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  • having the leading position or higher score in a contest
    • he is ahead by a pawn
    • the leading team in the pennant race
  • 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
  • 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
  • to a more advanced or advantageous position
    • a young man sure to get ahead
    • pushing talented students ahead
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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