ahead

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a- +‎ head

(nautical) Beyond the head (of a ship). This may have drifted into more general English usage where it is used to describe something as being 'in front of'.

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ahead ‎(not comparable)

  1. In or to the front; in advance; onward.
    The island was directly ahead.
  2. In the direction one is facing or moving.
    Just ahead you can see the cliffs.
  3. In or for the future.
    There may be tough times ahead.
    You've got to think ahead so as not to be unprepared.
  4. At an earlier time.
    He paid his rent ahead.
  5. Having progressed more.
    In all of his classes Jack was ahead.

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