
to look ahead (fig) → guardare avanti, pensare all'avvenire
to be ahead of one's time → precorrere i propri tempi

ahead

(əˈhed) adverb
(often with of) in front; in advance. He went on ahead of me; We are well ahead (of our rivals).

ahead

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ahead

adv. adelante, enfrente, hacia adelante;
v.
look ___mire, mira ___.
References in classic literature ?
Jo doos beat all for goin ahead, but she don't stop to cal'k'late fust, and you never know where she's like to bring up.
If a pedestrian got in her way she drove straight ahead and the frightened citizen had to es- cape as best he could.
Then I happened to see Professor Bumper a few seats ahead of me," went on Mr.
Once when he sat down to chat, he told us that in the immigrant car ahead there was a family from `across the water' whose destination was the same as ours.
repeated Hawkeye, calmly; "no, not absolutely of danger; for, with vigilant ears and quick eyes, we can manage to keep a few hours ahead of the knaves; or, if we must try the rifle, there are three of us who understand its gifts as well as any you can name on the borders.
She was fain to have recourse to the prospect again to banish these thoughts, and this opened her eyes to the fact that her companions had been missing from the trail ahead of her for some time.
There are some sailors running ahead there, if I see right, said I to Queequeg, it can't be shadows; she's off by sunrise, I guess; come on
I tell thee again, Gabriel, that-- But again the boat tore ahead as if dragged by fiends.
They said that there were two constables, in a town a little piece ahead, who would go in with 'em to get 'em taken up, and the young woman was to be taken before a judge; and one of the fellows, who is small and smooth-spoken, was to swear to her for his property, and get her delivered over to him to take south.
Well, the second night a fog begun to come on, and we made for a towhead to tie to, for it wouldn't do to try to run in a fog; but when I paddled ahead in the canoe, with the line to make fast, there warn't any- thing but little saplings to tie to.
And it is the voice of the keeper of the ship's anchors that will answer: "Grows right ahead, sir," or "Broad on the bow," or whatever concise and deferential shout will fit the case.
Raising my voice to its utmost, I shouted my command to the dwars ahead of me.