Textual thesaurus for "ahead"

(adj) in the lead, leading

having the leading position or higher score in a contest

he is ahead by a pawn; the leading team in the pennant race

(adv) before, in front

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

(adv) in advance, beforehand

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

(adv) forrader, forward, forwards, onward, onwards

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

(adv) out front, in the lead

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

(adv) forward

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